Healthy skin reflects how healthy you are on the inside. We have all heard the remark "You are what you eat "
Fruits and greens contain powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin from cellular damage caused by free radicals, so it’s important to make sure we are including these foods in our diets, and you can literally eat your way to beautiful healthy skin.
Avocado contains biotin also known as vitamin B7 which promotes cell regeneration and growth, resulting in faster growing skin, hair and nails. The natural fatty acids found in avocado provides the skin with essential lubrication which promotes youthful glowing skin.
Almonds are rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Vitamin E protects the skin from harmful UV rays, and helps build collagen, meaning less wrinkles ! Rich in omega 6 and omega 9 helps maintain the elasticity of the skin. 5 - 6 almonds a day is all you need to see the benefits.
As we age our skin suffers from free radical damage. Oranges are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C which slows down this process to make you look younger !
Pumpkins have it all - antioxidants, vitamins (A and C) and minerals. Pumpkins are rich in zinc which is vital in the creation of new skin cells, and also helps regulate oil production, improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of open pores. All you have to do is eat a handful of pumpkin seeds to brighten your complexion and get the glow you’ve always wanted.
Tomatoes are packed with natural vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, K, B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, and vitamin C. But what makes tomatoes stand out in the beauty world, is lycopene, an antioxidant which has amazing anti-ageing properties.
Strawberries are one of the skin beautifying agents that is rich in fibre content and low on sugar content. Being rich in alpha-hydroxyl acid, strawberries help eliminate dead skin cells and rebuild new skin cells. Strawberries also boost up collagen production, minimise fine line and wrinkles due to the presence of vitamin C.
Beetroot comes loaded with vitamins and minerals which make you glow instantaneously. Drink a glass of beetroot juice to purify the blood from within and cleanse the toxins, leaving you with a healthy glow.
Carrots are a powerhouse for glowing skin due to a large amount of beta carotene that helps prevent the degeneration of cells, slows ageing and makes your skin glow. The vitamin A found in carrot juice also helps keep body tissue, eyes, bones and teeth healthy. Carrots also have a large amount of vitamin C, which promotes collagen growth, reduce acne and dark spots. Boost your beauty by slurping on a glass of carrot juice or add it to your salads.
Kale is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K which help repair skin tissues, prevent free radical damage and give you a radiant and fresh look. Drink up a kale smoothie or add it to salads or pasta or enjoy it as an air-cooked healthy snack in place of potato chips.
Lemons are packed with vitamin C, vitamin B and phosphorous - an amazing food to make your skin glow. Squeeze some lemon in water and have it before you eat anything else in the mornings.
Lemon is a natural astringent and antiseptic and abundant in skin strengthening vitamins.
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