What are the best foods for healthy skin?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
Research on the best foods for healthy skin is limited. Still, antioxidant-rich foods seem to have a protective effect for the skin.

Consider these skin-friendly foods:

Carrots, apricots, and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
Spinach and other green leafy vegetables
Tomatoes
Blueberries
Beans, peas and lentils
Salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish
Nuts
On the flip side, some foods seem to be associated with skin damage. For example, some research suggests that a diet high in processed or refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats promotes skin aging.

Remember, many of the best foods for healthy skin also promote good health overall. Rather than focusing on specific foods for healthy skin, concentrate on a healthy diet in general. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products. Include nuts, seeds and beans in your favorite meals. Opt for whole-grain breads and pasta. Limit sweets. Strive for variety as you're making healthy choices.

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  • BBC Food Guide to Fabulous Skin - just give it a Google!

    Remember, plenty of water, light exercise to sweat out impurities and it can take a while for your body to reap the awards, 2-3 weeks roughly. Be patient and stick at it, you'll feel and look better shortly!
  • Genetics pay the biggest part. I've got pretty good skin thats clear and healthy and I don't eat very good and rarely drink water.

    Of course diet helps alot and also makes you feel confident and full of energy which shows but wearing spf, not smoking and no sunbeds are also important.
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