Advertisement

What happens if the food I eat is deficient in nutrients?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology
There are things you can eat that definitely benefit the skin in particular, and deficiencies of certain nutrients are damaging. A lack of protein can lead to poor wound healing and hair loss, and a fat deficiency can bring on dry skin and brittle hair and nails. A lack of vitamin C can cause scurvy (yes, even in this day and age!), which leads to spongy gums and bleeding hair follicles, among other awful skin conditions. So don't be caught short of the nutrients your skin needs in your diet, but don't make yourself crazy either. It's really not too difficult to incorporate essential food elements into your daily meals.
Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman's Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin

More About this Book

Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman's Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin

What if a leading dermatologist just happened to be your best friend and you could ask her anything? DR. ELLEN MARMUR, a world-renowned New York City dermatologist, answers all your questions with...

Continue Learning about Diet & Nutrition

Why the Vibrant Colors of Fruits and Vegetables Protect Your Brain and Heart
Why the Vibrant Colors of Fruits and Vegetables Protect Your Brain and Heart
Have you ever wondered what’s behind the vibrant yellow, orange and red hue in fruits and vegetables? The nutrient is call “lutein,” and it’s just one...
Read More
What is a healthy salsa recipe?
Joel H. Fuhrman, MDJoel H. Fuhrman, MD
Black Bean and Corn Salsa Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans or 1 (15 ounce) no...
More Answers
5 Superfoods for Fall
5 Superfoods for Fall5 Superfoods for Fall5 Superfoods for Fall5 Superfoods for Fall
Stock up on these delicious and healthy fall favorites.
Start Slideshow
How a Reverse Icicle Forms
How a Reverse Icicle Forms

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.