Thursday, May 10, 2012

Eat your way to glowing skin with 5 easy foods

Did you know that you can wake up dull and tired-looking skin by incorporating specific foods into your diet?

You can with 5 foods that are simple to add to your daily devour.

With spring in full swing and summer around the corner, get glowing and radiant skin from what you eat and without the harmful rays of the sun.

  1. CITRUS FRUITS – A natural secret behind smooth and firmer looking skin. Believe it or not, Vitamin C is the only natural producer of collagen. It is a pure fighter in the battle against fine lines and wrinkles. Also, the elements in Vitamin C help to brighten and even out pigmentation of the skin.

Fun Food Fact – Red Bell Peppers have the most amount of Vitamin C.

  1. RED AND GREEN VEGETABLES – These scrumptious veggies contain Vitamin A and Beta Carotene – a power pairing to help achieve brighter and smoother looking skin. Red vegetables are ideal for boosting your natural anti-acne benefits in the skin.
Green vegetables help to produce new skin cells and keep your face fresh looking by reducing dryness and dullness.

  1. NUTS – This classic food is high in Vitamin E, which helps to protect the skin from sun damage. Some nuts also offer the same great source of omega 3 fatty acids as fish.

Fun Food Fact – If you are looking to get the best benefits from nuts, go for almonds. They have the highest nutrient levels.

  1. SEAFOOD – An amazing source of omega 3 fatty acids (the good fat!) and zinc. Put these two nutrients together and they increase cell turnover, help to fight against acne and inflammation and increases circulation – keeping your complexion at an even tone.

  1. WHOLE GRAINS – Promotes Vitamin B and Rutin in your skin, leading to clearer and more moisturized looking skin. Whole grains also help control inflammation of the skin and to process fats that help your skin remain hydrated and soft.

Fun Food Fact – If you are not into whole grains, try avocados and mushrooms for similar benefits

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