Written by: Staff Post on 09/06/17
Have you ever heard of the old saying, “You are what you eat?” Well that saying is absolutely true!
This day and age, people look for beauty tips for the skin that provide a quick fix. Industries target parts of our body instead of the whole, creating face creams to treat dull, acne prone skin instead of promoting a total body makeover. What most people fail to realize is living a healthy and balanced life (complete with proper diet and exercise) can do wonders for your whole body; your skin included. Once you eat healthier, you’ll not only feel great; you’ll look great as well. For your skin in general, it’s the glow foods that you need to consume more of. If you remember what grade school has taught us, you’ll surely understand that glow foods stand for fruits and vegetables! There are a plethora of produce to choose from when it comes to the healthy glow of your skin. Here are are just some of the most common ones that are easy to find in your local market as well as a few healthy living tips for you to improve not just your skin but your entire body.
In most commercial markets, you’ll most likely find soaps and skin products that promote papaya as their main constituent. Why go for those expensive skin products when you can have some papaya for a cheaper price? Papaya is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidants, and as mentioned in our previous article, Common Foods for Healthier and Younger-Looking Skin, these will do wonders for your skin! They promote collagen production and reduce cell degradation by free radicals, making your skin look healthier and radiant. Not only that, it’s also high in dietary fiber so it’ll promote proper bowel movements, thus helping you clear out more toxins from your body. A health tip would be to buy more papayas instead of those papaya products. Go for the ol’ natural thing. You’ll save more money and reap more of its benefits.
For those who loved cartoons as a child, this vegetable is not unfamiliar to you because this is what gives Pop-eye his strength. He was onto something because spinach is rich in folic acid and vitamin B complexes, thus promoting DNA synthesis and cell regeneration so eating more of it will promote tissue repair. What does that have to do with your skin? It’ll replace dead and old skin cells with newer ones. And as the saying goes, newer is always better! Not only that, it’s also rich in vitamin C which promotes collagen synthesis. Lastly, it is rich in vitamin K and iron, promoting oxygen circulation and cardiovascular function. It’ll give you that natural glow that you’ve been craving for. A tip for beautiful skin is to add this to your diet in your salads or even in savory dishes such as beef stews and the like. You can’t go wrong with it.
Fruits and Vegetables for Glowing Skin That You Can Find in the Market
Lemons are nature’s natural whiteners. They can be used to clear those pesky acne marks, blackheads and blemishes. They are also rich in vitamin C, so your skin will look fuller and less dull. They aren’t just packed with vitamin C as adding some of its juice to your water can alkalize your body, which is good for your gastrointestinal tract because it prevents ailments such as gastric and peptic ulcers.
If you love ketchup as much as I do, then you’ve probably heard of the term lycopene. It’s a potent antioxidant and antiaging substance found in tomatoes. It will act as an internal sunscreen, giving your skin protection. It’ll reduce sun damage caused by harmful UV radiation to your cells, thus giving you a natural glow and reduce instances of sunburn. Some sources would recommend consuming cooked tomatoes because it increases the amount of lycopene, but I for one think that whatever form you’d like to consume it, tomatoes are good for your body.
This wonder fruit has a lot of uses. It can be consumed as a savory treat like guacamole, vegetarian mayonnaise, and avocado toast and as a delectable dessert if you eat it with milk and sugar. What makes avocado wonderful for the skin is that it is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, therefore hydrating the skin and replenishing it. It’s high fat content is also helpful in absorbing other fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E, and K. Eating this in conjunction with foods rich in these nutrients will promote skin, bone, cardiovascular, and eye health. A good health tip is for you to include this fruit in your diet. You cannot go wrong with it.
Consuming turmeric in any forms, whether it be as teas or as part of your meals is a complete revelation! Not only does it have amazing anti analgesic properties, it’s also anti-inflammatory. It’s being used right now in cancer research. For your skin, it is also a game-changer because its constituent, curcumin, is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, removing free radicals in your body. This reduces skin damage and promotes tissue regeneration, giving you wonderful and glowing skin. My beauty tip for your skin is to have one cup of turmeric tea every morning. You’ll reap the long term benefits, I assure you.
As the saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It’s certainly true for a certain kind of doctor – the dermatologist. Apples are rich in malic acid, which is a more sensitive form of acid used for skin treatments, as compared to other natural acids used in the market. It’ll help regenerate your skin cells and lessen skin damage. It is also rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber, which will give your skin its firm and healthy appearance, as well as promote good bowel movements. You’ll not only look great but you’ll feel great as well.
The fruits and vegetables mentioned above are just some of those that will feed your skin and make it look young, fresh and radiant. They’re also not very hard to find in your local grocery or market. So stock up on these produce and see the wonderful things it can do for your body. Hope this article helps you out with your quest for glowing skin! If you know of any other fruits or vegetables that’ll help promote proper skin health, don’t hesitate to hit us up and comment on the comments section below!
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