We know this is a tough one to face, especially during the holidays. But your skin health could be improved by what you eat on a daily basis! Read ahead for some excellent foods to add to your diet for healthy skin. Also some foods we advise to cut back on.
Fill up on:
Carrots and spinach are a good source of vitamin A. This prevents the overproduction of cells in the skin’s outer layer. Not a fan of spinach or carrots? Try other vitamin A powerhouses. This includes pumpkin, sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, and cantaloupe.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, walnuts, and flax seed may help keep inflammation under control. Fill up on fish for healthy skin.
Vitamin E in foods like pine nuts and sunflower seeds plays an important role in preventing acne development. Many studies have found that levels of vitamin E were significantly lower in patients with acne. Plus, the vitamin can help heal acne-scarred skin.
Zinc deficiency is associated with a variety of skin problems. Kicking back oysters and munching on dark chocolate can provide a healthy dose of zinc.
Found in foods like fruits and vegetables like berries, tomatoes, apricots, beets, squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, tangerines, peppers, and beans, antioxidants are helpful to prevent damage caused by free radicals.
This super vitamin B5 (and other B vitamins) promotes, among other things, healthy skin and hair. It has been shown to decrease oil production on skin and reduces the size of pores.
Whole grains (like quinoa and brown rice) and aromatic vegetables (like onion and garlic) are rich in selenium, which helps preserve skin’s elasticity.
Drinking water is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin in shape. It keeps your skin moist — and that makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. It also helps your cells take in nutrients and get rid of toxins. And it helps with blood flow, keeping your skin glowing. The common advice is to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but you may not need exactly that many. The water in fruits, veggies, juice, and milk counts toward your total.
High Fiber Foods:
Eating high fiber foods like fruits, beans, and vegetables, can help the body flush out toxins, which can lead to inflammation and clogged pores.
We recommend that you avoid the following foods: high glycemic foods, greasy foods, refined sugars