Everyone knows that for a healthy complexion and skin you should eat a healthy diet. When you want softer glowing skin, what you need to do is forget the creams and ointments, and watch what you eat. Here are some top beauty foods that you should try at least once.
1. Live yoghurt
Yoghurt may already be a staple part of your diet, but live yoghurt with probiotics will leave your skin healthy and less susceptible to spots and blemishes. The probiotics will help your immune system to work to its full potential and will also kill off bacteria that cause acne.
For amazing looking skin, eat avocado pears that are rich in oleic acid and Vitamin E. If you are not keen on the taste of avocadoes, then make them into a rich dip that you can serve with a Mexican dish. The fat in avocadoes will keep your skin looking nourished and will stop it drying out. Either make a delicious guacamole, or mix in salads to keep your skin looking great and to combat high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Mangoes are a great and tasty fruit that is now widely available in grocery stores around the globe. The mango fruit contains high levels of vitamin A as well as beta-carotene, meaning that it is not just great for your skin, but for your eyes too. Eat fresh, or make into a smoothie or add to live yoghurt for a really healthy dessert.
Although probably not on the top of your shopping list, ground hemp seeds can strengthen your skin and even repair it after it has been damaged by the sun. Hemp seeds are an excellent source of Omega fatty acids, and can be added to smoothies or mixed in with salads.
6. Acai berries
The acai berry is an excellent product not just for beauty but for weigh loss too. The acai is an excellent source of antioxidant, and alongside all other types of berries, it is rich in vitamins E and C. Berries aid the production of collagen in the skin due to their high vitamin C content, and can be eaten as a snack or as part of a healthy breakfast or dessert.
7. Seeds and Nuts
Seeds and nuts are full of natural vitamins as well as healthy fats. Although they can be high in calories and should therefore be eaten in moderation, they will help with your complexion and leave your skin looking smooth and healthy. Nuts can be eaten as a snack or added to yoghurts or salads.
Possibly one of your childhood fears, spinach is an excellent and nutritive vegetable that quite possibly packs in more vitamins than any other vegetable you may find in your grocery store. Not only is it rich in vitamins A, C, and E, it also contains vitamin B. Eat raw in salad, or cooked pureed, or added into dishes such as omelettes.
9. Sweet potatoes
For a skin that is properly nourished, you need to provide it will vitamin A, and this is can get from the beta-carotene in sweet potatoes. Baked with the skin on they will preserve both their taste as well as nutrients, and as well as aiding your complexion, they also have anti inflammatory properties.
For a healthy looking skin, salmon can provide you with the omega 3 fatty acid you require. Salmon is great for nourishing the skin and is great for combating skin problems such as eczema. A vegetarian alternative to salmon would be flax seeds.