6 Foods to Eat for Beautiful Skin

Have you ever wondered why some people manage to have beautiful skin throughout their lives while others are plagued with acne, dry skin, wrinkles, and various spots and blemishes? Of course, we cannot deny that genetics plays an important role. And we are discovering how much our individual lifestyles can affect our appearance.

Here are some of the factors that influence our appearance, including and sometimes especially our skin:
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Dehydration from not drinking enough wate
  • An unbalanced diet lacking adequate basic nutrients
  • A diet filled with an overabundance of sugar and salt and unhealthy fats
  • An overly stressful existence
  • Negative thought patterns
  • A sedentary lifestyle with very little physical activity
Paying attention to the above factors and then changing your lifestyle to reverse their effects can do wonders for your skin and overall appearance. But there is more. You can pamper your skin with external dermabrasion, exfoliating serums and soothing creams. You can receive professional facials regularly to keep your skin in better condition. But there are external and do not reach to the core of the problem.

There are certain foods that are known to enhance the beauty of your skin. When you read the following list, note how many of these foods you DO eat on a regular basis. If not, start adding them to your diet now.
  1. Salmon: We have been told that it contains a hefty amount of good fat, DHA-Omega-3. But you may not know that salmon also contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid that gives it the pink color, a substance that helps to keep your skin's elasticity.
  2. Pomegranates: We have heard that pomegranates contain antioxidants that are good for our health, but you probably didn't realize it helps wound healing, thickens the outer layer of your skin and adds more collagen and elastin to keep your skin firm and supple.
  3. Chaga Mushrooms: Chaga mushrooms have been touted for centuries for amazing healing qualities. Not only have they been cited for healing skin cancers, even melanomas, alleviating skin conditions such as psoriasis or simple burns, but they also have extremely high ORAC (antioxidant) value. Chaga is also available in an extract, but be careful to choose the one that is purely water based.
  4. Green Tea: We have recently heard how helping green tea is for overall health, for digestion but you may not realize its polyphenols can help to thicken your skin and protect it from sun damage.
  5. Tomatoes: Italian cooks who create all those delicious tomato sauce recipes may know something that most of us don't realize. Tomatoes actually help to protect your skin against sunburn and the lycopene has been linked to lowered incidences of cancer, heart disease and other chronic health conditions.
  6. Legumes, avocados, soybeans, nuts, and egg yolks: If you have been avoiding nuts and eggs and avocadoes because you are cutting down on fats, think again. These foods contain biotin, which prevents your skin and hair and nails from becoming dry and brittle.
Add the above foods to your diet and watch what happens to your skin. You will be surprised by the comments of your friends (saying you look so young) and the surge of admiring glances you receive.

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