If you’re interested in being beautiful starting from the inside-out, then it’s good to know (and eat!) the healthiest foods. Keep reading today’s article by guest blogger, Joel Cordle, to find out the 10 most beneficial foods to help create healthy skin!
If you say that beauty is only skin-deep and physical appearance does not matter, then you must have spent your entire life in the four corners of your room with no access to television, magazines and social-media. We live in a highly commercialized world where being beautiful is defined as having a svelte body, perfectly coiffured hair and perfectly flawless skin.
Most women and men alike spend a lot of money getting treatments just to achieve and maintain that flawless complexion. They don’t mind paying large bills for treatments such as diamond-peeling, skin needling, anti-aging facials and the likes, just to meet society’s demand of walking down the street with that glowing and flawless skin.
So how about those that are in the middle class that can’t afford those extravagant treatments? Are we just going to say goodbye to having that clear and flawless skin?
Don’t you know that you can incorporate a healthy diet to your daily regimen and VOILA!, a perfectly flawless you is staring back in the mirror. The benefits of having a healthy diet go way beyond achieving that life-long dream of having ethereal skin. It also increases your productivity, improves your mood, helps you manage your weight, and increase your life expectancy.
Head to the nearest supermarket and stock your kitchen with the wonder foods below:
Salmon ranks top on the list of people who love fish. Not only it is sumptuous, but it is also packed with protein, minerals like selenium, zinc, phosphorus, calcium and iron, and the two blockbuster omega 3s — docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentanoic acid( EPA). Our body can’t produce Omega-3 so it must be obtained from our diet. Salmon contains exceptional levels of omega 3 which gives you glowing and more supple skin. It also includes astaxanthin which can greatly reduce aging. Want to have a radiant skin? Eat salmon 3x a week!
Sweet potatoes on the other hand are highly available, affordable and delicious. Never underestimate the power of sweet potatoes as they are a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C which produces collagen necessary to maintain skin’s youthful elasticity. Moreover, they are high in antioxidant called carotenoids which protects you from the effects of aging. Now that’s sweet, isn’t it?
In Japan, green tea plays an important part in their culture. You can expect to walk in a Japanese restaurant and be served with green tea at no extra cost and you can have your fill as much as you want. Green tea is known to be the healthiest beverage and has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Among its many health benefits, green tea is rich with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities which prevents the signs of aging and diminishes those stubborn wrinkles. No wonder Japanese women are known for having beautiful skin.
Broccoli is popularly known for its ability to help prevent cancer. Not only that, these mini trees are rich in vitamin C and antioxidant. Vitamin C plays an important role in the formation of collagen, which is the main support system of the skin. Broccoli also provides Vitamin A and Vitamin E which are necessary components for healthy looking skin. Your parents are indeed right when they told you to eat your broccoli.
An increasing amount of people have recently joined the fad of adding coconut oil to their coffee. This does not come to a surprise as coconut oil has been proven to be one of the healthiest food in the planet. Coconut oil has been widely used as a face cleanser, moisturizer, sun screen and a treatment to a lot of skin disorders. It improves antioxidant levels and can slow down the aging process. If you want to slow down aging naturally, it is highly advised to take 1 tbsp of coconut oil with antioxidant rich berries for breakfast. So yeah, I want coconut oil on my coffee too!
Spinach has been highly popularized as the source of Popeye’s strength, but a lot of people are not aware that it also plays a great role in skin care. Spinach is rich in vitamin A which is needed in sebum production to have that moisturized hair. It also contains vitamin C which builds collagen for a healthy hair and skin structure. Spinach is also packed with vitamins and minerals which gives you that radiant and glowing complexion. Dry, itchy skin? Make yourself a fresh spinach juice and your skin condition will improve in no time.
When you hear the word oysters, being an aphrodisiac would usually come first on your mind. But aside from the sexual benefits that it provides, it has a lot of greater qualities on its portfolio. They are loaded with vitamins C and B-12, zinc, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, selenium, iron and protein. Now we all know that vitamins C, omega 3 fatty acids and protein are essential in having a great skin. So go ahead and slurp down those oysters to increase your libido and pave your way to a glowing complexion.
Nuts and Almonds
A nut is a fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible. Almonds and nuts are a great source of antioxidants, vitamin E, minerals, proteins and fiber. Snacking on almonds and nuts not only helps you achieve a great complexion, but it also aids you in maintaining your weight. That’s hitting two birds with one nut!
Honey is not only a staple ingredient in your kitchen, but it also comes with a lot of health benefits. It is a source of vitamins and minerals, prevents cancer and heart disease, reduces ulcer and other gastrointestinal disorders, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly helpful for the skin. It is also combined with other ingredients and made into moisturizers and other skin care products. Spend your weekend rummaging your kitchen with a powerful do-it-yourself home beauty treatment.
About the Author
Joel Cordle is person who loves reading and writing different blogs on health and beauty. He writes on fitness tips, skincare, teeth whitening, etc. He is a good adviser on how people can stay healthy. He always opts for natural rather than artificial.
Do you know of any foods for healthy skin that we may have missed here in this list?