The best way to keep the skin healthy is by keeping it protected from damaging elements like free radicals. Although research on which foods are best to achieve healthy skin is still limited, foods that are packed with antioxidants take the spotlight in offering protective effect on the skin.
Skin care should not just be about the products that you lather on your skin. Your diet actually plays a major role on the condition of your skin. If your diet includes skin-friendly foods, then you are on the right track of getting a healthy and beautiful skin.
Here are a few skin-friendly foods that you should always be included in your grocery list.
Foods that Love Your Skin
- Yellow and Orange Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables having yellow and orange tones are great for the skin. Carrots and apricots are two examples.
- Leafy Greens
Your mom was right to keep forcing you to eat leafy greens when you were young. Not only are leafy green vegetables great for your health, they also help keep the skin healthy and beautiful. Include leafy greens like spinach, kale and collards in your daily meals.
Is it a fruit or a vegetable? This debate has been ongoing for many years. Scientifically speaking, tomatoes are a kind of fruit. But in the culinary world, tomatoes are considered to be a kind of vegetable since they are used in savory cooking and not sweet cooking. But no matter how you look at tomatoes, whether you see it as a fruit or a vegetable, its goodness to the skin cannot be denied.
They may be small in size but they are loaded with antioxidants. Have some blueberries on your pancakes, cereals, salads and even on your stews and grilled dishes. You can even munch on these little babies for your snack.
It pays to include legumes such as beans, peas and lentils in your daily diet. They are great for the heart and a great source of protein. Another reason you should love legumes is the fact that they are also great for your skin.
- Fatty Fish
Not all fats are bad! This is one of the things that people should learn about. Fatty fish like salmon and mackerel are great sources of the healthy fats. Grill them, bake them or steam them! You’ll love its juicy taste plus your skin will be benefited with every bite!
Snack time is best to be nuts time! Nuts are loaded with healthy fats, antioxidants and other health beneficial nutrients. Nuts can also curb your appetite helping you in losing excess weight and preventing gaining excess weight.
Love your skin with the right foods!
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