Best Foods for Healthy Skin
Nutrition is extremely important for our health. Some foods can damage our metabolism and cause weight gain. Unhealthy diet can even cause harm to our organs such as heart and liver. Similarly, what you eat also dearly impacts another very important organ i.e. your skin. What you eat can also significantly affect aging of your skin.
Many of the skin-friendly foods are also helpful in maintaining an overall good health. You should pick out fat-free or at least low-fat dairy products. Include nuts, seeds and beans in your meals. Eat whole-grain breads and oatmeal cookies. Limit sweets and strive for variety of healthy choices.
Some of the antioxidant-rich foods have a healthy effect for the skin. These skin-protective healthy foods include:
- Carrots, apricots and orange fruits
- Tomatoes and Avocados
- Spinach and other green leaf vegetables
- Beans, peas and lentils
- Fatty fish (containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids) (1)
On the other hand, some foods can cause skin damage. For example, some researchers suggests that a diet high in refined sugars (processed) or other carbohydrates promotes skin aging (2).