Having beautiful skin is an indication of a healthy body and good metabolism. Your inner health depends on the quality of food you eat and the air you breathe.
Sadly, in most cities big or small, neither the air is good nor the eating habits are healthy. Also people start using mass produced chemical products for a glowing skin rather than trying to know the root cause, which may lie within themselves.
Your skin health mainly depends on your daily nutrition, quality of the air you breathe and the level of pollution and dirt that your skin is exposed to. Though you cannot do much about the air pollution, improving the quality of your daily food intake is in your hands, by which you can improve your natural beauty and reduce wrinkles, acne, inflammation, and other skin-related issues.
On that note, Avni Kaul, Nutritionist & Wellness Coach, shares five key foods that everyone should eat to get beautiful and healthy skin.
A frequently used smoothie ingredient, sprinkling these small seeds into your morning meal means you are getting one of the finest sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acid helps in building blocks for healthy skin cell function and new collagen formation to keep the skin strong and free of wrinkles.
Sweet potatoes should be added to your daily diet because they are good source of vitamin A. Vitamin A derivatives have been seen to help decrease oil production in the skin, and are used to treat skin problems like acne. Carrots are also a good vitamin A option, but refrain from taking a supplement. Overdosing on them can have adverse impact which may be dangerous to your health.
Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, and collard greens, besides broccoli and Brussels sprouts, are high in vitamin K, a storehouse of nutrient when it comes to improving blood circulation and coagulation. Spinach is also filled with zinc, which has been seen to help reduce inflammation and prevent acne breakouts. Spinach along with collard greens and kale contains zeaxanthin, a naturally present antioxidant, that protects skin and helps to even out skin tone.
This is the most availed and economical thing that one can consume. Your skin needs moisture to remain flexible. Even mild dehydration can cause your skin to appear dry, tired and slightly grey. Drink a minimum of eight glasses of water per day. All fluids count towards your daily intake, but water is the best one. While you are working, keep a large bottle of water on your desk so that you may remember to drink. Herbal, caffeine-free teas are good as well. Do not forget that some fruit and vegetables, like the watermelon, and cucumber, also contain water.
Although oranges are mostly known for the vitamin C boost they give, they are also full of wrinkle-fighting collagen. Having one orange every morning can simply be sufficient to replace your expensive skincare treatment.