10 Best Foods for Better Skin

10 Best Foods for Better Skin. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
10 Best Foods for Better Skin


Our life seems to be speeding up and becoming less empathic and increasingly stressful which put extra stress on our skin health. Our dependence on processed food is increasing day by day. Processed, refined, and manufactured foods and snacks fuel inflammation on the skin. Skin inflammation can cause redness, acne, and wrinkles.

But nature has solution to all the problems. We are blessed with some magic food which protects skin cells from the sun’s rays, some keep skin hydrated, and some limit skin damage from harmful molecules known as free radicals and build strong cell walls for smooth and firm skin.

Below are the 10 Best Foods for Better and Healthier Skin:

1.   Almonds
Almonds are a great source of vitamin E and antioxidants, which fight free radicals and reduce inflammation, preserving your skin healthy and young. People with dermatitis problem should eat almonds daily. Antioxidants in almonds can fight the damage produced by UV rays, pollution and a poor diet on the skin. Almonds fight against aging, malnourished skin and prevent skin cancer. 

Almonds. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
Almonds


2.   Dark Chocolate
Cocoa beans, from which chocolate is derived, are rich in flavanols, which is a very potent antioxidant which protects skin from UV damage, prevents dark spots, premature aging, rashes, and skin cancer, and boost circulation for a healthy glow.
But be sure to avoid any chocolate less than 70 percent cocoa like milk chocolate, which contains loads of sugar and dairy, which can be terrible for your skin. Look for high cocoa concentrations for the highest concentration of antioxidants to hydrate your skin and improve circulation, leading to healthier, younger-looking skin.
   
Dark Chocolate. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
Dark Chocolate



 3.   Peppers
Yellow and green peppers are an excellent source of beta-carotene, another antioxidant which your body converts into vitamin A.
Bell peppers are also one of the best sources of vitamin C, necessary for creating the protein collagen which keeps skin firm and strong. Carotenoids decrease sun sensitivity, diminishing the appearance of fine lines around the eyes.
  
Yellow, Green and Red Peppers. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
Yellow, Green and Red Peppers


4.   Walnuts
Walnuts have both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids more than any other nuts, these are the fats that your body cannot make itself.
Omega-3 fatty acids may improve the condition of psoriasis or eczema by reducing the inflammatory compounds in the body.

Walnuts. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
Walnuts


Walnuts contain zinc, which is necessary for wound healing and combatting both bacteria and inflammation.
Zinc is essential for your skin to function properly as a barrier. Walnuts also provide small amounts of the antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium, in addition, protein.


 5.   Tomatoes
Lycopene, is a bright red carotene and carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes, a potent antioxidant to protect skin from UV damage. They may also help prevent wrinkling.
Tomatoes are also a great source of vitamin C. Fat increases the absorption of carotenoids. Consider pairing carotenoid-rich foods like tomatoes with a source of fat, like olive oil. Add tomato paste in your face pack paste for instant glowing skin.

Tomatoes. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
Tomatoes


6.   Green Tea
Green tea may protect your skin from damage and aging. The powerful compounds found in green tea are called catechins, a type of polyphenols making it an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory which improve the health of your skin in several ways. The vitamin K in green tea helps lighten dark circles under the eyes
Drinking green tea daily could reduce redness from sun damage. Green tea is great for healing scars and blemishes and flushes out toxins. It also improves the moisture, roughness, thickness, and elasticity of the skin
Try to avoid adding milk to your tea as milk could reduce the impact of green tea’s antioxidants.

Green Tea. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
Green Tea


7.   Oranges
Oranges are citrus fruits packed with vitamin C, minerals, dietary fiber, which reduces wrinkles and age-related dry skin. Body needs vitamin C to produce collagen, a protein that keeps skin firm and fights the appearance of aging. Vitamin C boosts immunity thereby protecting the skin from infections and diseases. Oranges have a high content of citric acid which aids in skin exfoliation and helps to dry out acne, improving the overall look of your skin.

Oranges. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
Oranges


Drinking orange juice regularly increases skin carotenoids an antioxidant which can help protect the skin from harmful radiation, pigmentation, and prevent inflammation. A single medium orange has more than enough of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C.



8.   Papayas
Papaya has skin lightening properties that help clear blemishes and pigmentation. The delicious Papayas contain enzymes papain and chymopapain, vitamins A, C, and B, and dietary fiber. Papaya can help lower blood pressure thereby slowing aging. Papaya improves bowel movement and digestion. This, in turn, can help you get fresh and infection-free skin as better digestion means you will be flushing out toxins that can prevent acne and pigmentation.

Papaya. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
Papaya


9.   Avocados
Avocados help prevent sun damage, while also strengthening and rejuvenating the skin. Avocados are high monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats which are healthy fats. Getting enough of these fats is essential to keep skin flexible and moisturized. These fats benefit many functions in your body, including the health of your skin. Avocados protect skin from oxidative damage caused by the sun which can lead to signs of aging.

Avocado. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
Avocado


Avocados are rich in vitamins A, E, C, K, B-6, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, choline, lutein, potassium, and magnesium. Consuming healthy fats is critical as they help maintain cell integrity and aid in healthy aging.
The antioxidants vitamins A and E, which guard against UV rays and keep skin moisturized. Avocados are also a good source of vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage. Skin needs Vitamin C to create collagen, which is the main structural protein that keeps your skin strong and healthy.



10.       Olive Oil
Olive oil consists mainly of oleic acid (up to 83%) monounsaturated fatty acids, which may play a role in the youth boost. The antioxidant polyphenols in olive oil help flush out the toxins and could also quench damaging free radicals.
Olive oil is loaded with vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant that preserves your skin healthy and young. Applying olive oil topically can protect the skin from UV radiation and reduce the risk of skin cancer.

 Olive Oil. Eat so what. Smart Food Blog by La Fonceur
Olive Oil


Conclusion
Who doesn’t want clean, clear and supple skin? the Above mentioned foods are readily available in the market. It would be a wiser decision to eat these foods instead of spending on cosmetics for better skin, why to go for a temporary solution for your skin when you can have permanent healthy better looking skin for life without any fuss. Think again!



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La Fonceur


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