Today we are going to talk about four super foods for healthy glowing skin. It is so rightly said that beauty comes from inside it is extremely important to nourish your skin from outside by following a regular skin care regime and similarly it is extremely important to nourish your skin from inside by eating healthy food. So what are these five super foods for healthy glowing skin?
Nuts and seeds (Source of omega -3 Fatty acids and Vitamin E)
First nuts and seeds like walnuts, almonds, and flax seeds. walnuts and flax seeds there are extremely rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids they help in fortifying the cell membranes of the skin cells of your skin that helps in fighting against the free radicals, cell damage and it also brings a beautiful glow on your face, other than that the almonds they are rich sources of vitamin E, they not only combat dryness and drink good subtle glow on your skin but that also helps in combating collagen degradation and hence defying the signs of aging.
How and when do you eat these walnuts and almonds soak?
Five walnuts and soak five almonds overnight in a bowl of water and eat them the next day every morning.
Eggs (Sourceof vitamins A, B, E, and K)
Second super food is eggs. Eggs are a source of protein if you’re a vegetarian you can eat pulses, tofu and sprouts. Proteins are building blocks or repair agents of your skin, your skin hair and nail. They are all made up of keratin or protein, which provides strength to your skin. if there is deficiency of protein in your body your skin can become dry, your hair can become really dry frizzy and brittle, Even your nails can become brittle.
So what is the best time to have proteins?
Either have egg whites in the morning at least two egg whites or a bowl of sprout in the morning. You can even include pulses and tofu or paneer during your meals in the day.
Citrus fruits (carbohydrate, fibre, vitamin C & B6, potassium, folate, calcium, thiamin, niacin, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and a variety of phytochemicals)
Third super food is citrus fruits. They are the source of vitamin C. This helps in collagen synthesis and hence healthy hair and healthy skin. It is also a very rich source of antioxidant, so it prevents your skin from free radical damage. There are also many studies which say that if vitamin E and vitamin C when taken together they help in preventing against the harmful effects of sun. Carrots, pumpkin, mango, papaya they’re all rich in vitamin E beta-carotene a precursor of vitamin E gives us distinct orange yellow color to the food, in which it is present.
How does vitamin A help you for your skin?
- First it strengthens your immune system.
- Second it helps in protection from the Sun.
- Third it encourages new cell production.
It helps in giving you a very even skin tone and a very healthy glow to your skin. Make sure to have an evening snack with a mix of these fruits and vegetables. Vitamin A and vitamin C on Sundays, have berries and guavas on the other days, have mango, papaya or carrots and squeeze them with a dash of lemon to have that extra dose of vitamin C.
Yogurt (sources of protein, but they also contain valuable calcium, and many are fortified with vitamin D)
The fourth and most important super food is yogurt. Yogurt contains the good bacteria which help in maintaining a good digestive system but it also has many benefits for your skin. It contains zinc calcium and lactic acid zinc helps in regulating your sebum production and production of oil from your sebaceous glands. Lactic acid is a very good moisturizer plus it is a very good exfoliant, it can also be applied in your face once or twice a week to give you a very good glow on your skin. It will give you a much moisturized hydrated and younger looking skin. Make sure to include at least one bowl of yogurt every day in your meal.
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