Stop spending a fortune on pricey skin creams! There are healthy and less expensive alternatives to beautiful skin, right inside your local food market.
Changing your diet and focusing on certain foods will improve your overall health and appearance as well. Try incorporating the following foods into your diet to give your skin that added glow:
- Salmon, Oysters, and Shellfish
Omega-3 and zinc are high in content in many fish, shellfish and oysters. Zinc helps control acne and also promotes new cell growth, which sloughs away old cells and reveals fresh, new skin underneath. Omega-3 will remove inflammation and keep skin moist and plump.
*Make sure you are not allergic to shellfish before you indulge.
- Foods with Beta-Carotene
Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, mustard greens and collard greens are rich in beta-carotene. When beta-carotene is ingested, it converts into Vitamin A, which is an antioxidant. New cell growth is promoted with Vitamin A, giving the skin a glowing appearance. Any vegetables with a red, green or orange color are high in beta-carotene.
Eating nuts can be a delicious and easy snack to give your skin a youthful look. Almonds are one of the best choices to add Vitamin E and Omega-3 to your diet. Vitamin E will help relieve dryness, leaving the skin more moisturized and healthy.
Grab a handful of delicious berries such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for a low calorie, refreshing snack that is great for your skin. These tiny treats are packed with antioxidants that promote cell growth and decrease inflammation.
*About the Author :
Lora C Mercado is a freelance writer and author of numerous cookbooks and books on other topics.
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