Who doesn’t want beautiful glowing skin? And why do we always think that it’s attained solely by slapping on some cream and make-up? (lots of make-up at times;-) Sure that works temporarily, but the secret to good skin starts from the inside. By adding a few “Super Foods” to our daily or weekly diet we can in fact attain more long-term glowing and healthy looking skin. Water is of course a given and a good place to start. It’s free and readily available!
I like to be practical in order to achieve my goals without excuses, so I’ve put together a list of “Super Foods” that I think are on the more economical scale and easy to find just about anywhere.
7 Easily Available Super Foods for the Skin:
High in Vitamin C and E, antioxidants, and beta-carotene, protecting the skin from harmful UV rays. Full of iron to help cleanse the body allowing a clearer complexion.
High in antioxidants, Vitamin A and C. Helps skin suffering from acne, broken capillaries or splotchy skin. The Vitamin A helps to neutralize or normalize the skins production of sebum (oil) while the Vitamin C helps to strengthen the blood vessels.
Rich in flavonoids and Vitamin E, helps to ward off free-radicals keeping the skin vibrant and clear. Good source of protein assisting clear skin.
Rich source of Vitamin D3 and high in omega 3 fatty acids. Could call it the “affordable” salmon. High levels of protein which contributes to maintaining youthful skin. It may help maintain skin thickness and elasticity keeping sagging skin and wrinkles away.
Contains high amounts of Vitamin C boosting collagen production. Great for weak hair that splits easily (usually means a Vit C deficiency). Full of antioxidants.
Chocolate 70% +
Protects the skin against sun damage, and increases skin density and hydration. Research has shown that levels of MED (minimal erythemal dose–basically the minimum amount of UVB rays needed to cause sunburn) doubled after eating dark chocolate over a steady period of time.
Contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and B. Its lubricating fats and proteins encourage the “natural protective layer” on the skin, protecting it against harsh chemicals and skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea etc. Brilliant for those suffering from stress and tiredness.
The list could go on and on with incredible “Super Foods” from all over the world. These are just a handful of ingredients that most people are probably already eating or that are easily available at an affordable cost — my kind of thing!