Good nutrition is vital to maintaining your natural beauty. Here is an outline of foods that are great for your skin and rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals:
Capsicum, Kale, orange, kiwifruit, strawberries, lemons, broccoli and chili are rich in Vitamin C. This vitamin assists collagen production and protects cells from free radical damage.
Sunflower seeds, almonds, wheat germ and avocado are rich in Vitamin E helping to protect cell membranes and guard against UV radiation damage.
Beta Carotene is an antioxidant critical for skin health. It is converted to vitamin A in the body. Beta carotene/vitamin A is involved in the growth and repair of body tissues, and may protect against sun damage. Sweet potato, kale, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, mango and apricots are rich in beta carotene.
Selenium helps safeguard the skin from sun damage and delays aging by protecting skin quality and elasticity. It also helps to curb sugar cravings. Try to add brazil nuts, mushroom, tuna, crab and wheat germ to your diet.
Salmon, sardines, flaxseed and walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and these help maintain cell membranes so that they are effective in allowing water and nutrients in, and keeping toxins out.
Lastly, you can never get enough WATER. Drink at least 2 litres of water to keep your skin hydrated and looking great.
Do you have any favourite meal ideas that utilise most of these vitamin groups? Please share them with us.