Eat Yourself Pretty: Top Foods for Beautiful Skin
June 26th, 2012
Did you know that you can dramatically improve your skin simple by adding some fruits and veggies into your daily mix? Add a helping of these healthy, natural foods in to your diet to remedy a wide range of skin problems.
Consuming lycopene-rich tomato paste can dramatically repair skin damage caused by sunlight. Lycopene is an antioxidant that is the very potent and powerful weapon in preventing skin damage caused by free radicals. The Healthy Food List blog suggests eating tomato paste mixed with olive oil for 10 weeks as an extra in your menu.
An uncelebrated hero of supple skin is kiwi. This tangy-sweet treat packs more vitamin C per ounce than practically any other fruit. Says Ladies Home Journal: Vitamin C helps maintain the collagen in our skin, keeping it firm.
For a powerful source of antioxidants, you don’t need to look much further than the luscious pomegranate. In fact, a study conducted at UCLA ranked ten beverages according to their antioxidant-fighting power. Pomegranate juice came in first. Pomegranate outranked blueberry juice, an antioxidant staple, and blew “super food” acai juice out of the water. That’s how full of health-building, skin-saving antioxidants pomegranates are says the Murad Skincare Blog.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which is a required nutrient for healthy skin. They also contain high levels of antioxidants, which prevent free radical damage of skin cells. Vitamin A is required for developing and maintaining skin cells, and a deficiency of the vitamin can cause dry skin reports Natural News.
Blueberries are considered by many experts to be the highest food source of antioxidants, which target free radicals that can wreak havoc on skin cells says Natural News. The antioxidants and phytochemicals (plant sources of nutrition) in blueberries neutralize DNA-damaging free radicals, reducing cell damage. When skin cells are protected from damage and disintegration, the skin looks younger for longer. Blueberries are also an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber,vitamin C, manganese, vitamin E and riboflavin.
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