As delightfully decadent as that regimen sounds, your body was designed for better things.
What you eat is vitally important to your well being.
Healthy eating practices can lead to a reduction in the risk of developing conditions such as cancer and heart diseases. Proper eating also enables the body to maintain its proper weight.
Another wonderful benefit of good nutrition is great skin! Skin that glows with vitality no matter how old you are.
Changes in the skin can be brought about by actions on the outside as well as on the inside of the body. Think of it this way- buy a great moisturizer, buy good for you fruits and veggies. Throwing out ineffective creams and scrubs? Throw out refined, fatty, sugar-laden foods!
The following video highlights 10 of the best foods for radiant
As we saw in the video, instead of non-nutritious food choices, we should stock up on the following foods:
Fish contains omega three fatty acids which moisturize the skin. Good for you fish include Salmon, Tuna, and Sardines.
Sweet potatoes and other yellow and orange foods such as pumpkin and mangoes contain Beta-carotene which repairs the tissues of the body and alleviates dry skin.
Blueberries are filled with antioxidants which combat the skin aging effects of free radicals.
Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C ( along with strawberries, red peppers, and cooked spinach), which promotes the production of collagen and fights free radicals.
Beans have a high level of hyaluronic acid which increases the elasticity of the skin and also facilitates the production of collagen. They also contain the acne fighting mineral Zinc!
Fats which include healthy options such as Olive Oil, Nuts and Avocado, plump up the skin.
Tomatoes contain lycopene which protects skin from damage caused by the sun. Watermelon and pink grapefruits are also rich sources of lycopene.
Nuts such as Almonds are chock full of protein and healthy oils which moisturize the skin.
Edamame which is a soy product provides isoflavones which prevent wrinkles and promote collagen production. Garbanzo beans and peanuts are also great sources of isoflavones.
Green tea reduces inflammation in the body and prevents wrinkles.
By making healthy food choices, not only will you strengthen your body, but you will be laying the foundation for beautiful, radiant skin!
We would love to hear about the changes in your diet that you’ve made or plan to make.