Foods for Healthy Skin

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Update Date 12/05/2020
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Having a healthy diet full of good foods is the key to get healthy skin. Here are some skin-friendly foods that everyone should include in their eating plan.

Green tea

Green tea is a rich source of the famous antioxidant EGCG, which helps protect your skin from UV rays. To benefit from green tea, you can either pat it on your face or drink it. Not only does green tea offer protection against sun damage, it also works to repair the damage that has been done. Drinking tea gives your the hydrated, youthful and healthy skin.

Yogurt

The vitamin A in yogurt is vital for the skin’s health since it plays an irreplaceable role in the production of collagen. If your skin lacks of collagen, it will lose its elasticity and become dull. However, to get the best out of it, remember to shop for low-fat yogurt only.

Dark chocolate

Many people believe that chocolate is the culprit of acne. This has been proven to be a pure myth. Dark chocolate and its army of antioxidants can do wonder for your skin. Studies suggest that besides helping the heart and blood vessels, dark chocolate also protects the skin from UV rays. Not interested in eating chocolate? Try applying natural cocoa butter onto your skin. Believe it or not, cocoa butter is an amazing moisturizer for skin hydration and elasticity.

Whole grains

Whole grains come with much more than carbohydrates. Whole grains are packed with niacin, folate, zinc, and magnesium, which are all good friends of the skin. Among these, zinc can be hailed as a hero of the skin’s immune defenses.

Turmeric

You have probably met turmeric in the canned mustards and curry dishes. Turmeric is the home of curcumin. Scientists are convinced that curcumin is the enemy of skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma). In addition, curcumin helps protect the skin from inflammation and damage.

Kiwi

When speaking about vitamin C, most of us automatically think of lemons and oranges. However, science proved that the crown should be given to kiwi. Vitamin C is important for the maintenance of connective tissue. Vitamin C deficiency results in problems of many organs in the body, the skin included.

Olives and olive oil

Extra olive oil is bursting with healthy fats and antioxidant phytochemicals. For centuries, people of the Mediterranean region have been using olive oil for multiple purposes, including skin care. You can apply olive oil directly on your skin or include it in your foods to enjoy its wonderful health benefits. Olive oil is also believed to be effective as a treatment of atopic dermatitis.

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    10 Foods for Healthy Skin. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/foods-for-healthy-skin#10. Accessed January 25, 2017.

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