We all know that hydrating and cleaning our skin properly every day is important to keep it healthy. But what about the food we eat? Yes what we eat plays an important role in maintaining a healthy, glowing skin. But what kind of foods is good for our skin? Here are the top 10 best food to eat for a radiant skin!
Yes, avocado is rich in fat, but it is the good kind of fat. The kind of fat your body needs to function properly. This kind of fat is also essential to keep a beautiful, young and plump skin. Avocado also helps fight the bad kind of fat from other foods you eat. It is low in cholesterol and rich in potassium, vitamin C and E, which makes it the perfect food to eliminate toxins and fight against ageing.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which brings you that bit of blush on your cheeks for a radiant skin. They contain lots of vitamin A, C and K which help protect your skin against UV rays. They also help lower bad cholesterol levels as well as triglycerides and therefore help prevent cardiac problems.
Ok we all agree on the fact that cabbage might not be the most glamorous food to eat but it contains a large quantity of antioxidants. It takes part in the elimination of dead cells and clears your skin off impurities. There are so many types of cabbage, I am sure you will find at least one you like and that you can introduce in your diet if it isn’t already the case.
Carrots are THE food for radiant skin. They give your skin the boost it needs to be radiant and healthy and help in the healing process. Rich in vitamin A, E, calcium, potassium and iron, they also protect your eye health and improve eyesight.
Onions contain antioxidants and trace elements allowing them to sanitize your skin, prevent and even cure some infections. They are also a powerful antiseptic and are well known for their benefit against acne problems.
Lemon might have an acidic taste but its high content in vitamin C helps our body fight against infection (perfect for fighting against acne problems). As an antioxidant, it helps our skin fight against wrinkles and makes us have that glowing skin! I usually always have a glass of lemon water in the morning before breakfast.
Grapes contain a total of 20 antioxidants! This make them really powerful to fight against wrinkles and free radicals. The more the grapes are coloured, the more antioxidants they contain, so pick your grapes wisely!
Berries and especially raspberries, blueberries and cranberries are highly recommended for a soft and supple skin as they help our body to naturally produce more collagen. Their antioxidants also help fight against ageing.
Nuts improve the quality of your nails, hair and improve the elasticity of your skin. They contain selenium which helps fight against infection and even acne problems. Nuts also contain some zinc which helps prevent skin ageing but also soothes irritated skin.
Fish rich in Omega-3
Thanks to the Omega-3 they contain, fatty fish are the perfect weapon to fight against wrinkles and to improve the elasticity of dry skins. In this category you will find salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, black cod, etc.
If you are looking for a quick snack recipe with some of these ingredients, have a look at my “Best ever guacamole recipe” here.
Over to you now. What kind of food do you prefer to eat to have a glowing skin. Do you eat much fish? Don’t hesitate to share some recipes with these delicious ingredients in the comments section below.