Foods high in anti-oxidants are one of the best choices for healthy skin. These include yellow and orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, oranges and sweet potatoes. Also at the top of the list are spinach and other leafy greens, fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel. Nuts, berries and avocados are also on the best for healthy skin list.
Refined sugars and grains along with dairy products are on almost every list of foods to avoid for healthier skin. There is some difference of opinion regarding dark chocolate as some sources list it as a good for your skin food and others have it to be avoided. Fast food should be avoided as well as any food you are sensitive to.
Obviously water should be at the top of your list, but there are also drinks such as coconut water, green tea, cucumber juice, tomato juice and lemon water. Staying away from dairy is good way to move towards a better complexion.
You are what you eat!
You definitely are what you eat and your skin proably shows it more than your hips or your tummy. The skin is your body’s largest organ and it is sensitive to what foods you consume.
Foods high in anti-oxidants
Serums and creams touting claims of anti-oxidants are all the rage for a number of years. Did you know that you can eat foods high in anti-oxidants and get many of those benefits in what is probably a healthier manner. Definitely a more holistic way.
Some foods that are high in anti-oxidants are:
- Dark Chocolate
- Red Cabbage
Heathy for you is healthy for your skin
Eating a diet rich in foods that are healthy for you is going to be healthy for your skin. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables that are orange or yellow in color. Eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables. Try to eat a wide variety of different fruits and vegetables. Try to consume of your calories from fruits and vegetables than you from protein. For better health also try to eat your heavier meals earlier in the day and your lightest meal in the evening.
5 Foods to limit or avoid for better skin
- Refined Grains
- Refined Sugars
- Fast Food
- Any food you are sensitive to
Best beverages for beautiful skin
I think by now everyone knows how important water is to your skin and your overall health. You probably also know that sodas are not good for your skin. Some beverages that are a little more controversial. Orange juice has a lot of vitamin C which is good, but it also has a lot of sugar which is bad. Coffee is another beverage that gets mixed reviews. The following is a short list of good for you beverages that shouldn’t be on anyone’s list of NO NOs.
- Green tea
- Cucumber juice
- Carrot juice
- Ginger Lemon juice
Everyone is different and goodness knows I have tried a number of different approaches to improve my diet. I think one of the key things is choose a way of eating that you can maintain. Last summer after hearing a talk on being vegan, I decided to stop eating meat and cut way back on dairy. I still eat fish and eggs and honey, but I am feeling better and my weight while not moving down as much as I would like is at least not continuing to climb.
Just keep experimenting until you find what works best for you!
- Read what the experts say but remember that everyone is different.
- Focus on more of the good for you and less of the bad for you.
- Listen to your body. Don’t obsess over a slipup. Overall consistency is what works.
- Consider consulting with a reputable food coach to work out a plan for you
- Looking for a face care product to augment your healthy food? Check out our Antiaging Face Serum.
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