A Healthy and balanced diet can protect your insides from all sorts of bad health but it can also protect your outsides to. With the right vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish and teas, you can protect your skin from the harshness of the environment, time, and even cancer.
So here are the Top 6 Foods For Your Skin!
1. Kiwi- A cup of kiwifruit gives your more than double your daily need for vitamin C! Your daily need is referred to as Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Kiwis can double collagen synthesis in the skin, and to a degree build stronger skin that is less likely to show lines.
2. Green Tea- It releases catechin, which is an antioxidant with proven anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. I would say drinking 2 to 3 cups a day is more than enough to see Green Tea’s true power. It can also help to burn fat, as it speeds up the metabolic rate because its antioxidant effect helps the liver to function more efficiently.
Keynote: The tea’s antioxidants degrade as it cools, so drink it wile it is still hot!
3. Wild Salmon-is the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids. A cholesterol- lowering healthy fat that is primarily known for preventing heart disease. But in the skin its anti- inflammatory power helps to prevent wrinkle development. Sunlight is the main trigger for inflammation in the skin. Healthy fats also aid with keeping skin flexible. So if you have dry flaky skin, eat it up!
4. Carrots- they are good for clearing up breakouts. No magic formula needed, just plenty of vitamin A, which prevents overproduction of cells in the skins outer layer. Which means fewer clogged pores.
5. Almonds- Almonds are stuffed with vitamin E, which helps defend against sun damage and because it is an antioxidant, it also works to keep your arteries free of dangerous free radicals.
6. Eggs- I am not Yolking when I say this. Whole eggs contain the amino acid Lutein ( Carotenoid best known in eye health) which prevents and to some extent reverses vision loss. In the skin, Lutein works to fend off free radical damage as well as increasing skin elasticity. Eggs are anti-ageing… KNOCKOUT – get cracking!
Bottom Line: There are so many foods to get your skin looking healthy and to promote good overall health but I would say, do not get to clingy to specific foods for healthy skin. Rather, concentrate on healthy diet in general. Include nuts (not if you’ve got a nut allergy), beans, wholegrain pasta etc, to your meals and get rid of sweets. Always remember to strive for variety when you are making healthy choices.