Superfoods for a Healthy Complexion this Winter


Superfoods for a Healthy Complexion this Winter

Superfoods for a Healthy Complexion this Winter

Along with a good facial moisturizer and cleanser, having a nutrient-rich diet is key for a clear, healthy complexion. A diet rich in essential vitamins and minerals is sure to help you on your way to healthier, younger looking skin.

However, you may still be on the search for the perfect facial cleanser, so in the meantime start adding these skin promoting superfoods in your diet.

Omega Oils

Salmon, nuts, seeds, hummus and avocados are all rich in omega oils that help soft and moisturize the skin.

Chlorophyll  

Chlorophyll helps prevent premature aging. This includes leafy greens such as lettuces and spinach and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. However, be sure you’re purchasing organic, as added chemicals can be damaging. 

Selenium 

 Selenium is said to be great for combating free radicals, which also helps slow premature aging. Consume plenty of salmon, tuna, cod and other like fish. Always opt for wild caught and organic.

Vitamin A

Foods rich in beta carotene are converted into vitamin A once absorbed in the body. This includes foods with a bright red/orange pigment like carrots, pumpkins, plums, sweet potatoes, etc. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient needed to skin health.

Anthocyanins 

Commonly found in foods like teas, most fruits and vegetables, olive oil and cacao. Anthocyanins are said to have powerful anti-inflammatory and free radical fighting properties as well as antioxidants properties that improve skin tone and promote circulatory integrity, which increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients in the skin, promoting a healthy glow.

Vitamin P

Found in foods like blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, vitamin P helps strengthen capillary walls, which may reduce the chance of broken capillaries and redness.

Foods to Avoid:

A general rule for healthy skin – stay away from sugary foods. Sugar can promote unwanted acne by raising blood sugar levels, which also leads to unbalanced hormones resulting in acne, excess oil, clogged pores and breakouts. It is also advised to avoid processed foods at all cost, as they to lead to breakouts , due to that lack of nutrition brought to the skin.

Source for this Article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2015/12/09/foods-for-clear-skin_n_8746704.html

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