Wednesday, March 14

Tips for healthy skin diet

Blueberries fight aging skin
Antioxidants help fight the signs of aging skin, and blueberries are a great source. Rich in vitamin C, blueberries can play a healthy role in an otherwise decadent dessert and taste great as a cereal topping and tossed into salads. Other sources of antioxidants that you can include in your healthy diet are red wine and dark chocolate. Eating fruits and veggies in their fresh, raw form provides more antioxidants than when cooked.

Fish provide healthy oils
Fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids should be part of a healthy skin diet. “Omega-3s are a great source of oil for the skin without clogging the pores.” Many people try to cut all fats from their diet, but without some fat, your skin may suffer. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered healthy fats, and a diet that is too low in healthy fats can lead to “dull, dry skin,”.

Water hydrates your skin
“There are molecules in the skin that actually bind water and your skin will not be as plump if you are dehydrated.” Skin also becomes dry when it loses too much water, so you need to drink plenty of liquids to replace daily water loss. Water is also a good alternative to sugary beverages that could negatively affect your skin by causing insulin levels to rise and fall dramatically.

Green Tea helps skin and overall health
Green tea has two benefits for your skin: It contains antioxidants, which may fight the effects of aging, and drinking it is a good way to stay hydrated. When given the option, choose green tea over beverages that don’t promote skin health. Read more about benefits of drinking green tea here

Sweet Potatoes help reduce wrinkles
Sweet potatoes give you a healthy dose of vitamin A, which has been found to help reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Broccoli helps fight fine lines
Broccoli and other green vegetables are great for the skin. The richer the color of veggies and fruits, the more likely they are to contain the nutrients you need for a healthy diet. “Darker is better” - darker broccoli florets provide more vitamins A and C, and both of these vitamins help fight fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin D slows skin aging
Vitamin D isn’t found naturally in the diet, but it is important for healthy skin. People usually get Vitamin D through sun exposure, but if you live in a less sunny area or stay inside a lot, you need to get it through your diet. You can drink vitamin D-enriched beverages, eat foods fortified with vitamin D, or take a supplement in order to help slow the aging process on your skin.

1 comment:

Mrs K said...

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