12th October, 2012 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 41 Comments
As you know what you put in your body plays a key role in the appearance of your skin. There are specific nutrients in the food you eat that help your skin look more beautiful.
Found in: carrots, dairy products, spinach, broccoli, fish oil, and salmon
Benefits: Encourages healthy cell turnover. Without enough vitamin A your skin will become dry and dull.
Vitamins C & E
Found in: vitamin C is found in tomatoes, papaya, citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and grapefruit.
Vitamin E is found in Broccoli, avocados, leafy green veggies, nuts, olive oil, sunflower seeds, and sweet potatoes.
Benefits: Both of these vitamins are powerful antioxidants that fight damage to your cells. They are also vital for collagen synthesis.
Found in: Eggs, grains, dairy products, beans, peas, nuts, fish, and meat
Benefits: Protein is a major building block within the skin and when broken down into amino acids is responsible for collagen construction and lubricating ceramides.
Found in: Egg yolks, bananas, lentils, cauliflower, brewer’s yeast, and salmon
Benefits: Biotin is a B vitamin that strengthens skin, hair, and nails.
Found in: Almonds, Brazil nuts, wheat germ, and turkey.
Benefits: Zinc is an anti-inflammatory mineral that soothes irritation and encourages cell regeneration.
Found in: Flaxseed oil, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, salmon, and sardines.
Benefits: Omega 3s are essential fatty acids that have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. They also help maintain cell membranes.
Found in: Dark berries, green tea, pomegranates, dark chocolate, red wine, artichokes, and beans.
Benefits: Antioxidants scavenge free radicals keeping them from damaging and destroying your skin cells.