Did you know that what you put into your body can affect the outside? Here’s a list of some foods that promote healthy, beautiful skin and why they’re great.
Spinach: Spinach is good for skin as it is useful to clear up acne. It contains various nutrients and vitamins like vitamin A, C, E, and K that are good for your skin.
Walnuts: Walnuts contain Omega-3 fatty acids, that help in strengthening of skin cells thereby locking the moisture and leaving you with a glowing healthy skin. Gorging upon a handful of walnuts can also help in reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Yogurt: Yogurt is a natural source of probiotic and excellent food for your face as it is effective in treating acne, eczema, dandruff and other problems to some extent.
Red Meat: Red meat is a storehouse of zinc and proteins and can therefore help in the treatment of acne.
Green beans: They are a rich source of silicon which help in better growth of hair and healthy nails.
Olives & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
We need a source of good fats in our diet to help us absorb nutrients from our vegetables and fruits, keep our cells supple, skin glowing, brains sharp and mood upbeat. We also need dietary fat in order to burn fat. Extra virgin olive oil contains oleic acid, which helps us to absorb the omega-3s and other vitamins and nutrients from our foods.
Beans & Lentils
When it comes to maintaining beautiful skin and keeping unwanted pounds at bay, beans and lentils are a body’s best friend. They are very low-glycemic and unlike sugary, starchy foods, won’t cause a rapid rise in blood sugar. They are anti-inflammatory foods, key in preventing dull, dry, wrinkled sagging skin and body fat.
Wild salmon and other cold water fish (salmon, sardines, herring, trout, etc.) are great sources of protein, necessary to maintain and repair the body–including the skin on a cellular level. These fish are high in anti-inflammatory omega 3 essential fatty acids, which keeps skin radiant, supple and wrinkle-free, moods upbeat and brain functioning at optimal levels.
Green tea contains polyphenols, which help eliminate inflammation-producing free radicals. Polyphenols protect healthy cells from cancer causing DNA damage, while ushering cancer cells to their death. Another remarkable finding is the power of green tea polyphenols known as EGCG to reactivate dying skin cells. Researchers consider this reactivation to be a potential benefit to skin diseases such as psoriasis, ulcers, rosacea, wounds–and wrinkles.