The saying “you are what you eat” can be used within a lot of contexts. But when it comes to skin-health, it should be taken literally. For centuries, nutrition experts have advised on what to eat and what not to eat if you want to achieve this or that.
But when it comes to flawless skin, nothing has changed with what kinds of foods to consume. In fact, the varieties of these foods continue to increase, giving people a wider choice.
On the other hand, there are many skin care treatments that can change your skin for the better as well as give you younger-looking skin. But what better way to get the perfect skin by working on it both from inside and outside?
Below we have compiled some healthy foods that if consumed regularly, would do wonders to every aspect of your skin; from glowing and better complexion to texture.
Drinking plenty of water is good for your entire body and health. It has a special way of flushing out toxins from your body as well as replenishing the cells; leaving your skin looking healthy and hydrated. And what more, it is readily available. So make sure to drink the eight glasses recommended per day and more if you are exercising.
There is a belief that the fat content in this soft tasty fruit is not healthy for our bodies. But fat aside, which by the way is very healthy, it contains vitamin E, which increases the skin’s radiance and vitality. In addition, avocados reduce irritation of the skin while its oil increases collagen production.
This ancient herbal drink is often praised for its weight loss properties. But in addition to helping you lose weight, it can also aid you in achieving a younger-looking skin. This happens when catechins in green tea are released in your body, and as a result prevent your skin from aging.
Who does not love tomatoes? This fruit used as a vegetable for cooking is full of lycopene, which is very good at eradicating free radicals that form as a result of UV rays, causing your skin to age pre-maturely. In order to take full advantage of the goodness of tomatoes, it is advisable to eat them cooked.
These seeds always referred to as nuts are good at restoring the health of your skin. Almonds are full of vitamin E which protects your skin from UV light. Eating about 15 to 20 almonds a day will put you on the fast track towards a fairly flawless skin.
Touted as a superfood with many benefits, turmeric, in addition to its other uses, helps reduce inflammation of your skin. All you have to do is add it to your food while cooking and not only will you enjoy a tasty curry; you will also be increasing photo protection for your skin.
This purple vegetable contains vitamins and minerals. These include vitamins A and E as well as potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium among others. Other than protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, it also increases your skin’s glow.
Packed with anti-oxidants and minerals like carotene, manganese and potassium, it plays its part by nourishing and hydrating your skin, giving it that smooth and luminous look.
These guys contain a naturally occurring mineral – selenium – that plays its part by clearing your skin and preventing any premature aging. So go ahead and include eggs to your breakfast or lunch sandwich and start reaping the benefits.
Finally, last but not least on our list is taking it easy on sugar, because it is an enemy of our skin health. But this does not mean you quit sugar completely. You can get your sugar from fruits as well as an occasional small piece of cake, but not the entire box or on a daily basis. Keeping everything to a minimum always goes a long way.
Do you know any more foods that are great for skin-health? Let us know on the comments section below.
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