Healthy eating for healthy skin: food choices

A quick overview of foods that have benefits for the skin:

Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Avocados –
A good source of biotin, avocados help to prevent dry skin and brittle hair and nails. When applied topically, they can hydrate parched skin.

Tomatoes – The antioxidant, lycopene, found in tomatoes helps prevent sunburn when combined with olive oil.

Salmon – Salmon contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid that improves skin elasticity, meaning fewer fine lines.

Eggs – Protein helps repair cells that have suffered free
radicaldamage. Eggs, a complete source of protein, also contain biotin, an essential vitamin that protects against dry skin.

Walnuts – Walnuts are a rich source of Omega-3s, which help put shine in your hair and help to make skin smoother and younger looking.

Cultured and Fermented foods – Reducing inflammation and imbalance in the gut has an observable improvement in the appearance of a person’s skin.

 

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