Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin

Before you start thinking about wolfing down your next pizzas, hamburgers and friend chickens, let me tell you something.

Fair and Healthy Skin

Fair and Healthy Skin

Healthy diet always reflects as healthy skin on the outside and the food that you consume has a major effect on your skin. You need to provide the right food for healthy skin that glows and radiates. This is because the input that you give to your body always has effects on it. Excess of fat content in the body will lead to skin problems that appear as marks and blemishes on the skin.

Consume more healthy and natural foods that offer potent healing and preventative powers to remedy a wide range of skin troubles. The following foods listed here can dramatically improve skin for a fraction of the price of costly cosmetic or dermatologist visits:

1. Green Tea
Green tea is rich in antioxidants that reduce inflammation and protect cell membranes.  Green tea is also high in polyphenols — compounds that eliminate cancer-causing free radicals.

A Cup of Green Tea

A Cup of Green Tea

 Green tea is also high in vitamins C, D and K, as well as riboflavin, zinc, calcium, magnesium and iron.

2. Salmon
Salmon is high rich in Omega-3s.  Omega-3s help keep cell membranes healthy by keeping out harmful substances as well as allowing nutrients to enter cells and exit with waste products.

Salmon Dish

Salmon Dish

 Salmon is also rich in protein, potassium, selenium and vitamin B12.

3. Carrots
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which is a required nutrient for healthy skin. Vitamin A is required for developing and maintaining skin cells, and a deficiency of the vitamin can cause dry skin.

Carrots

Carrots

 4. Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries

Many experts agree that blueberries, the highest food source of antioxidants, help to fight off target free radicals that can wreak havoc on skin cells.

Blueberries are also an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin E and riboflavin.

5. Water

A Glass of Water

A Glass of Water

Not the kind of food that you can taste, bite or chew, but drinking lots of water does help revitalising your skins. Water both hydrates cells and helps them move toxins out and nutrients in.

Water intake must be from pure, clean water, so don’t count on your carbonated sodas, caffeinated drinks and alcoholic drinks.

The skin is considered the outside indicator of inside health, and putting expensive creams, lotions and treatments on the outside of the skin can’t alleviate problems that stem from inner nutritional deficiencies.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Remember: You are what you eat, from your head to your feet.

Consuming the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones can reveal beautiful, youthful-looking skin without expensive cosmetics.

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3 Comments »

  1. […]  Drink lots of water. Water rejuvenate your body cells and revitalise your skins, making it more radiant. Avoid drinking sugary […]

  2. […] Nutrition, Skins Health ·Tagged anti-aging, Nutrition You may have read the article ”Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin” dated on January 9, 2009.  One of the foods mentioned is blueberry (see entry […]

  3. […] “Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin” (see entry #2), you know fish especially salmon is rich in omega-3 and it’s good for […]

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