It might surprise some that the cliché, you are what you eat, holds true for us even in terms of having healthier and more radiant looking skin! In fact, if you’re able to incorporate just some of these foods into your daily diet, you are well on your way to better complexion.
Here are some friendly reminders of how you can eat your way to brighter-looking skin!
Packed with antioxidants and fibre, berries are little powerhouses of nutrients. For instance, blueberries are hugely popular in the U.S. for its anti-ageing properties. This is due to its abundance of vitamin C, which is essential for our bodies to produce collagen and strengthen the capillaries in our skin.
Also, Goji berries (commonly referred to as “wolfberries” in Singapore) are rich in the pigment beta-carotene, which turns into vitamin A in our bodies, giving us healthier-looking skin.
Numerous studies have shown that the tomatoes are super fruits. Not only do they help to strengthen your immune system, they feed your body with a whole lot of nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, copper, and potassium.
Perhaps most important of all for our skin is the powerful antioxidant called Selenium. This nutrient helps to increase the number of white blood cells in our bodies to combat various skin infections, and even skin cancer. Also, experts have found that a selenium-deficient diet correlates highly with cases of acne. So eat more tomatoes if you want to keep acne at bay!
Dark and rough on the outside, and smooth and creamy on the inside – this tropical green fruit has been highly raved about for good reason. Not only is a rich source of vitamin C, it’s also packed with vitamin E, which is known to boost the vitality and brightness of our skin.
While some might be daunted by its relatively high fat content, it in fact contains good fats made out of oil that can help to enhance the production of collagen in our skin. Try having half a pear a day and observe the awesome results it’ll have on your overall wellness.
Fervent fans of the “ABC” (apple, beetroot and carrot) drink will be happy to learn that this purplish-red root has been supplying your body with the nutrients needed to protect against blemishes.
Like tomatoes, it is a super root in that it’s high in vitamin A, vitamin E, potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium – nutrients which are all integral to skin health and recovery. To top it off, beetroot is also a fantastic all-rounder in functioning as a body cleanser and helping to lower bad cholesterol levels.
Going back to skincare 101, water is an immensely important part of our diet. By drinking plenty of water throughout the day, it helps to flush out icky toxins in our body and replenishes water levels in our cells.
Experts say that even mild dehydration is likely to result in dry and tired-looking skin. So, remember to stick to the basics and drink six to eight glasses of water for healthier and prettier you!