Eating for great skin

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We all know that healthy foods bring a range of health benefits for our bodies and physique but did you know that eating the right foods can also make your skin glow? When you are eating a healthy diet full of coloured vegetables and fruits, nuts, seeds and some lean organic protein, you shouldn’t need expensive medications and creams to brighten up your skin.

The skin is the body’s largest organ. The skin loves its nutrients and wants as many vitamins and good fats it can get. One way to get vital nutrients is to eat a range of healthy, unsaturated fats. Good fats to include in your diet include avocadoes, almonds, seeds and coconut oil. These fats are easy on the digestive system, help keep your skin supple and are guaranteed to make your skin glow. Good fats, such as pumpkin seeds, are high in B vitamins and minerals such as zinc. Add these seeds to your lunch time salad or eat a handful as a snack.

Cucumber is loved for its hydrating properties. One problem that fuels poor, scaly skin is dehydration. As well as drinking loads of water, vegetables high in water are great for hydrating the skin, leaving it smooth and supple. Cucumber in particular contains vitamins B and C, zinc, iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

The skin loves vitamin C and there is no easier way to get this potent vitamin than by adding some fresh lemon to your morning glass of water. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C and they also have cleansing properties, which help your body naturally detox.

Finally, kale and other dark leafy greens contain hoards of potent anti-aging properties and help promote healthy new cell growth. Dark leafy greens are also loaded with minerals such as magnesium and calcium. Include as many greens as you can in your diet, whether it is in salads, as steamed sides to your main meal or in vegetable smoothies and juices.

Follow these simple yet effective tips and watch your skin light up.