by Erin Madigan-Fleck NMD
A better breakfast, It is a general consensus among nutritionists that breakfast should represent a collection of core nutrients that supply the body “fuel” to seize the day. For many, breakfast is an afterthought or simply a snack on-the-run laden with calories, fats and sugar. Many multi-tasking individuals gravitate towards eating the same foods over and over – citing convenience as the reason for their choices.
Nutrient deficits will eventually lead to imbalances or nutrient deficiencies and inadvertently may impact the skin. Most functional nutritional programs focus on the balanced benefits from foods and emphasize nutrient density. The ANDI score system ranks the nutrient value of foods on the basis of how many nutrients are delivered to your body for each calorie consumed. ANDI scores scan thirty-four important nutritional parameters and foods are ranked on a scale of 1-1000, with the most nutrient-dense cruciferous, leafy green, vegetables scoring the highest.
Your body and your skin deserve the best, and putting more emphasis on breakfast is a great start to getting more glow. Nutritional and dermatological research has demonstrated that specific and key nutrients are required to ensure the physiological functioning and overall health of the skin.
Proteins at Breakfast For Healthy Skin
Protein is great at breakfast for healthy skin. One-third of the protein content in the body is made up of collagen, which is the major fibrous protein found in the extracellular matrix and connective tissue of the skin. Collagen is formed by the triple helix of amino acids – glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline – and, along with keratin and elastin, give the skin its strength. Amino acids are essential for both dermal and epidermal structures and produce the extracellular proteins and enzymes needed for the synthesis of the epidermal barrier.
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