We know that our diet influences a lot in our life, including our mood, well-being, health and also, skin. Many people do not realise that it is not only smoking or lack of exercise that age our skin but also what we eat has a massive influence on our skin, and therefore on our well-being and even health.
If your skin isn’t radiant and glowing, if you have a few wrinkles appearing here and there, you may not feel at your best, your confidence will decrease and it may even lead to deeper personal issues such as anxiety or depression! We all want to look and feel healthy, especially in today’s image-orientated world.
We have put together a quick list of 5 foods that are beneficial for restoring your skin’s radiance and glow and included some interesting facts about each of them.
You may not be a fan but did you know that one serving of these little fish contains 1.5 grams of Omega -3 fatty acids, making it one of the best sources of the fat. It is rich in the type of omega-3 called DHA, an anti-inflammatory. Adding these little guys to your diet can help keep your skin clear from acne and other skin problems that are caused by inflammation.
IT’S OKAY...if the #1 doesn’t resonate with you because of your dietary choices or you are simply NOT a fan and won’t put those things near your face. Walnuts are also packed with omega-3 but a different type, called alpha-linolenic acid. This is the only type of nut that contains a lot of omega-3, which can help with preventing or treating eczema, acne and other problems with dry skin.
3. Dark Chocolate
This one has been known for a long time, for its antioxidant properties which can help to hydrate your skin and improve circulation. But it gets better! Have you heard of esthechoc? Esthechoc is smart dark chocolate! You’re thinking ‘Smart dark chocolate? Get outta here!” No, we are serious.
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Of course, water is important to your diet regardless but did you know that when you stay well hydrated and increase your water intake, it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make the skin appear more plump? Substitute your glass of orange juice at lunch for a glass of water. Not only will you stay hydrated and your skin will look more plump but substituting other drinks for water can reduce your sugar intake. High sugar levels in the blood can attach to proteins in collagen and speeds up the process of sagging and wrinkly skin.
With spring/summer underway, fruit will be your new best friend. Strawberries boost production of collagen fibres that help keep skin smooth and firm. A cup of strawberries can have up to 130% of the DV of Vitamin C which apart from many benefits, is also a potent antioxidant. Also, you will find ellagic acid in strawberries, another antioxidant that protects the elastic fibres to keep skin from sagging.
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