How to Change Your Diet to Avoid Stretch Marks?

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July 6, 2010


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How to Change Your Diet to Avoid Stretch Marks?

We all know that stretch marks on the body are not the most attractive view. Especially, when you want to wear your favorite swimsuit or dress with beautiful décolleté. When the derma is stretched to the limit, it breaks and stretch mark (striae) appears on the body surface. The basic factors why people have these ugly marks are: hormonal changes, pregnancy or weight gain.

There are many different cures for avoiding striae, but first of all you need to change your diet. Our body consists of 60-80 % of water, and it is vital to drink enough of water everyday. If you drink about 2 liters of water daily, your skin will be smooth and soft. When skin is moisturized, stretch marks are not likely to come out. Dermatologists assert that coffee is very harmful for your organism and skin. Coffee has ingredients that induce the development of stretch marks on the body.

Vitamins and Other Supplements

It is crucial to eat food rich in zinc and vitamins A, C, E. Try to eat more food that is high in zinc. Zinc-rich food is oysters, honey, bananas, apples, lemon, raspberry, onion, nuts, green tea, raisins, and legumes.

Vitamin A sources are: dried apricots, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, liver, tuna, milk, mozzarella cheese, margarine and yoghurt. Remember, that 25 000 IU of vitamin A is a limit for pregnant woman.

Vitamin C rich foods: papaya, kiwi, strawberries, guava, leeches, nectarines, orange, grapefruit and Clementine. Vegetables that are rich in Vitamin C are: tomatoes, spring greens, peppers, curly kale, Brussels sprouts and green cabbage.

Vitamin E foods include: wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds, olives, almonds, hazelnuts, blueberries, avocado, eggs and mango.

If your daily diet is healthy, it will make your skin elastic and keep it in shape. In addition to the diet, use stretch marks creams and lotions, all them together will give an amazing result.

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