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Foods for Radiant Skin

10/19/2016



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We’ve all heard the expression “Beauty starts from within,” and what we eat has a direct effect on our skin. Eating a healthy diet full of good fats, antioxidants, vitamin C, and amino acids can mean the difference between a fresh, glowing complexion and a tired, puffy, wrinkled one.

 

Here are our five favorite super foods that are packed with nutrients that directly benefit your skin:

 

Turmeric:raw-ground-turmeric-jpg-653x0_q80_crop-smart

Turmeric is great for skin due to its incredible anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation in the body is really rough on skin, leading to wrinkles and aging in the long term and making skin look puffy and tired in the short term. Eating or drinking dried or fresh turmeric helps fight inflammation and keep skin looking fresher and younger.

 

Quinoa:

The protein-packed grain is known for its versatility in the kitchen, but it is also a power ingredient for your skin. Apply it topically and—bam! —your fine lines and wrinkles look less visible. Quinoa boosts elasticity, which can help tone the skin leaving you with a smooth, younger-looking complexion.

 

Pumpkin Seeds:pumpkin-seeds-with-pumpkin-and-leaves

These nutritional gems are excellent sources of zinc, one of the most important minerals for maintaining healthy skin. If applied topically, pumpkin puree has enzymes and antioxidants that offer beneficial results such as the removal of dead skin cells, while nourishing it. In addition, this is amazing for treating a dull complexion and aging skin.


Broccoli:

Broccoli is packed with skin-boosting ingredients like vitamins B and E as well as natural estrogens which can do wonders for your skin. Vitamin B and E help the skin to glow and look youthful. Antioxidants are shown to assist in preventing a wide range of diseases through maintaining low levels of free radicals in the body.

 

how-to-cut-an-avocado-e1374416614667Avocado:

Avocado is very good for maintaining healthy moisturized skin. This creamy food is rich in healthy monosaturated fats and vitamin E that nourishes the skin, making it vibrant and glowing. Avocados are also a rich source of antioxidants that replenish and moisturize dry and unhealthy looking skin. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that reduce painful red swellings on the skin, thus promoting clear skin.

 

References

Jones, Tegan. “11 Benefits of Broccoli to Convince Anyone to Eat It.” Life Hack. Web.

WU, Sarah. “Eating for Beauty: The Best Diet for Healthy, Clear Skin.” Forbes September 2014. Web.



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