5 Foods for Beautiful Skin

5 great healthy foods that not only protect your skin by boosting your immunity can also ward off wrinkles, nourish your skin and keep you looking younger!

Strawberries:

Eating more vitamin C-rich foods may help to ward off wrinkles and age related dryness. Vitamin C’s skin smoothing effects may be due to its ability to mop up free radicals produced by ultraviolet rays and also its role in collagen synthesis. Vitamin C can also protect skin cells by promoting the repair of damaged skin cells. So think strawberries the next time you get a salad, sandwich or bagel…. they can be added to anything!

Coffee

Who knew caffeine in coffee would get a pat on the back for preventing anything other than the jitters… but research suggests caffeine in coffee and tea seems to lower the risk of skin cancer. Caffeine seems to inhibit the formation of skin tumors. Caffeine basically kills precancerous and ultravoilet-damaged skin cells by blocking a protein that they need to divide. Not a reason to drink more coffee or start; just a good reason to enjoy a little benefit from it if you do already drink it!

Tomatoes

So we all know consuming more lycopene- the carotenoid that makes some foods their color may help make your skin smooth and protect it from a sunburn right?! 😉 Well, Just another reason to eat your veggies if you want great skin. Supplements where not found to be as effective as the real deal fruit and vegetables. So, even though short cuts may be nice, eating healthy foods will help your skin stay younger and rejuvenate itself more effectively.

Edamame

Edamame is packed with isoflavones. Being that isoflavones help prevent collagen breakdown, that sounds like a good thing to me! Just another reason to pop these cute little green pods into your lifestyle and diets.

Salmon

Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Omegas help to prevent the inflammatory compounds that can promote tumor growth. Eating Fish isn’t for everyone, but if you find you do like it make it a staple in your everyday healthy food dinners.


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