These 10 foods for beautiful skin all have a specific beautifying benefit - include them in your diet and you will see your skin become more supple, glowing and clear.
Let products do their job on the surface, while you get beautiful from within. The right nutrients can make such a difference to the look and feel of your skin that no external product can ever come close.
The right foods can tighten, brighten and completely clear your complexion.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, an anti oxidant powerhouse that:
Snack on cherry or grape tomatoes - more smaller ones mean you eat more skin which is where most of the nutrients are. Drizzle them in olive oil. Delicious.
Cooked tomatoes are even more potent - tomato paste, pasta sauce, ketchup.
Dark purple foods are extremely healing with a very high anti oxidant content:
Snack on a handful of dark purple grapes, blackberries or blueberries.
Other sources are prunes, red cabbage (coleslaw recipe) and red onions. Especially when you feel a breakout erupting on your face, these are great acne fighter foods.
Fish like salmon and sardines are a fantastic source of Omega 3 fats, which:
Tinned fish is just as beneficial as fresh. Try sardines on toast (with tomato sauce for double goodness). Make a tuna or salmon salad, or have fresh sockeye salmon with eggs.
So this isn't a specific food... but eating adequate protein is so essential to your skin's health and how it looks:
Eggs, chicken, red meat, edamame, lentils...
Include a source of protein at every meal. This makes each meal more satisfying and you will also notice the change in your body!
Apples do contain a lot of natural sugar... but they actually help stabilize blood sugar levels in the body:
Eating an apple first thing in the morning is a great way to kick start digestion and put you in a healthy mindset. A satisfying, hydrating start to your morning.
Ok, not really a food, but so good for skin that you should be adding it to your food whenever you can!
Add it to soups, salads, curries.... anything.
Full of Omega 3 and Vitamin E, these 2 tiny powerhouse nuts are the perfect snack because:
A handful of these nuts is the perfect snack. Carry a small bag with you during the day.
So these make it every Top Food List around... for a reason! They really are one of the most important foods for beautiful skin:
Get into the habit of having more salads. With every meal have a handful of dark greens on the side. Or you could try them in a smoothie and get your full serving in one go.
This humble legume:
My favorite way to eat lentils is in a salad. Add some goat cheese for extra taste and goodness.
Eggs are mini nutrient capsules and are so simple to eat. They contain:
Boiled eggs are one of the best snacks there is. Boil a few each week and keep them peeled in the fridge ready to go.
Do you have a favorite food for beautiful skin? Or noticed a difference in yours after including some of the above? Share in the comments below!
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