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5 Amazing Foods for a Glowing and Healthy Skin

Avocados are high in nutrient content which makes them a great choice for consumption. Other than maintaining bodily functions avocados are also great for your skin. They are high in healthy fats. Recent studies also show that consuming avocados can help you prevent sun damage to your skin this is because of a compound found in avocados that help prevention from UV rays.

Kritika Madhukar
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Healthy Food is important for healthy skin

When it comes to healthy-looking skin we all want to have it however it is tiresome and a difficult task to actually get it. But it turns out with a healthy lifestyle and with a healthy diet you can get healthy-looking skin. Listed are some of the foods which will actually help you to achieve that radiant and glowing skin that you've always wanted.

Healthy Foods for your skin

Below we have listed 5 foods that are very good for your skin;

Avocados

Avocados are high in nutrient content which makes them a great choice for consumption. Other than maintaining bodily functions avocados are also great for your skin. They are high in healthy fats.  

Recent studies also show that consuming avocados can help you prevent sun damage to your skin this is because of a compound found in avocados that help prevention from UV rays. Avocados are also a good source of vitamin E which helps prevention from oxidative stress. It also contains vitamin C which is needed to form collagen in your skin which is the main structural protein that keeps the skin healthy and strong.

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are an excellent food for your skin as it is packed with various kinds of nutrients and minerals that promote healthy skin. Sunflower seeds are full of fat-soluble antioxidant which helps in repairing your skin and prevent oxidative stress. Sunflower seeds are enriched with selenium which helps in repairing damaged cells. It also contains a high content of vitamin E which helps in aiding collagen and elastin which helps in maintaining healthy skin and longevity of the skin. Sunflower seeds can be eaten as multigrain bread, nutritional bars as well you can eat them straight from the bag. 

Sunflower seeds also contain minerals like zinc, manganese, magnesium which have various other health benefits.

Broccoli

Broccoli is a superfood. Superfoods are food that offers maximum health benefits for minimal calories. Being from a classification of the cruciferous vegetable group it is one of the healthy foods. Broccoli contains various kinds of vitamins and minerals in it that are extremely good for the skin; Broccoli contains lutenin a type of carotenoid which helps protect the skin from oxidative stress and damage. Broccoli also contains a special kind of compound named glucoraphanin that further gets converted into sulforaphane which has anti-cancer properties. Including broccoli in your diet may get you various kinds of health benefits as well as you’ll have healthy-looking skin.

Fatty Fish

Fatty fish also called oily fish includes Salmon, Mackerel and herring. They are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA mainly). They contribute to regulating skin’s oil production, keeping skin hydrated and subdue breakouts of minimum signs of ageing. Omega-3 fatty acids can have a soothing effect on dermatitis and irritated skin. It can help keep dry skin moisturized and soft. Other than omega-3’s fatty fish are also packed with various kinds of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin E which is a fat-soluble antioxidant and it aids in the production of collagen and elastin in the skin which maintains the elasticity of the skin, prevents sagging and makes it appear younger. It also helps in protecting the skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays.

Citrus fruits

Consuming Citrus fruits on a daily basis can be really beneficial for the skin. Citrus fruits include oranges, limes, grapefruits and lemons. They are enriched with collagen-boosting vitamins like vitamin E and vitamin C. The citric acid present in them kills any bacteria and pathogens present on the skin. The high content of vitamin C found in them keeps the skin younger looking by regenerating collagen and maintaining the elasticity of the skin. It also reduces pigmentation and prevents the skin from UV induced photodamage.

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