10 Foods for Beautiful Healthy Skin

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We’ve all heard the saying: treat your body like a temple, meaning to be mindful of what you put into it, because you only get one.
That’s great advice because we put a lot of food into our bodies, and we’ve found that what we eat can also have a major impact on how our skin looks and feels.

 

Below are 10 best foods for beautiful, healthy skin.

1. Fish

Fish such as salmon, mackerel or tuna contain fish oils with omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are an important component of cell membranes that help maintain cell structure and function. They can help assist in retaining moisture in the skin’s barrier, making it more resilient to environmental pollutions and sun exposure.

But for all you fish-haters, don’t fret — you can still get these important omega-3s by taking a high-quality fish oil supplement (be sure to check if the products are made from anchovies and sardines as small fish are naturally much lower in contaminants than larger fish species.

2. Almonds

Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, which helps to protect the skin from sun damage and promotes healthy skin growth. Almonds also have various antioxidants that can help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. 

3. Kiwi

Well it’s true, and vitamin C is great for maintaining healthy skin and has been known to help reduce the appearance of skin blemishes.Did you know that kiwi is an even more potent source of vitamin C than your average citrus fruit?

4. Kale

Vitamin A is the ‘gold standard’ for helping healthy skin look younger longer. It is also known as the ‘Mother Vitamin’ in terms of skin rejuvenation and maintaining skin beauty. It’s not that pretty to look at, but Kale is packed with vitamins A and C.


5. Dark Chocolate

Antioxidants are a crucial component of skin care, as everyone is exposed to free radical damage on a consistent basis.Who doesn’t love chocolate? (Crazy people, that’s who.) It’s nice to know that when you’re indulging (not too much) in your special dark treat, you’re consuming antioxidants that fight against free radical damage.

6. Tomatoes

Inside Beauty - Healthy Skin TomatoesLycopene is the compound in tomatoes that give them their rich color. Neat, right? That’s not all. Lycopene is also a powerful antioxidant that helps rid skin-damaging free radicals from ultraviolet exposure.

7. Apples

Apples contain many beneficial nutrients and fiber to help support your intestinal health, making a happier healthier you. You might even say, an apple a day can keep the dermatologist away.

So grab an apple, and keep a high fiber diet to keep things moving smoothly.

8. Sweet Potatoes

Plus the beta-carotene has antioxidant properties that help fight damage caused by free radicals.Rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A make this a superfood! Containing vitamins A, B, C, K and E, sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious foods when it comes to skin benefits.

9. Green Tea

Inside Beauty - Healthy Skin Green TeaDid you know green tea has amazing skin-health properties?

In a study published in the Archives of Dermatology, it states that whether taken orally or applied to the skin, green tea can help reduce the risk of damage from ultraviolet light.

10. Water

There is no question that proper hydration plays a key role in keeping skin looking healthier and younger. But water also helps move toxins out of the body, which can help skin looking better, longer.

More Good News!

You’re hungry now, right? Well, there’s even more good news!

Many of these foods aren’t just healthy for your skin — they promote overall health as well. So curb your cravings by chowing down and nourishing your skin all at the same time.


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