Foods For Clearer Skin

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Skin indicates your health

Foods for Clearer Skin

Foods for clearer skin. Many of us have skin that has suffered from ageing, from the sun, chemicals, and a poor diet. Consequently, they all affect your skin. The food you eat has a direct impact on your skin. If your diet has the right balance in vitamins, minerals and natural fats. Hence, you can make your skin glow healthy from the inside. Besides, you can use as many skin products as you want, but if your body is unhealthy. Furthermore, your skin will be too.

Leafy Greens

Foods for clearer skin. Leafy greens like kale and spinach are great for your morning smoothy. Also, kale, for example, is high in phytonutrients. And phytonutrients work both as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Furthermore, spinach acts perfectly as a lightweight skin-soother that boosts hydration and cooling properties. Besides, spinach and kale also provide the body with several vitamins. In this case, vitamin A to battle dry skin. Vitamin C to battle the sun’s damage. And vitamin E to help fight inflammation.

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Green Tea is great for skin

Foods for clearer skin. Most green teas contain Epigallocatechin gallate. (ECGC) This substance is mainly responsible for the positive impact on your skin. Also, ECGC has two important characteristics. Firstly, it works anti-inflammatory, and secondly, it prevents skin damage after sun exposure. Rich with antioxidants and nutrients. As a result, green tea is considered by many to have benefits for a variety of health issues. Favourable results have also been demonstrated in skin disease and carcinogenesis. Never use green tea supplements, without your doctor’s advice. Supplements have high levels of (ECGC) and may not be suitable for some people.

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Green Tea is great for skin

Recent in vitro and in vivo animal and human skin studies. Also showed its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, photoprotective. And chemopreventative effects after topical application and oral consumption This review will discuss the chemical properties of green tea that make it effective in skin biology and immunology. Also, how its mechanisms of action play a role in antioxidant, photoprotective and chemopreventative functions in the skin.

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Avocado full of healthy fats

Avocados aren’t just for on toast. Besides being tasty, they have many health benefits for your body. Avocados contain healthy fats that can enhance the condition of your skin. It is of great importance to get enough of these fats for smoother and more hydrated skin. There are also indications that avocados contain compounds that can protect the skin from sun damage caused by UV radiation, leading to wrinkles and other ageing signs.

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Avocado High in vitamins C and E

Avocados hold a great amount of vitamin E and C. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that contributes to protecting your skin against oxidative damage, caused by the free radicals in your body. And Vitamin E works better in combination with vitamin C. Also, Vitamin C is necessary to make collagen. Which, is the most important structural protein that ensures healthy, elastic and strong skin.

Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet potatoes

Orange fruit and vegetables contain loads of vitamin A. In sweet potatoes, this vitamin A is derived from beta-carotene, a nutrient found in plants. And it is an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A in the human body. Also, it causes fruit and vegetables to be coloured orange, yellow or red. So then, one of the skin benefits of beta-carotene is that it acts as a natural sunblock. As a result, this means that it can help prevent skin damage through sunburn and wrinkled skin. However, please keep in mind that this is no substitute for sunscreen.

Fatty Fish

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Fish has many health benefits. It is good for the heart and blood vessels and contains many vitamins. Besides, it is also proven to be good for your skin. Because most fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and herring do the trick because they hold many omega-3 fatty acids. Consequently, omega-3 fatty acids ensure your skin remains hydrated, supple and thick. And that is why an omega-3 oil deficiency can result in dehydrated skin. So, not only do omega-3 oils in fish hydrate your skin. But, they also reduce inflammation, which causes redness and acne.


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Goji berries

Berries are best known for their high antioxidative powers. Antioxidants are fundamental to protect your body from free radical damage. So then, do not forget that free radicals are the cause of many skin problems. Antioxidants have healing properties that are wonderous for your skin’s health. Good examples of berries with a potent source of antioxidants are the goji berry and acai berry. But equally important, do not rule out the more well-known cranberry, raspberry, strawberry etc. There is plenty to choose from.


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The walnut isn’t just a delicious and healthy snack; they are also great to improve your skin’s health. Walnuts are a great source of essential fatty acids. The acids your body cannot produce themselves. An example of those acids is omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Beware that omega-6 can work inflammatory, possibly exacerbating other skin conditions such as psoriasis. Omega-3, on the other hand, reduces inflammation in your body. Luckily, walnuts contain both acids in a good ratio. This helps fight the potential inflammatory response to an abundance of omega-6 in your body. So then, walnuts also contain the mineral zinc. Just like omega-3 fatty acids, zinc acts anti-inflammatory.

Brazil Nuts

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Brazil nuts

Selenium, found in Brazil nuts, is another powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals. Not only that, but studies have shown selenium can help to clear skin, reducing the risk of breakouts and decreasing acne.

Dark Chocolate

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Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is not just a mood booster; it is also a skin booster! Dark chocolate with a minimum of 70 per cent cocoa provides sun protection because it contains flavonoids. Flavonoids are plant natural compounds that have strong antioxidant properties. The fact that chocolate is good for your skin doesn’t mean you need to apply the delicious snack all over your face. Simply eating a piece (or two) every day should do it. Regardless of chocolate’s sun protective features. So then, never forget to use sunscreen. Besides acting as sun protection, chocolate can also rejuvenate and prevent skin ageing. This is, again, caused by flavonoid which helps old cells recover and divide and make chromosomes longer. This is a good thing because while ageing. Your chromosomes naturally become shorter which causes wrinkles.

In conclusion

First impressions count, so how your skin looks are important indicators. So then, it is a reflection of your general health. Just like a computer, if you put rubbish in you get rubbish out. Similarly, if you eat rubbish food you get rubbish health. Remember, we are what we eat. Living on a pension is difficult for many. However, when you are food shopping think! of this. It is better to eat three healthy meals than to eat five unhealthy meals. Consequently, it is your health and life, protect it, as is the only one you have.

Important Note *

Remember that everyone is different, and it is ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find what your body responds to… Please do your own due diligence before trying anything new including getting Medical Advice to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

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