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    Can ceramide be obtained from food?

    Can you increase the amount of ceramide, which is essential for beautiful, firm skin, by eating it?

    Ceramide is a lipid that is found in the stratum corneum of the skin and plays an important role in retaining moisture. Ceramides are important for keeping skin moist and beautiful, but they also tend to decrease due to aging and stress.

    Ceramides work in the stratum corneum of the epidermis, which is close to the surface of the skin, so using cosmetics that contain ceramides is expected to have some replenishing effect. So, is it difficult to supplement ceramide from the inside?

    There are many supplements on the market that claim to supply ceramide. Of course, you can take such supplements on a daily basis, but there is a more convenient way to supplement ceramide from the inside. One way is to take ceramide from food.

    If you look at the ingredients section of ceramide supplements...

    Turn over the package of any ceramide supplement on the market and look at the ingredients section. "You will probably find familiar ingredients such as "konjac potato," "rice," "milk," and "corn. In particular, konjac potato contains a large amount of ceramide, which is used as an ingredient in many ceramide supplements.

    Another food that has been attracting attention for its high ceramide content and is increasingly being used in supplements and cosmetics is milk. Sphingomyelin, an ingredient in milk, is converted to ceramide when it is combined with enzymes in the body. In contrast to plant-derived ceramides, such as konjac potatoes and rice, milk ceramide is derived from animals. Milk ceramide is widely used because its composition is similar to that of ceramide in the human body and its absorption rate is high.

    What is the diet to increase ceramide?

    Ceramide is produced from glucose, which is a decomposed carbohydrate, and palmitic acid, which is a saturated fatty acid. This is why moderate intake of high-quality fats and oils, along with staple foods such as rice, bread, and noodles, is essential for the body to produce ceramide. In recent years, diets such as "no staple foods" and "oil-free" have become popular for their dietary effects, but in order to maintain healthy and beautiful skin, we should consume a wide range of foods, including carbohydrates and fats, in good balance.

    On top of that, tropical fruits such as pineapple and avocado are among the foods that should be actively consumed to increase ceramide levels. The yellow flesh of pineapples is rich in a ceramide component called "pineapple ceramide. Pineapple ceramide is an ingredient that, when taken orally, is believed to improve the barrier function and moisturizing function of the skin. In addition, pineapple is low in calories, but contains many enzymes, vitamins, and other nutrients that have skin beautifying effects.

    Avocados are rich in high quality fats and oils, and it is said that eating just half an avocado a day provides the necessary amount of fatty acids that are the source of ceramide. In addition, the effects of vitamin E can be expected to stimulate blood circulation and metabolism, and the synergistic effects can help reduce ceramide loss and assist in its production.

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