The best foods for your skin


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Most people really like eating: it is one of the pleasures in life. And although everyone wants to have good complexion and to feel pleased about his/her reflection in the mirror, not all of them realize what impact food has on their skin.

Too much prepackaged or junk food will not only increase your weight (and your skin elasticity will be affected), but it will also give your skin and hair a dull, lifeless aspect.

If you want to avoid this, you have to take good care of what you are eating. The best foods for your skin have to include the following:

  1. antioxidants

Vitamin A, vital for hair and eyes, helps the skin remain supple. It can be found in dairy-produces, eggs and oil fish.

Vitamin B complex helps the skin metabolism by releasing energy from food. Best sources for it are red meat, poultry, oily fish, soya beans, wheatgerm, bananas, breakfast cereals.

Vitamin C has a main role in collagen production. If you smoke too much, if you have prolonged sun exposure sessions, then you have to make sure that you have in your diet products rich in vitamin C: peppers, potatoes, peas, kiwi fruit, strawberries and tomatoes.

Vitamin E works well with selenium to prevent the damage made by free radicals. Nuts, seeds, wheatgerm, wholegrains, avocados and sweet potatoes are rich in it.

Iron is found in liver, red meat, seafood, eggs. When there is a lack of iron in the organism, the skin is pale and circles under the eyes can formed.

Zinc accelerate healing and when there is a deficiency of zinc dandruff can appear, the complexion is pale, white spots on the nails can be seen. Nuts, mushrooms, seafood, red meat, turkey, eggs, cheese are rich in Zinc. 

  1. Essential Fatty Acids

Our body cannot produce Omega-3 and Omega-6 (the two classes of Essential Fatty Acids  - EFAs) so you have to gain them by a proper nourishment (sardines, tuna and salmon, soya beans, nuts, sesame,  walnut).
And while you are trying to eat the best foods for your skin, don't forget to drink plenty of water, reduce the alcohol, rest/sleep enough and exercise your body as often as you can. Maybe it seems hard at the beginning, but once you get used to such a diet, you'll see that all your efforts are worth the final result: a good complexion, a vivid, brighten skin.

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