Whether you decided to gobble 'til you wobble today or enjoyed some fresh air with a turkey trot race, you may find yourself wondering how all this holiday feasting will impact your skin.
Is turkey good for your skin?
Turkey is, in fact, an excellent source of necessary nutrients for healthy skin. Turkey has a high concentration of good proteins and zinc, but that’s not all…
Proteins play a vital role in the production of collagen and elastin – necessary for youthful-looking skin with a good texture and tone.
Good sources of protein include lean meat (like turkey), fish, nuts, tofu, beans and lentils.
‘Good’ fats are an important source of energy for the body and play a role in skin health. These ‘better-for-you’ unsaturated fats help the skin produce its own natural fats, or lipids, which act as a barrier against water loss and keep skin feeling smooth and supple. They can also help reduce inflammation, an important factor for acne-prone skin.
Poultry also contains selenium, an antioxidant mineral that helps protect the skin from inflammation and sun damage and preserves elastin, a protein that keeps the skin smooth and tight.
Zinc is responsible for maintaining our body’s natural collagen and elastin fibers which preserve skin firmness and elasticity. Zinc offers great anti-aging skin benefits that keep us looking younger. It also speeds up skin renewal, protects cell membranes and helps controls sebaceous oil gland activity. DHT triggered overproduction of oil in the sebaceous glands is what causing the cycle of inflammation and acne formation, so combining the natural DHT-inhibiting ingredients in Clearogen with a diet rich in zinc helps ensure a clear, healthy complexion.
Lentils, certain shellfish, pumpkin seeds – and yes, turkey – are all considered good sources of zinc.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B3 helps reduce skin inflammation and improve the skin’s ability to maintain a protective barrier. Turkey is just one of the many yummy sources of vitamin B3 that can be found while feasting this holiday season. Broccoli, kale, tuna and mushrooms also contain B3 (Niacin).