Health is indeed a very important aspect in our lives and for a woman to have a beautiful skin they have to eat right. It is important to know the right foods to eat so as to have healthy skin that will not only look beautiful but make you feel gorgeous. Here are the 8 foods you should consider for beautiful skin:
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The compound that makes pumpkin orange protects your skin from UV damage. Beta carotene is converted to Vitamin A in the body which helps keep bones and the immune system healthy. Eating pumpkin is also good for the heart as the fibre, potassium and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health.
Salmon is one of the most loved foods all over the world. You can fry it, grill it and even eat it raw. Salmon is rich in Omega 3’s and a superb source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Salmon not only gives you glowing supple skin, but it also helps cardio vascular health, muscular tissue development and good eye sight.
Walnuts are a protein source and they help repair skin cells that have suffered radical damage. Amino acids help to speed up the repairing and regeneration of skin cells and collagen. Strong cell membranes tend to retain more water, giving you a moist, smoother skin.
Broccoli is best cooked by steaming and is used mostly in salads and stews. This vegetable is high in oxidants including vitamin C and E. Collagen production keeps your skin healthy and supple while Vitamin E protects your skin cell membranes and keeps your skin firm.
Carrots are high in beta carotene which is converted to vitamin A. Carrots help repair skin tissue and protects against the sun’s rays. You can opt to cook them or eat them raw in salads. Cooking them is a bonus as you can eat them in various meals such as stews.
Avocados contain vitamin B6 which is key in energy boosting performance. Vitamin B6 is needed for a sharp brain and a healthy immune system. Avocados also help prevent dry skin and it can hydrate parched skin. If you do not want to eat it, you can use it as a face mask to remove excess oils or hydrate your skin.
7. Blue berries
Berries are nutritious, delicious, and your skin just loves them. Berries are rich in minerals and vitamin A, C, B and provides plenty of support for your skin to prevent wrinkles. Blue berries also protect against memory loss, cardio vascular disease and cancer. You can eat them raw or drink them in a nutrient packed smoothie.
8. Green peas
Peas are high in amino acids and they contain high levels of anti oxidants including, flavinoids, carotenoid, phenolic acids, polyphenols and prevents anti-aging and wrinkles and helps in keeping weight off.
Remember if you eat right, you will not only have healthy skin, but excel in everything that you do – most importantly, you will feel gorgeous.
Written by Imelda Moyo