I am a huge advocate of "we are what we eat" and the scientific evidence behind it is overwhelming to say the least. Among other benefits there is an established connection between good nutrition and glowing, radiant, and absolutely beautiful skin. While lots of people (and companies) focus on topical treatments, there are also lots of things that you can do internally that will in turn do your skin a lot of good! Here are the top three go-to super food categories that result in absolutely enviable skin:
Omega-3 rich foods
Consuming foods that are rich in omega-3s, an essential fatty acid (EFA), is like hitting the jackpot when it comes to your skin. Fish, flax seeds, and walnuts are just some of the examples of foods you can incorporate into your daily diet to reap the benefits. Omega-3s keep your skin moisturized, hydrated and help repair wrinkles, and cannot be produced in our bodies, making it essential to get them through diet.
Antioxidant rich foods
To fight off blemishes, pimples and other skin issues, load up on some antioxidant rich foods that will eliminate toxins in your body and keep your skin looking fresh and youthful! The vitamins and minerals available in these foods work wonders, and you can easily incorporate them in your diet. Think berries, fruits, and vegetables, and eat them raw whenever possible to get in as many vitamins as possible.
Selenium-packed nuts and seeds
Selenium, a trace mineral, is an often overlooked nutrient when it comes to the health of our skin. With summer now in full-effect, you definitely want to incorporate this mineral in your daily diet since it helps repair sun damage and minimizes age spots. The best source of selenium is from Brazil nuts and sunflower seeds.
Bonus: Stay hydrated
While water is not a food, it is still essential in maintaining healthy skin from the inside out. It is important to remain hydrated for a variety of reasons connected to overall well-being, and signs and symptoms of dehydration often include dry skin, premature wrinkling, and blemishes. Add in some preventative care here and make sure to stay properly hydrated - especially during the warmer months or if you are physically active! However, you don't really need to drink 8 glasses of water to remain hydrated. There is no hard evidence to support such a claim, it's just a popular myth that prevailed since the "8 by 8" was easy to remember.
So whether you are looking to prevent blemishes, diminish the look of wrinkles, minimize sun damage or simply keep your skin looking as vibrant and radiant as it can be, consider incorporating some of the above-mentioned foods into your daily diet. Your skin will look and feel amazing!
Do you have any advice on skin care from the inside? Do share please!
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