The Best Diet for Healthy Skin

Healthy food choices not only keep your body slim and healthy, but play a significant role in the appearance of your skin. Here are some foods that will keep your skin soft, supple and glowing with good health.

Coffee: Did you know that drinking coffee every day can reduce your risk of melanoma which is a form of skin cancer? It also protects against premature aging of skin and reduces dark circles around the eyes. So, go ahead and enjoy your morning cup of coffee as part of your morning skin care routine.

Eggs: The protein content of the eggs helps your body generate new skin cells. Eggs also contain vitamin A and vitamin D which are essential for healthy skin.

Tomatoes: According to a study performed in the UK, consumption of tomatoes help protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. However, please note it is not a replacement for sunscreen!!

Oatmeal:  The proteins in oatmeal help in maintaining a natural barrier that protects your skin from the action of harsh chemicals.

Sardines & Salmon: These fish contain fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is one of the root causes of acne. Eating more of these fish will help prevent acne and keep your skin smooth as silk.

Green Tea: In addition to helping you unwind and relax, green tea also boosts blood flow and oxygen supply to your skin.

Pumpkin: Half a cup of baked pumpkin will give you nearly 400% of your daily requirement of vitamin A, which will keep your skin smooth, soft, and free of wrinkles.

Carrots: These vegetables have a high amount of carotenoid which gives your skin a natural radiant glow.

Water: Apart from hydrating your skin, making it look plumper and reducing wrinkle lines, water has zero calories and no sugar. The sugars found in sodas and juices can cause major skin problems. Drink at least 8 glasses of water to flush out the toxins from your skin.

Dark Chocolate: Yes, dark chocolate is good for your skin. This sweet treat has antioxidant properties which help keep your skin hydrated and improves circulation.  Stick to a 25-gm portion of dark chocolate once a day for better skin without adding too many calories.

All these foods are readily available and can be easily included into your diet to achieve flawless, healthy skin from the inside out.