Top 10 Foods For Healthy, Radiant Skin

"Trying to get that glowing look without dropping a gwap-load on skincare products? "

Trying to get that glowing look without dropping a gwap-load on skincare products? The key to healthy skin isn’t an expensive regimen of creams and facials, it’s in the food you eat. If you’re wanting to achieve that radiant glow, try including some of the following 10 foods in your daily diet.

Here then are the top 10 foods for healthy skin, plus a description of how and why they work to help get your glow on:

  1. Watermelon

When it comes to skincare, watermelon is both sun protector and cancer fighter. While keeping you safe from cancer isn’t going to give your skin any added glow, it’s definitely something you should keep under consideration when grocery shopping. But as luck would have it, this juicy fruit will in fact help clear your zits, improve the elasticity of your skin and keep it smooth. Since all of these are important elements of a healthy looking visage, we recommend adding watermelon to your next shopping list.

  1. Oranges

Oranges and other citrus fruits are recommended for fighting and preventing wrinkles by dieticians worldwide. This tart and sweet fruit is known for its toning abilities. As you most likely know, oranges are jam-packed with Vitamin C, which works to improve the colour and feel of your skin. As an added bonus, oranges help restore collagen, fighting early signs of aging and firming the skin.

  1. Blueberries

Blueberries act as both a renewer and a tightener when it comes to your skin. Both healthy and scrumptious, this fruit is high in antioxidants, fiber, Vitamins A and C, plus low in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Additionally, these bomb-tastic berries help fight acne and blotchy skin, leaving you with healthily glowing skin.

  1. Spinach

Dark green leafy vegetables, and spinach in particular, are rich in both antioxidants and nutrients. Spinach is chock-full of lutein, which helps to keep your eyes sparkling and white. This healthy veggie is also an excellent source of Vitamins B, E, and C, not to mention potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and omega-3s. So swap your iceberg lettuce for Popeye’s favourite snack and watch the wonders it works on your skin.

  1. Kiwis

Kiwis are firmly in the firming category when it comes to skincare. This sweet and sour fruit helps prevent wrinkles and also keeps your bones and teeth strong at the same time. A great addition to a healthy diet, kiwis are also antioxidant-rich, helping to protect you from cancer-causing free radicals.

  1. Dark Chocolate

Go on, treat yourself o a few pieces of chocolate here and there. This may be surprising to you, but dark chocolate that is minimum 60% cocoa and has a high level of flavonols helps hydrate your skin. Additionally, it also protects your skin from wrinkle-causing sun damage.

  1. Salmon

Salmon’s proven benefits include moisturizing skin to keep it looking radiant and glowing. Extremely rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon reduces the body’s production of inflammatory substances, thereby nourishing the skin. Adding salmon to your diet will help unclog your pores, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and leave your skin looking clean and clear.

  1. Berries

While blueberries got a mention earlier in the list, it’s worth stating that all berries (and in particular strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries) are awesome in achieving a healthy radiance. Like citrus fruits, these guys are high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant, keeping up the collagen levels in your skin. The anthocyanins and quercetin these berries contain naturally reduce inflammation and act as toners for your skin.

  1. Avocados

Avocados are great overall quality enhancers for the skin, preventing blemishes and contributing to smoothness. This much-loved fruit is high in Vitamins D, E and A, which combine to help prevent signs of aging. Avocados are also a mineral-rich fruit, particularly high in iron and copper. These minerals fight free radicals, therefore banishing signs of aging along with them. As if that wasn’t enough reason to blend an avocado into your next smoothie, it will also help promote skin elasticity and healthy pigmentation.

  1. Eggs

Eggs help your skin to repair its tissue and the compounds in eggs help prevent acne outbreaks. These breakfast and go-to recipe items are high in copper, selenium, and Vitamin A. Selenium fends off infections of the skin, Vitamin A can prevent the abnormal clumping that leads to skin tags and such, while copper helps with skin elasticity. Three great reasons to include eggs as part of your complete breakfast.