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February 15, 2019

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Foods to Eat to Get Healthy, Glowing Skin—from the Inside Out

February 15, 2019

As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.” This couldn’t be truer—at least when it comes to the health of your skin.

“In order to have great looking skin, you need to make sure that you are eating well,”

 

Drink Plenty of Water!

Aside from sunscreen, water should be your skin’s BFF. “It’s essential for optimal skin health,” “It’s hydrating and also flushes toxins out of the body more efficiently.” Adding a lemon or cucumber slices, will help neutralize the skin, thereby enhancing your glow.

 

Load Up on Green Juice

“This is one of the most important things you can consume to help improve the quality and look of your skin,” “You want to make sure it's mostly vegetables with just a little fruit to help with flavor.” Include cucumbers, which are great for under-eye puffiness, as well as kale, a powerful antioxidant. Throw in a lemon or lime for hydration and ginger as an anti-inflammatory.

 

Top 8 antioxidant rich anti-aging foods for healthy skin

1.       Blueberries

2.       Oranges

3.       Pomegranates

4.       Tomatoes

5.       Watermelon

6.       Avocados

7.       Kale

8.       Sweet Potatoes

 

 

Get to Know Omega-3s

Wild salmon, walnuts, and flaxseed oil, nourish and hydrate the skin, They also reduce signs of aging.

 

Watch Your Caffeine Intake

Those mid-day coffee breaks could be drying you out. Be mindful of your intake. “Caffeine can be very dehydrating, so consume in moderation."

 

Consider Taking a Probiotic

Probiotics supplements, which promote the growth of beneficial bacteria, go beyond improving digestion. “They absorb toxins in the gut and help to move them out of your body so that their impact doesn’t show up on your skin.”

 

The Takeaway

Fresh fruits and vegetables are where it’s at, especially ones that are high in antioxidants.

Staying hydrated and enjoying an abundance of diverse antioxidant-rich foods can provide a lifetime of benefits for you — and for your skin.

And of course, food is only part of your overall wellness picture. A nice, brisk walk (yes, even in winter!) helps to maintain cardiovascular and mental health. And sunlight can stimulate your body to produce the extraordinarily health-promoting vitamin D

 

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