8 Foods that make your skin glow

Nutrition is important for overall health and most times our health status is revealed through how our skin looks and how it feels. 


As researchers learn more about diet and the human body, it's increasingly clear that what you eat can significantly affect the health and aging (or anti-aging) of your skin!


This time, we're taking a look at 8 of the best foods to keep your skin healthy and glowing, and your body functioning optimally too!

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So, what should you eat for healthy skin? 

In case you like to get straight to the point, here's our top 8 foods for *glowing skin* ... We'll explain why in a sec!

1 | Avocado

2 | Salmon

3 | Grapefruit

4 | Spinach

5 | Broccoli

6 | Green Tea

7 | Carrots

8 | EVOO

What makes these ingredients so beneficial? 

1. Avocado

Avocados and Salmon are healthy fats which benefit many functions in your body, including the health of your skin. These essential fatty foods keep skin hydrated and smooth, and more flexible (or supple and plump in skincare terms). Avocados may even protect your skin from UV & oxidative damage due to the compounds and vitamin E in the fruit.

2. Salmon

As for the Salmon, it contains Omega-3 fatty acids which keep skin thicker (and looking younger), reduce inflammation, and support the production of new skin cells. 

3. Grapefruit

Grapefruit and other citrus fruits have been shown to calm inflammation, brighten skin, and balance skin's complexion. The vitamin C in the fruit, an essential antioxidant, also promotes collagen production which is the main structural protein that keeps skin strong and healthy.

4. Spinach and Broccoli

Spinach and Broccoli are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are important for skin health—such as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, B vitamins, and zinc. The vitamins in spinach alone work together to help your skin enhance its radiance, heal from scars and sun damage, and fortify its natural barrier. 

Meanwhile, Broccoli contains sulforaphane which is a powerful protective agent against sun damage, neutralizing free radicals and protecting skin from oxidative damage which typically results in dry, wrinkly skin.

5. Green Tea

Wondering how Green Tea can help? After all, many of us love our green tea anyway! The catechins in green tea, like citrus fruits and greens, protect from sun damage.

In fact, a 12-week study of 60 women found that drinking green tea daily could reduce redness from sun exposure by up to 25%. Green Tea also improved the moisture, softness, and elasticity of their skin.

6. Carrots

Like most nutrient-dense vegetables, carrots are an incredible source of beta carotene. This carotenoid protects against sun radiation and free radicals that speed up signs of aging. Carrots also contain vitamin A, which have shown to reduce oil production in the skin and prevent acne.

7. EVOO

What's EVOO? It's Extra Virgin Olive Oil, one of the healthiest fats on earth! It lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease, and may be effective in fighting cancer—all common diseases associated with aging.

Olive oil may also help your skin look younger due to its strong anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. Additionally, nearly 73% of olive oil consists of monounsaturated fat, which is associated with increased skin elasticity and firmness!

Ready for those 3 Bonus Tips?

BONUS TIP 1 | Cut the sugar
Eating sugary foods and refined carbs stimulates oil production which leads to inflamed, irritated skin, and clogged pores. Try cinnamon as a flavorful sugar substitute or something natural like stevia.

BONUS TIP 2 | Choose the right skincare products
There's a serum for nearly everything! In fact, if you're not getting the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet, topical serums that have the same vitamins and minerals can help. Shop serums that promote healthy, glowing skin here!

BONUS TIP 3 | Stick to your healthy eating and skincare routines!!!
Consistency is key! It is not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives and helps us reach our goals. The results you see will highly depend on your discipline to stick to these healthy skin habits. 

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