All of us want glowing and clear skin and opt for expensive beauty products and treatments for nourishing our skin. However, most of us are unaware of the fact that a healthy diet and good foods can make our skin glow, leaving it with a youthful radiance. Explaining the importance of good foods for your skin, Samantha Heller, nutritionist, NYU Medical Center says, “Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look”.
1.Water. The number one thing that you can put into your body if you want great-looking skin is water. The more water you drink, the more you flush all of the other stuff out of your body and the healthier your skin is going to look.
2. Green tea. When you’re not drinking water, you should be drinking green tea. It has many, many different health benefits including benefits for the skin. You can drink it cold or warm. Avoid adding sugar or milk to it if you want the best benefits for your skin.
3. Cottage Cheese. No longer just for dieters, those looking for healthy skin will enjoy the high levels of selenium found in cottage cheese. It is also a great source of calcium and Vitamin D. Those who are feeling ambitious can learn to make their own cottage cheese at home by clicking here.
4. Goat Milk. Not terribly popular in the United States, it is unique in its flavor and that it does not need to be homogenized. It is an excellent source of calcium and Vitamin A, along with tryptophan, which can help you sleep. Visit Meyenberg to get more information, recipes, or even order it in powdered form.
5. Spinach. This leafy green provides more nutrients on average than most other foods. Skin helping nutrients include Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and many B vitamins. Spinach Recipes contains entries for soups, dips, and even turkey/spinach wraps.
Foods rich in vitamin A help new skin to grow. Liver, eggs, milk and oily fish are good sources along with fortified cereals and margarines. Eat a few dried apricots every day. They’re full of iron to help improve your skin tone. So are sesame seeds – add them to cereals and muesli.