WPG Health Update: 6 Foods For Healthy Skin
Is your skin oily, bumpy or maybe even too dry? Well you may already have the solution to your problem in your kitchen.
As soon as we see our skin getting out of control we tend to rush to the store to buy the perfect skin care product. While products can help, good skin often comes from the inside and the right foods can help you have that flawless skin you always wanted. There are a number of foods that can improve your skin’s health. For an example, everyone has olives or olive oil in their kitchen right? Well, extra virgin olive oil has mono- and polyunsaturated fats and also contains phytochemicals found in plants that can improve health and skin. Here are the six best foods for flawless, healthy skin.
What can your whole grain sandwich do for your skin? A lot, according to Healthline.com. Whole grain foods have a tremendous source of B vitamins like folate, niacin, and micronutrients such as zinc and magnesium. The most important ingredient is Zinc because of its skin immune defense. So whip up that whole wheat turkey sandwich and you’ll be on your way to flawless skin.
Whether you drink it or apply it on your body directly, Green tea is the perfect solution to improving your skin. Green tea contains a unique polyphenol antioxidant called EGCG, the tea also protects the skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. When you drink tea it also provides you with lots of hydration, which is another key to younger-looking skin.
Salmon is also another food that contributes to healthy skin. Not only is it an excellent source of lean protein, but it can also protect skin that is frequently exposed to the sun. Researchers from the American Journal Clinical Nutrition found that omega fatty acids in a diet can help fight damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.
What can a nice fruit basket of berries do for your skin? Well Healthline.com reports that berries can help replenish the skins natural antioxidant defenses. It also helps fight off the dangerous free radicals that ultraviolet radiation tries to tackle on the skin.
If you’re like me, then you love a nice low-fat yogurt. Well Healthline.com says that the delicious snack can actually contribute to healthy looking skin. Low-fat dairy contains Vitamin A, which is a vital nutrient that keeps the skin vibrant. It also contains collagen, which is an important protein that is responsible for the skin’s youthful elasticity.
This one’s for all you dark chocolate lovers out there! According to the European Journal of Nutrition and The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, dark chocolate protects the heart, blood vessels and our skin from sun damage. An even better tip is to apply it directly to the skin. How would would you do that? Simple, visit your local Walmart or drugstore and grab some cocoa butter. Its awesome emollient that preserves the skin’s elasticity, moisture and it smells amazing!