Friday, January 3, 2014

Foods to Eat for Glowing Skin



Naturally beautiful and glowing skin is something we all desire and it's not an impossible feat.  Add these foods to your diet to help increase your natural glow and produce flawless, beautiful skin.


Tomatoes

Tomatoes are red because of a phytochemical in them called "Lycopene".  Lycopene is believed to possibly lower an acne-promoting hormone. Alan Logan, a naturopathic doctor and author of The Clear Skin Diet (Cumberland House), suggests including tomato-based foods (such as sauce and tomato juice) in your diet between three and five times per week.



Berries

Deeply colored berries such as blueberries and cherries are loaded with antioxidants.  Antioxidants help your body fight off blemishes.  The more severe your acne, the lower your levels of blood antioxidants, says Logan.






Oily Fish

An international study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that people who had a diet high in fish had less skin wrinkling.  That might be because the Omega-3 Fatty acids found in fish are known to slow down the wrinkling process.  Logan recommends that acne sufferers consume four to five servings of oily fish per week to treat the condition.  If that's too much fish, try taking fish oil supplements.


Brown Rice
Check the packaging of your skin products and you're likely to see ceramides in the list of ingredients. These lipid molecules, which help your skin maintain its moisture, can also be found in foods such as brown rice. When you eat naturally occurring ceramides, they get incorporated into the outer layer of your skin and help it maintain its hydration, says Logan.

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