Healthy Living:Top 10 foods to help your skin look great

We have been told countless times that we are what we eat and it is true.People who take care of themselves and watch what they eat, the results can be seen.Perfect example of this testimony is Halle Berry who at forty five puts girls half her age to shame.

We have been told countless times that we are what we eat and it is true. People who take care of themselves and watch what they eat, the results can be seen.

Perfect example of this testimony is Halle Berry who at forty five puts girls half her age to shame.

Regardless of the skin care products that we may apply to our skins in the morning and evening, there is only one sure way to ensure a fresh and glowing complexion; to eat a healthy and balanced diet.

Below are the foods that will surely give you a soft, supple and radiant skin all days of your life.

Oranges and Citrus
Known for their high levels of vitamin C, these fruit stimulate the formation of collagen which contributes to glowing and supple skin.

To enjoy the benefits of vitamin C, enjoy exotic fruits such as guava or kiwi, or some less unusual varieties, such as lemons, oranges, strawberries, grapefruits, clementines and apricots.

Fresh vegetables
For women who are crazy about brightening their complexion, this powerful antioxidant replete with beta carotene also prepares skin for tanning. There are peppers, broccoli, watercress, carrots, spinach or from the cabbage family (Brussels’ sprouts, red cabbage). Melons, mangoes, yellow peaches and papayas will also help brighten your complexion.
 
Green tea
This drink contains polyphenols which have anti-inflammatory characteristics.  And despite what they say, a good tea will not dehydrate your body, it will only work as an anti-oxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent that’ll keep bacteria at bay and will fight off those free radicals that make our skin age early.

Tomato
The tomato’s lycopenes are the most powerful antioxidants within the carotenoid family. The tomato is also an important natural element in sun protection since it helps fight free radicals released by UV rays.

Vegetable Oils
The essential fatty acids contained in oils encourage cell maintenance and cell renewal and limit loss of moisture and skin dryness.

Vitamin E, also contained in these oils, helps maintain skin softness and suppleness. For optimum results, vary the types of oil you use everyday: from olive oil, to canola oil, sunflower oil or grape seed oil.

Dairy Products, Meat and Eggs
Good sources of vitamin A (whole milk and non-skimmed dairy products), vitamins B5, B6 and B8 (liver, kidney, eggs, poultry, pork and beef), these foods provide skin with the necessary elements to improve resistance and tonicity.

Omega 3 and Fish
Essential fatty acids encourage cell regeneration and allow nutrients to circulate through your body’s blood stream. They also make up skin’s fundamental cells and facilitate the production of the lipid film.

A diet lacking in fatty acids may lead to dry skin. Salmon is one of your best choices for taking advantage of this beauty benefit.

Nuts, Hazelnuts and Almonds
Oleaginous fruit, such as nuts, hazelnuts and almonds are rich in vitamin E, which is renowned for its antioxidant properties. This helps stop skin ageing and ensures cellular stability. A handful of nuts can improve your skin tone and complexion!

Water
undeniably the most essential element in your diet; water helps your body eliminate toxins. Once skin has been freed of its waste it can fight outside aggressors. The general recommendation is to drink at least 1.5 litres (2.5 during the summer) of fluid each day, either as tea, infusions, coffee or sparkling water and fresh glowing skin will be guaranteed! 

It can be easy to age gracefully with a beautiful skin if these foods are taken into consideration when preparing your daily meals.

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