Good Food, Good Skin

Buying skin care products can add up to a lot of money. Oftentimes, after spending all of that money, you’ll find that these products don’t work or even make your skin worse. Creams, lotions and medicines aren’t always the solution to your skin problems. Your diet can also be very responsible for the condition of your skin. Here are some of the best foods that you can eat to improve your skin.

Seafood

Seafood is a very broad category, but most of the different types of seafood share a number of nutrients that can have great benefits for your skin. For starters, the omega-3 fatty acids that are found in your skin can greatly improve your skin’s complexion. These fatty acids are mainly found in seafood and are known to reduce inflammation. They can also help naturally moisturize dry skin. Seafood is also good for your skin due to its high content of zinc. Zinc can reduce the amount of pore-clogging oils that are produced by your skin. It can also help speed up the replacement of dead skin with healthy new skin cells.

Nuts

Nuts are another great food for the appearance of your skin. Like seafood, many types of nuts contain important omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts are also one of the best sources of vitamin E. Vitamin E is primarily helpful because of how it protects your skin from dangerous UV radiation. Damage from the sun’s UV radiation can cause your skin to age much more quickly than it should. It can also lead to the development of skin cancer. Consuming vitamin E by eating nuts will help to greatly reduce your risk of suffering from these afflictions.

Whole Grains

The proliferation of unhealthy, sugary bread that is made with enriched flour has made people cautious about eating grains. However, whole grains are very different and can have great effects on your health. One of these effects is that whole grains can greatly improve the condition of your skin. Whole grains are full of antioxidants that can help prevent inflammation. If you eat bread, you should always stick to whole grains and avoid processed, enriched grains as they can contribute to inflammation and cause acne.

Black Sesame Seeds

Dehydration and late nights out can cause your skin to look dull and drawn out. Black sesame seeds are one of the best foods to help reduce these skin conditions. Their high electrolyte content can help your body to quickly recover from the effects of dehydration. They are also very high in fiber, protein and healthy fats. Another advantage of black sesame seeds is that they can be added to just about any dish, allowing you to improve your skin with every meal.

Before you go to the store for expensive creams, gels and medications for your unhealthy skin, consider your diet. If you eat foods that contribute to inflammation or do not do anything to improve the condition of your skin, fixing your diet may be a better, cheaper alternative.

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Author: Alex Marsh

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