Get Gorgeous – Superfoods for Healthy and Glowing Skin

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Lifestyle plays a huge role to determine your skin’s health and the way it reacts to stress, damage and the environment. Instead of just using beauty products, it is necessary to concentrate on skin health by working on the body from within. This can be done by providing the best foods for your skin. Food is extremely important for the body to grow, develop and repair. Healthy, plant-based foods provide loads of energy and nutrients that are useful for the skin as well as your body. Here are the best foods to incorporate in your diet to give you younger looking, healthy skin.

Almonds

Almonds are packed with vitamin E which helps in defending you against sun damage. Nuts are also helpful in maintaining a healthy weight. Almonds are the best option to add to your healthy diet.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain a compound, known as Lycopene, which is responsible for its rich colour. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that removes skin-aging free radicals. It’s also a rich source in carotenoids that give your skin a healthful glow.

Watermelon

This is the best fruit for hydration which is important for the well-being of the body and skin. It is also an excellent source of lycopene.

Sweet potatoes

These orange tubers provide ample amounts of carotenoids and vitamin C. They are beneficial for boosting the production of collagen. Collagen helps to control the strength, firmness and flexibility of the skin.

Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits are the best fruits that are packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C is useful for fighting against inflammation. It’s necessary to consume citrus fruits for daily care of the skin.

Peppers

Red bell peppers are the best sources of vitamin C and other antioxidants. In fact, they are packed with more vitamin C than an orange. The spicier peppers are rich in a compound, known as capsaicin, which is useful for improved circulation. It also improves the release of toxins from the skin.

Spinach

Spinach is packed with folate which helps in the repair of DNA. It’s reduces the risk of skin cancer. Green vegetables like kale, spinach, dandelion leaves, turnip greens, asparagus and broccoli are a rich source of vitamin A, iron and vitamin K.

Carrots

Carrots are packed with carotenoids and filled with vitamin A. Vitamin A is known for preventing the overproduction of skin cells which can cause clogged pores and even skin cancer. So, consume carrots every day as part of the daily care for the skin.

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is full of flavanols which act as antioxidants. It is useful for sun protection and reduces the roughness of the skin. This helps in getting a healthy appearance and feel.

Whole grains

Whole grains are a rich source of vitamin B which helps cells to process fats for hydrating and revitalizing the skin. It contains complex carbohydrates mixed with fiber which are digested and absorbed slowly. This ensures that the sugar spikes are not created which are responsible for developing acne. However, refined and processed sugars contain sugar spikes so they should be avoided.

Add the best fruits and vegetables to your diet to get gorgeous!

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Today’s guest blogger, Manisha Gupta has been writing blogs professionally since two years for Health Total. She feels that every channel must be used optimally to create health awareness. She wants to do her bit towards a healthier community. Manisha has been working in the nutrition and diet industry, and is a self-proclaimed health enthusiast.

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