9 Best Foods for Your Skin

April 28, 2008 at 10:55 am (Uncategorized)

Treat your body with the respect it deserves. If you fill it with trash and you’ll be left looking 15 years older. Your skin reflects your overall health. So try out these 9 best foods for your skin and see the difference!

1. Low fat yogurt

Low fat dairy products are full of vitamin A. This essential vitamin does wonders for your skin. If you have a thyroid problem or diabetes that’s even more reason to stock up!

2. Berries

Now we’re talking about plums, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries (No, not the phone!). These fruits have great antioxidant capacity and that translate to you have wonderful and healthy skin.

3. Salmon

Your skin needs essential fatty acids. If fish isn’t your thing, then try walnuts, flax seed or canola oil. All these lead to the same result! Omega 3 and Omega 6 may sound like a Sci-fi flick but these fatty acids are required to keep you healthy.

4. Green tea

Although a beverage this drink has polyphenols which have anti-inflammatory characteristics. Now that spells goods news for your skin.

5. Water

Need we even mention it! Good hydration is your skin’s best friend. Now we’re talking about good old water in its purest form and not soup or soda. So ensure that you’re getting at least 8 glasses down your system.

6. Avocados

This green fruit is rich in B-complex vitamins and essential oils and works like an anti-inflammatory agent. It also soothes skin that is red, irritated or just blotchy. You can even mix this fruit with yogurt and berries to give you a great breakfast drink.

7. Mangoes

Yum! I’m glad this one’s on the list. Lots of vitamin A is in store with this skin do-gooder! This fruit will repair your skin cells so it doesn’t look flaky. It has only 70 calories for each serving so it’s ideal for your weight loss program.

8. Almonds

Vitamin E helps to moisturize your skin from within. It also protects your skin from damage and early aging. Eating mangoes can help your facial tissue stay healthy and in shape.

9. Cottage cheese

Apart from calcium, cottage cheese is great for selenium. This antioxidant agent helps produce this essential mineral.

Those are 9 best foods for your skin in no particular order. So stock up your refrigerators with the right ingredients and you could be on your way to bright, young, healthy and glowing skin!

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