Unhealthy food can badly affect your metabolism causing a lot of health issues. It can severy affect your organs specifically skin, liver and heart. Hence, it is important to follow a healthy eating routine that means including healthy food into your everyday meals. It has been proven that bad eating habits can trigger premature ageing of your skin too.
Looking your best doesn’t always mean makeup or dressing up nicely; sometimes you also have to look into your plate and see what you are eating. Following a healthy food plan will help your skin glow and slow down ageing. Well, have a look at the list we have just put together for you 🙂
- Fatty types of fish contain Omega-3 fatty acids.
- You can find this in fish like salmon, mackerel and herring.
- This acid helps to keep the skin thick and moisturised.
- In fact, the deficiency of Omega 3 can cause dry skin, which I am sure no one wants!
- Vitamin E is also found in fatty fish. It is an important source for your skin to protect against any inflammation.
- Lastly, fish contains zinc – helps in overall protection and forming new skin cells.
- Avocados are rich in healthy fat; help to keep skin moisturised and flexible.
- These fats (monounsaturated fat) help your body absorb certain vitamins, including A, D, E, and K.
- Rich in Vitamin C & E.
- A combination of Vitamin C & E protects your skin from any damage
So, isn’t avocado the best?
- Nuts and seeds are good sources of skin-boosting nutrients.
- Walnut helps in collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps improve the skin’s elasticity, preventing sagging and ultimately leaving your skin plump and youthful.
- Seeds like sunflower seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is an important antioxidant for the skin.
- Flax seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Almonds are rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent signs of ageing.
Who hates broccoli? Well, you shouldn’t. Go green..know its benefits and see the difference.
- Broccoli is full of vitamin A, C and zinc (an all in one package deal)
- Consist of Lutein – it helps to protect your skin from becoming dry and wrinkly.
- It also consists of sulforaphane, which may help prevent skin cancer and protect your skin from sunburn.
So any reasons to hate broccoli now?
Eat vitamin and fibre rich fruits to enhance your skin. Fruits should be a must part of your everyday routine.
- Vitamin C rich fruits such as oranges help reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
- Strawberries, red peppers, and grapefruit are all other great vitamin C sources.
- High water retention in watermelon help to reduce the puffiness around the eyes and keeps your skin hydrated too.
- Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C and an excellent source to maintain healthy skin.
You might love this part of healthy food (wink). Yes, you read it just right. Dark chocolate is good for your skin!
- Cocoa contains antioxidants that may protect your skin against sunburn.
- A study found that people consuming cocoa each day (20 g) experienced hydrated and thick skin.
- It also contains flavonols, which is a very powerful antioxidant.
But here’s the catch – Avoid any chocolate with less than 70% cocoa. Less than that percentage contains sugar, which by the way is not good for your skin.
Now that you know the secret to healthy skin, start including these amazing healthy food into your diet and see the difference. To add a twist to the list of food, you can always try different tricks to add flavour. For instance, you can add your nuts to your favourite yoghurt and enjoy a good healthy breakfast. You can also add avocados on the toast and garnish with what you fancy! Well, hundreds of ways to make healthy ‘interesting’!
If you want to consult a skin doctor first, you can book your free skin consultation here.
Eat healthily, stay healthy…happy eating 🙂