Is eating your way to beautiful skin possible? I think it is. Eating a healthy diet definitely makes for healthy skin. After all, your skin is your largest organ and its health is an inside out job, despite the myriad of over-the-counter skin care items for sale.
While it’s good not to overdose on the sun, and emollients are useful, I’m here to tell you that a healthy diet is just as important, and perhaps even more essential, if you want your skin to be healthy.
How To Eat For Healthy Skin
What nutrients should you be focusing on for an eating-for-healthy-skin plan? Glad you asked!
1. Include antioxidant-rich foods with strong concentrations of vitamins C and E. They help reduce free-radical damage that contributes to aging skin. Eat red bell peppers, broccoli, citrus fruits, mango, strawberries and raspberries. Foods high in
vitamin E include peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds and hazelnuts.
2. Include foods containing the B vitamin biotin, which forms the foundation of our skin, hair and nails. Eat liver, oats, turkey, Brazil nuts, potatoes, avocados, bananas, legumes, and kefir (a yogurt drink).
3. Vitamin A helps maintain and repair skin tissue, so eat carrots, sweet potatoes, mangos, spinach, dried apricots, milk, egg yolks, and mozzarella cheese.
4. Foods rich in lean protein provide skin benefits too. Eat yogurt, cheese, turkey, chicken, lean beef, and sardines.
5. A good combo to think about for optimizing the skin’s structure and function is: water, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3’s are found in fish, healthy oils and nuts.
More tips on what to eat for healthier skin.
Focus on these 5 steps for healthier skin and let me know how it goes!
If you feel stuck and need additional support to adopt a new healthy habit or routine, consider working with me. We can partner up in setting goals, drawing on your skills and strengths, and implementing strategies to help you find your way to lasting healthy success.
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For over 15 years, Shelli has been a freelance writer and wellness habit coach. She writes about brain fitness, creating a healthy lifestyle, traveling the world, and making positive habits stick. Stop procrastinating! Take action, join her free newsletter.
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