Published:  02:03 PM, 09 August 2017

15 foods to eat for glowing skin


Dark chocolate

We're thrilled to learn that we don't have to feel guilty about eating dark chocolate. Higher levels of cocoa flavonoids can help to soften and hydrate skin. 

Yogurt

Yogurt is rich in biotins, which nourish the skin and reinforce your fingernails. It's also rich in protein that would aid the digestion of fat, hence a trimmer body for you! 

Melons

Watermelons, honeydew and mangoes are everyone's favorite fruits especially in the hot weather. Melons and mangoes contain carotenoids that will improve the quality of your skin, diminish pimples and acne, reduce skin dryness, enhance the skin's elasticity and tone and slow down the aging of the skin.

Salmon and tuna

Salmon is good for the heart due to its high contents of Omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are great for the skin too; they reduce redness, inflammation and acne, prevent scaly skin and act as moisturizers by releasing natural oils.

Leafy green vegetables

Leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that protect your skin cells and stimulate their growth, which is what will make your skin wrinkle- and damage-free. As an added bonus, antioxidants protect your skin from the sun by shielding your cells from the damaging effects of the rays.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit are rich in lycopene, another powerful antioxidant that is effective in protecting your cells and fighting the free radicals that come from the sun's UV rays and pollutants. 

Lots of water

If you stay hydrated, wrinkles are less likely to form as your skin is plumped up and moisturized. If you struggle with drinking water, try some fruit and herb-infused H2O to get some extra flavor.

Hemp and flax seeds

These tiny seeds are a powerhouse of essential fatty acids, such as Omega 3, and are filled with protein, making 
them one of the top superfoods for glowing skin! Eat them as a snack or sprinkle them on salads or sandwiches to help protect against wrinkles and sun damage. 

Papaya

Not only is it delicious, papaya is also a great food to eat for overall health. It's packed with fiber, folates and antioxidants and loaded with vitamins. Chop some up and add it to your granola or yogurt for a healthy breakfast.

Sweet potato

The humble sweet potato is packed with antioxidants which replenish your skin's natural supply, fighting off free radicals that damage cells and can cause premature aging. Try throwing this veggie into a variety of recipes, like tacos and salads.

Berries

Deeply colored berries such as blueberries and cherries are loaded with antioxidants, which help your body fight off blemishes. 

Green tea

Green tea fights acne due to its ability to lower levels of an acne-producing hormone. This power drink is also packed with antioxidants, which will help your skin look younger and healthier overall.

Carrots

Carrots contain vitamin C which aids collagen production in the body; collagen is a type of protein that helps prevent wrinkles and slows down the aging process. Meanwhile, the included vitamin A attacks free radicals to prevent wrinkles, pigmentation and an uneven skin tone.

Avocados

Whether you eat it or apply it, avocados are a powerful fruit that do wonders for your skin. Avocado oil penetrates deep into your skin, leaving it well-cleansed, nourished and baby-soft. Their antioxidants help eliminate wrinkles giving your skin a youthful glow.

Cucumbers

Cucumbers contain a ton of the daily required vitamins and minerals your body needs + these edible powerhouses will help trim your waistline, nourish your internal health and brighten your complexion. 


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