Does My Diet Need a Makeover?

We all believe that we eat better than the average person. However, according to research from the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFICF), that’s definitely not the case. In fact, many national surveys, like the one conducted by the IFICF, indicate the opposite—that the average American has a misguided view of just how healthy, or unhealthy, their diet is in reality.

Let’s face the facts; with the help of these seven signals that indicate the need for a healthy diet makeover…

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1. Your Skin is Less than Glowing

Researchers from the American Academy of Dermatology claim that signs of eating a nutritious diet will almost always show up directly on the outside. That means your skin will reflect your healthy eating choices. However, the opposite can be said for blemish-prone, less than glowing skin as well.  If you think of the skin as a mirror of your health, a poor diet will wreck havoc on your outward appearance

Those with skin marked with blackheads, pimples, dry or oily patches, rashes, and early signs of aging usually indicate vitamin deficiencies (i.e., omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and E) and typically signal that your diet is be lacking certain essential nutrients.

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