by Rachel Saunders
(Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Our skin is our first line of protection from any and all kinds of pathogens and harmful elements. Aside from the protection it gives, it is the basis of our outward beauty!.
Despite what many people tend to say about superficial traits, our skin holds great importance for us and our concepts of ourselves as individuals. It is our largest organ and as such, it needs much care and protection as well.
Though so many things already exist to treat almost each and every ailment and infirmities of the skin, there is still no comparison when it comes to keeping it healthy and preventing such skin problems. One of the acts that hold much influence over the health of the skin is nutrition. having a daily diet that contains antioxidant rich foods is a great start to ensure a glowing skin & health as you age.
Here are a few nutritious and healthy fiber foods from different food groups that help keep the skin healthy and glowing.
1. Salmon – This fish is filled with essential nutrients that can help in keeping the whole body healthy. For the skin, it has lots of the fatty acid omega-3 that protect the cells of the skin. It also helps prevent inflammations of the skin, which lead to skin problems and damage.
2. Carrots – It is a very well-known fact that carrots are very rich in Vitamin A. This particular vitamin helps keep the skin very healthy. This vitamin is responsible for developing skin cells and keeping them healthy. A lack of this vitamin often leads to dry, easily-damaged skin. Carrots also possess within them great amounts of antioxidants that help prevent the skin from aging too fast.
3. Nuts – Despite popular belief that nuts can cause pimples and zits, nuts are actually very good for the skin. Though often overlooked, nuts actually contain a high amount of anti-oxidants that are much needed for the skin cells.
4. Tomatoes – Tomatoes are very popular when it comes to keeping the over-all body healthy. Tomatoes are very rich in anti-oxidants and have a high level of vitamin C in them, which we all know is greatly needed for the protection and development of the skin cells. This also helps heal wounds and injury on the skin much faster.
5. (Sweet) Potatoes – Though many people would only look at potatoes and sweet potatoes as sources of nothing but carbohydrates and fats, they are also very much useful in protecting and keeping the complexion of the skin as they are rich also in other much needed vitamins.
And those are just a few of the different foods you can give to your skin. It doesn’t take much money and spending to keep one’s skin in its best and healthiest condition.
Sometimes it just needs these little pieces of nutritious food. Another addition though that could be considered as a good food for the skin is water; though not technically a food, water rejuvenates the skin and keeps it healthy and well.
All in all, these few foods might not seem much in one look, but your skin would pretty much beg to differ!