Smooth, radiant skin is something everyone wants. While there's no magic bullet, the food you eat, along with a healthy lifestyle, can help stall some of the visible signs of aging.
Eat smaller portions. Choose nutrient-dense, healthy foods from all of the different food groups. Exercise, and wear sunscreen!! All of these things will help you look and feel younger.
These 6 foods deliver nutrients that can help keep your skin looking great.
1. ORANGES....They are loaded with water, so they hydrate your skin and your cells. One large orange is an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps make collagen--and that, in turn, helps keep your skin supple.
In general, vegetables and fruits are great for you skin. Get at least 2 to 2.5 cups of vegetables and 1.5 cups of fruits per day if your a woman, or 3 cups of veggies and 2 cups of fruit if you're a man. Go for lots of color so you get a variety of nutrients. Also try: pink grapefruit, tomatoes, parsley.
2. AVOCADOS....Avocados are filled with a healthy type of fat, monounsaturated fat, which helps your skin stay hydrated. That same healthy fat can also help you absorb some vitamins and nutrients that your skin needs.
Try replacing high-fat salad dressing and mayo with avocados. Also try: olive oil, walnuts, macadamia nut oil
3. LEAN BEEF....Lean beef, such as top sirloin , is a great way to get high-quality protein. Protein helps build collagen.
When you cook beef, flip it often. Cooking it over super high heat until it's crispy and charred creates chemicals that will undo all of the anti-aging properties of the beef. Also try: eggs, chicken, tofu, beans, fish
4. BRUSSEL SPROUTS....These are an excellent source of the skin-friendly vitamin A and C, as well as folate.
Their vitamin C promoted collagen. And while you still need to use sun protection, vitamin A and folate may help prevent sun damage.
Try roasting Brussel sprouts with a drizzle of olive oil. Also try: kale, collard greens, broccoli, cauliflower
5. SALMON....This fish is one of the best ways to get healthy omega-3 in your diet. Recent studies have suggested that omega-3s, especially from fish, may keep skin cancer cells from growing and spreading.
Aim for at least two 3 ounce servings of fish each week. Try it grilled with a whole-grain side dish like brown rice or barley salad. Also try: flax and chai seeds, walnuts, mackerel, sardines, fortified milk, eggs.
6. GRAPES....Resveratrol, which comes from the skin of grapes, counters inflammation. Also try: boiled peanuts, cocoa powder