Your favorite beauty products might feel like they work wonders, but healthy + glowing skin starts with the basics. The key to beautiful skin? Yep, you guessed it — It all starts with the healthy foods you’re putting inside your body. Natural + whole foods each have their unique benefits, but it just so happens that some of the best foods for your skin are also the tastiest ; ). Get some inspiration for your next grocery list + take a look at our top 7 food to help you glow inside + out
The beautiful blue in these berries? That makes them top on the list of foods rich in antioxidants. Blueberries are powerhouses help protect against premature aging + you’ll definitely want to add these to your grocery list!
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C + K, and a single serving packs in a great deal of phytonutrients + flavonoids. So why are they so great for you? Phytonutrients are nutrients in plants that have been found to have amazing health benefits + may have the potential to prevent disease, though how they work in the body is not yet known.
Need an extra reason to reach for that slice of watermelon? Watermelon contains lycopene — the pigment that gives the fruit its bright red color. Lycopene is a type of carotenoid — meaning that the juicy watermelon at your summer picnic is filled with antioxidants to fight free-radicals + keep your skin healthy.
4] SWEET POTATO
Bright yellow//orange foods such as carrots, or the beloved sweet potato are rich in a compound called beta-carotene. The more vivid the color, usually the greater amount of beta-carotene found in the food. When you eat these foods, your body converts the beta-carotene in Vitamin A — an essential nutrient with important roles in improving your immune system, skin, + overall health.
5] BRAZIL NUTS
These nuts pack in so much of the nutrient selenium that only a couple are need to reach 100% of your daily value. Selenium is an antioxidant that aids your immune system in preventing disease, but it’s also a powerful protectant against oxidative damage — which affects skin aging!
Oranges are famous for their high concentration of Vitamin C. Need a few reasons to pick up a few? Vitamin C a super antioxidant that has roles in producing the collagen found in skin, strengthening capillaries that deliver blood + oxygen to your skin, + Vitamin C aids in helping skin blemishes heal quicker.
No list of healthy food could be complete without the avocado ; ). Avocados are rich in Vitamin E, another antioxidant that protects against oxidative damage. Adding some guac to your tacos will not only make them more delicious, but you’ll also get a healthy dose of Vitamin E — which supports the healthy aging of skin.
Who knew taking care of your skin could be so easy + delicious! What are your favorite foods for healthy + glowing skin? Comment + share with us below.
+ Teresa [@tasandoval], OSUCHAARG