10 Foods You Need To Eat For Glowing Skin
If there is one thing women want more than anything else, it’s healthy skin that glows. Did you know that getting better skin can be as simple as adjusting your diet?
Yep, it turns out that your mom really was right when she told you that you needed to eat more fruit and veg when you were a kid. Sugary stuff might have tasted good, but in the long run it was only ever going to rot your teeth and make you feel bad. For things like better skin and hair, you needed more greens.
Of course, you weren’t too bothered about all that when you were a young girl. Complexion worries were something you didn’t have. Now, though, as you’ve got older, they can be all that you think about.
The good news is that for better skin, all you really have to do is stuff your face. The bad news is that you might have to stop eating foods that you’ve otherwise been really enjoying up until this point.
However, the myth that all the food that’s good for you is bland is just plain wrong. Included on this list are fab foods for glowing skin that are good for you and that also taste GREAT. Let’s take a look!
Fatty fish – which include the likes of salmon and mackerel – are good for your skin because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids (which are also good for your brain).
These acids give your skin a shine, which is something you might be missing at the moment.
Omega-3 fatty acids also work wonders for your hair – did you know that 3% of your hair shaft is made up of these acids?
There are many ways you can fit fatty fish into your diet. You could enjoy mackerels on toast, eat a cream cheese and salmon bagel, add anchovies to your pasta, and so on.
Apples may have ruined Adam’s entire life, and they may have caused Snow White to collapse. But bear with me on this one because apples are actually really good for your skin.
Apples are rich in vitamin C, which is responsible for giving your skin that radiance it’s missing at the moment. Vitamin C also slows down the ageing process, but to reap the most benefits from it, you need to eat an apple each day.
Red Bell Peppers
If you regularly make stir fries, you probably already get your fair share of red bell peppers. If you don’t, it’s time to add them to your diet.
Why? Because the red bell pepper is high in vitamin C. In fact, it has much of this skin-enhancing vitamin than oranges.
Vitamin C is important for healthy skin. It’s an antioxidant that helps to promote collage production, which in turn leads to better, more glowing skin.
Essentially, vitamin C rids your skin of free radicals that are a result of too much exposure to pollution. These pesky free radicals just want to do you harm, drying out your skin and ageing you quicker than you’d prefer!
Because they contain potassium, bananas do a fab job at promoting healthier-looking skin.
Despite looking so flamboyant and screaming “come and eat me!” in the supermarket, the beetroot remains one of the most overlooked vegetables in our aisles. I’m never quite sure why – it looks amazing, tastes amazing, and has so many amazing health benefits, too.
Beetroots are rich in powerful antioxidants of the kind that prevent wrinkles and restore a healthy shine to your skin.
You can eat beets raw, bake them, boil them, or juice them (beet juice is amazing).
Ah, spinach. This is the one green our mothers tried to make us eat when we were younger. But they were met with incredible resistance! (I think my brother even tried to pretend he was allergic to spinach so that he wouldn’t have to eat it).
According to TV show Popeye, spinach gives you strength. In a way it does. But for you right now, its most important attribute is its beta carotene content.
Beta carotene, which you’ll commonly find in orange-coloured fruit and vegetables, such as carrots and squash, converts into vitamin A in spinach, which, once inside your body, slows down the ageing process.
You need vitamin A if you want to remove dead skin, as well as prevent wrinkles. For a proper skin-booster, pair up spinach with vitamin C.
Lemons contain natural bleach which isn’t harmful. In fact, it has skin-boosting benefits.
If your skin is looking less than perfect right now, thanks to acne and acne scars, gently rubbing lemon onto any affected areas a few times a week will clear your blemishes right up.
You can also add lemon juice to a glass of warm water and drink in the morning. Add honey for even more benefits.
Avocado is probably the worlds most popular fruit right now. Your best friend is spreading it onto toast, your mom is adding it to sandwiches, and your dad is trying to work out how to cut it up.
And if you want healthier, more radiant skin, it’s time to add the avocado to your diet.
I combine avocado with scrambled eggs and put on toast – it’s amazing!
Coconut has so many health benefits, it’s not even funny. For healthier skin, it’s coconut’s water content that appeals to us. Coconut water improves hydration and, because it contains potassium, it helps your skin cells to absorb more important nutrients.
You should also think about cooking with coconut oil because it’s rich in vitamin E, vitamin K, an slots of healthy fats that strengthen skin cells and restore a healthy glow to your skin.
Another fruit that’s rich in vitamin C, oranges can be eaten or applied topically to your skin for a healthier glow. This is because the peel itself is high in beneficial properties that bring out your shine.