Foods for PERFECT skin!
It is true that our skin reflects the general picture of our health. When something is wrong with our health, it is reflected on our skin, the largest organ in the human body, and its appearance is substantially deteriorating. Other factors that determine the quality of our skin are age, the quality and quantity of sleep, smoking, abuses etc. Among these factors, our diet has a great importance on our skin health.
If we follow a balanced diet without excesses, yet consuming the vitamins and nutrients needed to maintain our health, our skin will improve significantly. In contrast, poor food choices, excesses and lack of proper hydration reduces elasticity and the glow of skin.
Want to know what foods to eat, so your skin stays healthy, full of vitality and shine that lasts?
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps in collagen production and this is extremely important for skin health. As the sunlight destroys the reserves of this vitamin in the skin, renewal through the appropriate foods is essential. Foods rich in vitamin C are oranges and orange juice, peppers of every color and mango, cabbage and berries, tangerines and tomatoes.
- Vitamin E: Vitamin E helps against UV radiation. In combination with vitamin C, they have anti-aging properties. You can obtain the valuable vitamin E through eating almonds and almond milk, olive oil, spinach and hazelnuts, flaxseed and avocado.
- Selenium: Selenium is an antioxidant, which delays aging and therefore plays an important role in the appearance of our skin. For foods rich in selenium, choose tuna, shrimp or crab, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, mushrooms and eggs.
- Beta-carotene: Beta-carotene is an important element, which is converted to vitamin E and is beneficial to the reconstruction of skin cells. It is also an antioxidant and thus helps to prevent the destruction of cells from the beginning. B-carotene is present in sweet potatoes and carrots, apricots and cantaloupe, spinach and lettuce, grapefruit and tomato.
- Zinc: This mineral is vital for the health of your skin. For the reconstruction of cells and skin elasticity, sufficient amounts of zinc are required. You will find it in lean beef and seafood, yogurt and pumpkin, lentils and nuts.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Finally, omega-3 fatty acids determine the elasticity and hydration of the skin. It is an integral component of skin tissue building material, while studies have shown that they prevent skin cancer. Try fatty fish (salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines), flaxseed and Chia seeds, nuts and seaweed to cover your needs for zinc.
Take care of your skin as it deserves to be taken care of. Adopt a healthy diet and get enough sleep, resting your body as needed. Hydrate your body regularly and combat bad habits. Doing all the above, you will see that your face will always shine and your skin will look healthier and younger than ever.
Best of health,