CNET – Your skin is an important organ that is impacted by the foods you eat.
The wrong diet choices may cause or worsen a variety of skin diseases like acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and even skin cancer.
It’s safe to say the dietary choices you make now will have a profound impact on your skin health now and later.
Best foods for healthy skin
The best foods for the skin also happen to be good for your body in other ways. And the best part is that they taste good and are easy to add to daily meals. Here are our top picks for foods for healthy skin.
Avocados are little powerhouses of skin health nutrients. They contain vitamins C and E, lutein, zeaxanthin and monounsaturated fat, which all contribute to a glowing complexion. The fat in avocados helps the body to better absorb other skin-healthy vitamins like A, D, E and K.
In a recent study conducted at UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, eating avocados was shown to significantly increase skin elasticity and firmness and increase cancer-fighting carotenoids in the body.
Yogurt is commonly known as a gut-health food because of the probiotics most yogurt contains. But what many yogurt lovers may not realize is that it is also a food for healthy skin. There is a link between gut health and inflammation and a link between inflammation and certain skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
Look for yogurt with no added sugar, as sugar is an inflammatory and may offset the anti-inflammatory effects of the probiotics.
Kiwis are high in vitamin C, an essential molecule for skin health. It limits damage from ultraviolet (UV) exposure, regulates the synthesis of collagen in the body, limits free radicals and helps keep the skin moist.
One serving of kiwi contains most of your recommended daily vitamin C. Adding in even one kiwi a day in a salad or even as a dessert is a step toward supple skin.
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