Good Eats for the Skin
You can spend all your hard-earned money buying all sorts of creams and products to make your skin supple, glowing and healthy but sometimes the long-term remedy can be found right there in your kitchen. Au naturelle. Here are some good eats for your skin as recommended by the experts.You are what you eat.
They are not only good for a guacamole. Because they are rich in Vitamins C & E, it's an excellent remedy for skin aging. It is also loaded with monosaturated fat, a good component of Omega-3 fatty acid.
Now you can have an excuse to stock on those yummy strawberries. Acai berries are the most potent fruit with antioxidants and before they've been associated with the hijacker links that was prevalent in YM a year ago, they're pretty good for the skin.
My favorite, yay! It's a good thing that my favorite indulgent treat is also good for my skin. It helps improve the flow of blood to the skin and protects it from sun damage.
My second favorite "energy booster" next to coffee. It's even dubbed much better for the skin than water. It is a natural remedy for acne and is very rich in antioxidants. If you can go for the healthier alternatiive to coffee then green tea is an excellent choice.
These are mackerel, salmon, sardines and fresh tuna. These are healthy because they have a lot of omega-3 oils which are good for the skin. Omega-3 helps in the skin's elasticity and unclogs the pores.
Yummy yummy oysters! Oysters are very rich in zinc which aid in the production of collagen.
Eiither in fruit or juiced form, pomegranates are high in anthocyanins which helps strengthen the walls of the tiny blood vessels which supplies the skin with the nutrients it needs.
Popeye's power food. These have anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. See? It pays to listen to Popeye sometimes.
For cancer prevention and for maintaining good skin, I actually swear by this fruit. They are a great source of lycopene. At times I snack on fresh tomatoes just to give my skin a treat.
Not only are they perfect ingredients to your favorite brownies and pastries, they also help improve the smoothness of your skin because it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Source: Divine Caroline