Ok, everyone is always trying to have that beautiful healthy skin, so here are 25 healthy foods to help us glow inside and out.
1.Blueberries. In a USDA study, neuroscientists discovered that feeding blueberries to laboratory rats slowed age-related loss in their mental capacity. Similar studies have shown that the antioxidants in blueberries contain anti-aging properties. To get more information on blueberries, including recipes for kids and adults, visit the US Highbush Blueberry Council.
2. Salmon. One of the world’s most renowned superfoods, salmon is also good for your skin. It contains many fatty acids that are essential to keeping your skin from drying out. Whole Foods has an extensive entry on salmon including health benefits, a nutrition chart, and recipes.
3. Yogurt. Thanks to its richness in calcium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin A, yogurt has many healthy properties, including for the skin. Make sure to choose a low or nonfat yogurt that isn’t high in sugar. You can also visit Yoplait for a variety of tasty recipes using yogurt.
4.Soy Milk. Not technically a dairy product, but this milk is rich in vitamins A, B1, and B2. In addition to benefits for the skin, the lactose intolerant or vegan will enjoy the high levels of protein and calcium. Visit Silk Soymilk to learn more and even get special offers.
5.Strawberries. Like other berries, they are a rich source of phenols, anthocyanins, and ellagitannins. These nutrients have been shown to help protect cell structures in the body and to prevent oxygen damage. To learn more about the world of strawberries, nutrition facts, recipes, and even a blog, visit Strawberries.com.
6.Walnuts. If you don’t eat meat or like fish, try walnuts to get the Omega fatty acids found in salmon. Just one serving contains nearly an entire day’s worth of Omega 3’s. California Walnuts has an array of recipes, in addition, to help those who want to grow their own.
7. Almonds. A handful of almonds can give you Vitamin E, magnesium, monounsaturated fat, and even some protein. They also make a low calorie and filling snack. Visit Almonds Are In to get more information, recipes, and even enter a contest.
8. Avocados. They are extremely high in Vitamin K and oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that can help in skin health. They can also help with cholesterol and high blood pressure. California Avocados has tons of more information and you can even get recipes, entertaining tips, and more.
9. 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 Recipescontains entries for soups, dips, and even turkey/spinach wraps.
10. Water. Everyone knows to drink eight glasses a day. But did you know that lack of water, or dehydration, can affect the skin? To save money on bottled water, purify it at home using one of these devices, starting at just $24.