Joel Callen

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Fri, 26 Jun, 2015

Want glowing skin? Eat these foods

Want glowing skin? Eat these foods

You don’t need makeup to give yourself that healthy, glowing-from-within skin. These foods will help give your skin a wonderful, natural glow no designer makeup can match.

Fatty foods:

Fatty acids help your skin cells maintain their moisture, and protect your skin from environmental factors. You should try to keep your diet rich in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acid; two essential fats your body can’t make for itself.

What to eat: fatty fish (like salmon); oils (like olive, flaxseed, or grapeseed); avocados.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate:

It’s important to keep your skin hydrated to help it stay looking plump. Not only should you be drinking plenty of water throughout the day (not just liquids, because some drinks, like coffee and alcohol, can dehydrate you), you should try to get a healthy helping of in-season produce that has a high water content.

What to eat: cucumbers; strawberries; watermelon; pineapple; dark leafy greens.

Firmers:

To remain firm, your skin relies on collagen, a structural protein. As we age, there is a weakening in your body’s cellular activity, plus an increase in environmental stressors, which combine to break down your skin’s structural framework. Loose framework means loose, thin, frail skin. Foods rich in mineral copper can help produce more collagen production.

What to eat: poultry; egg whites; capsicum’ sweet potato; sunflower seeds; almonds; sultanas; kidney beans; chickpeas; soybeans; seaweed.

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