Diet for healthy skin

Skin health comes in the form of a lot of different little aspects all contributing to a glow and radiance that people will be envious of. Foods that are good for your skin are almost certainly beneficial to other parts of your body too.

1. Avocados

The health food craze of the past couple of years has always been avocados, but there actually is science behind their popularity. They are high in healthy fats which contribute to the elasticity and moisture levels in your skin.

The green guys also contribute to your vitamin E intake which help defend your skin against oxidative damage. This would see wrinkles, uneven skin tone and a loss of elasticity, nobody wants that!

 

2. Broccoli

Broccoli is a vitamin explosion important for skin health, including vitamins A and C as well as a splash of zinc. Similarly to avocados, the goodness in these branches contribute to preventing dry and wrinkled skin as well as sulforaphane.

Sulforaphane is a powerful chemical produced when we eat these kinds of foods, it’s responsible for helping fight against skin illnesses, arthritis and some research shows its benefits when treating autism.

 

3. Moringa

Tasting like a sweeter green bean, moringa has had a bit of a recent explosion in relation to its superfood status. It’s packed with vitamin C and carotenoids helping to defend against UV rays. It can be bought in powder form making it easy to pop into smoothies, curries, soups or even baking! It’s definitely one to try if you’re looking for something a bit different and you’ve already increased your avocado and broccoli intake.

 

4. Watercress

A healthier, more nourishing alternative to lettuce comes in the form of watercress! It will help keep your skin clear with its vast amount of antioxidants and minerals to flush out any toxins in your body. Couple this by upping your water intake and your skin will be benefiting from it in no time, it’s just one small part of the wider puzzle of keeping your skin healthy.

 

5. Beetroot

Sticking with the theme of skin-clearing power foods, beetroot is essential in the battle against bad skin. They have an unusually high amount of vitamin A and E, sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium proving to be a huge concoction of healthy goodness. It’s a great cleanser for the whole body not just your skin. 2018 is seeing many establishments offer a beetroot latté so next time you see one, order it for the goodness of your health!

 

Scientific sources that back up our information:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24675046

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2356/2

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/superfoods/Pages/is-beetroot-a-superfood.aspx

 

Back to top