10 BEAUTY FOODS FOR GLOWING SKIN
Have you ever met someone you feel is literally glowing from within? That has that aspect of beauty or glow, that certain "je ne sais quoi" about them that you imagine it simply cannot be achieved with an extra layer of foundation or bronzer?
Our food choices can have a profound impact on our biggest organ, our skin, and since it seems difficult for the skin to receive nutrients it is important to eat a diet varied in colourful fruits & greens and other unprocessed foods for your skin to flourish. That person you have in mind, the one with the inner glow and beautiful skin, is most likely including these 10 beauty foods for glowing skin in their daily nutrition intake.
Rich in monounsaturated fats, omega-3´s, vitamin E & C, zinc and copper that will nourish your skin from within, support the elastic fibre in your skin as well as increase collagen production and maintain a youthful appearance.
Tip! Toss them in salads, wraps, use them as soup toppings, use them for creamy smoothies or eat them solo with a twist of lemon and sea salt!
Extremely rich in beta-carotene that acts as an antioxidant in the body, protecting against free-radical damage that can cause skin to age prematurely.
Tip! By lightly steaming your carrots you can increase the body´s absorption of beta-carotene versus eating them raw.
High in vitamins A and C as well as copper, magnesium, potassium, zinc and water. Watermelons will help build up your immune system with vitamins A and C acting as antioxidants in your body, working against natural and/or environmental oxidation that can lead to premature aging of the skin. Vitamin C also helps build collagen in the skin. Rich in minerals, watermelons will support the body´s alkaline balance, warding off infections and
cells´ breakdown both of which can cause the skin to age prematurely. Magnesium and potassium along with water in the melon will keep skin cells plump and well hydrated.