The secret for glowing skin is not in your makeup kit… but in your diet! Certain vitamins and minerals are vital to help your skin stay healthy, moisturized and young. Here are 4 foods to add in your diet for a better skin!
Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, needed to keep your skin moisturized. Vitamin A helps the skin rebuild tissues and is essential for the production of oils. If your skin is dry or scaly it is very possible that you’re lacking vitamin A in your diet. From now on, replace your potatoes with sweet ones!
Berries:Blueberries and strawberries are ranked number one in antioxidant activity. Antioxidants protect your skin from sun’s side effects and fight against aging. Berries are also rich in vitamin C, needed for the production of collagen, a protein responsible for the skin’s elasticity. Also, studies showed that consuming vitamin C rich foods on a daily basis prevents wrinkles!
Walnuts:Not only rich in omega-3, which helps keep your skin elastic and moisturized, but also among the richest sources of vitamin E, another antioxidant that protects skin from oxidative cell damage, supports healthy skin growth and fights against aging! Snack on walnuts but be careful as they are high in calories, so have a handful not more!
Oysters:Oysters are among the highest sources of zinc, essential for the normal functioning of glands that produce oil in the skin. Studies showed that those who didn’t get enough zinc from their diet had acne problems. Also, oysters have high selenium content. A selenium-rich diet was shown to help protect against skin cancer, sun damage and age spots! Eat more oysters!
Dona Maria Mesmar, BSc, MSc in Human Nutrition
This article offers general advice and may not be applicable to you. Before making any changes to your diet, be sure to consult a qualified health-care professional.