I always believe that beauty is a reflection of what is within. Does this apply to the health of your skin? Of course, it does. It is quite simple, you get what you give. To have that youthful and healthy skin glow, you need to apply caution to what you eat and eat those things which are good for your health in general.
Now, there are tons of food out there that is good for your skin, but I will only talk about a few. Hopefully, you’ll get to find out more and what works for you.
Carrots: these tasty crunchy root vegetables come in various colours like red, white, orange, purple, but my favourite with regards to ski benefits is the yellow carrot. Carrots in general have a wide variety of health benefits and are generous in antioxidants, fibre, vitamin K1 and potassium. Nevertheless, the yellow carrot is a rich source of vitamin a. the colour of the yellow carrot is derived from beta carotene an antioxidant, and when ingested it is converted into vitamin a. Vitamin A is quite vital for the health of the skin as it:
protects against UV damage and slows signs of ageing and eliminates wrinkles
Enhances healthy skin cell production. ...
evens skin tone and gives you a glow
used in the treatment of acne.
So now that you know, get chewing!! That’s if you like ’dem crunchy. If not, the carrot is also very tasty in cooked meals.
Bell Peppers: also called sweet peppers are delicious and come in different colours like red, yellow and green which is the unripe ball pepper. Bell peppers are low in carbs and highly nutritious. They contain quite a number of vitamins but here are those that are vital for healthy skin.
Bell peppers are a very rich source of vitamin C which enhances collagen production. Collagen thickens the dermis, increasing skin elasticity and diminishes fine lines and helps lighten dark spots. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that protects the skin cells from free radicals caused by exposure to UV rays. In general, vitamin C is quite essential for the firm and youthful skin.
They also contain vitamin A which is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent and can prevent or used to treat skin conditions like acne, skin irritations etc
Vitamin E: is an antioxidant and can help prevent ageing and wrinkles to the face. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent and helps protect the skin from free radicals caused by Uv rays.
This isn't all! Bell peppers contain other healthy components like folate, potassium vitamin K1. You either can eat them raw or cooked, the choice is yours to make.
Broccoli: didn’t use to be my favourite, and perhaps a lot of people might feel the same!! But do not be deceived. Broccoli is not that boring vegetable many of us make it out to be, in fact, it can be prepared to be quite tasty, and the best part is that it is also very good for the health of your skin. It contains vitamins and minerals vital to having healthy and glowing skin. Apart from containing vitamin A and C.
it also contains zinc which is needed for protein synthesis, wound healing, metabolism of
omega 3s and transportation of vitamin A from the liver.
Broccoli also contains Lutein a carotenoid that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage, thereby preventing dryness and wrinkles.
Fatty Fish: they contain omega 3s which is beneficial to our skin in a variety of ways.
Studies have shown omega 3s to have a positive effect in the reduction of inflammation, thereby being very useful in combating acne which is caused by inflammation.
Omega 3s like EPA and DHA found in fishes like sardines, help protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV and UVB rays. This means no, or less skin burn.
It also helps in wound healing due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Peas: Sooo yummy, sooo good. Peas are nutritious and can be recommended by dieticians and food specialist all around the globe for their health benefits.
Peas are helpful in preventing the ageing of the skin cells. This is due to the antioxidants which are present in it such as flavonoids, catechin, epicatechin, carotenoid, alpha-carotene. These not only prevent the ageing process of your skin but also provide a natural glow to the skin.
The anti-inflammatory properties of peas combined with antioxidants helps in the prevention of wrinkles and osteoporosis. Want a younger wrinkle-free looking face and body? Up your peas consumption 😊
Potatoes: Yes, our good old friend-Potato. Potatoes, rich in fibre, contains vitamin C and Potassium, as well as:
Iron. The lack of iron causes haemoglobin levels to decrease, resulting in reduced oxygen flow and this can deprive your skin of its colour, making it look dull. A healthy dose of iron-rich foods in your daily diet can give your skin a healthy glow. Iron also aids in the process of wound healing.
Vitamin B 6 is essential for collagen synthesis, which is needed for healthy skin. Vitamin B6 helps in the combat of rashes and other skin irritation. Vitamin B6 also helps in the production of serotonin (the happy hormone) and melatonin (the sleep hormone), thereby regulating your mood and sleep. From our previous post, I discussed "How good sleep is extremely vital for younger and healthier skin". So do take your Vitamin B6 seriously.
Eggs: Eggs are very popular, and you can get them almost everywhere. There are reasons why eggs are a staple on dining tables all around the globe. One of those reasons is its skin benefits.
Eggs contain egg white and egg yolks. Egg yolks are rich in fatty acids which aid in moisturizing your skin while the egg whites contain albumin, a simple form of protein that helps tighten pores and also remove excessive oil. tired of the oily face and dry scaly skin?? Eat some eggs- that simple!
Bon appetite to healthy and younger skin. In Danish, we say "Velbekomme"