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Healthy Food, Healthy Glow, Healthy Skin

Did you know that if you eat the right foods, it can and will aid in healthier skin? The most important organ we have is our skin and what we put in our bodies greatly affects the look, feel, and health of it. Here are the top 5 foods to add to your diet to enhance your fabulous skin.

Fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and herring, are excellent foods for healthy skin. They are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for skin maintenance. Omega-3 fatty acids can help keep skin thick, supple, and moisturized. In fact – without it, you’ll most likely have dry skin.

Avocados are especially fabulous as you all know! They are high in healthy fats which benefits the function of your body, including the health of your skin. Enough of these fats will keep the skin flexible and moisturized. There are studies that have shown that it creates supple, springy skin! They also protect your skin from sun damage which will result in protecting it from aging. Enjoy your source of Vitamin E!

Walnuts are fantastic for excellent healthy skin – they provide a source of essential fatty acids which are fats that your body cannot make itself. In fact, they’re richer than most nuts in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3 acids will reduce inflammation and keep your skin functioning properly. Walnuts also provide small amounts of antioxidants vitamin E and selenium.

Sweet potatoes provide beta carotene which is a nutrient found in plants. This functions as a provitamin A. This will aid in helping keep your skin healthy by acting as a natural sunblock. ½ cup serving of baked sweet potatoes contains enough beta carotene to provide more than six times the DV of vitamin A. Enjoy your sweet potato as it will prevent sunburn, cell death, and dry, wrinkled skin.

Broccoli was one of the most hated childhood vegetables of all time but did you know that it is FULL of vitamins that are important for your skin’s health? Zinc, vitamin a and vitamin c. It also contains lutein, a carotenoid that works like beta carotene. This will protect your skin from becoming dry and wrinkled. Broccoli possesses a compound called sulforaphane, which has impressive potential benefits such as having anti-cancer effects, including some types of skin cancer.

Get your healthy eating on, ladies and gentlemen! It’ll literally save your skin!

Stay gorgeous.


- Ruba

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