How To Eat and Drink Your Way to Healthy Skin

How to Eat and Drink Your Way to Healthy Skin

How To Eat And Drink Your Way To Healthy Skin

Skin is the body’s largest organ. As such, its integrity is essential to good health. When our skin’s health is impacted by environmental toxins, chemicals, malnutrition and other factors, it shows. Maintaining healthy, beautiful skin takes takes a little work, but it can reap real dividends.

So how can we eat and drink our way to healthy skin? Below is a list of foods that can go a long way towards maintaining supple, healthy skin.

Of course, it goes without saying that buying organic whenever possible will help minimize the accumulation of pesticides in the body. It’s great to know that you really can eat (and drink) your way to better skin.

References:
BBE article on eating your way to fabulous skin
Eat This article on foods for better health

Green Tea
Rich in polyphenols, green tea's antioxidants can help minimize environmental damage. Drink with some lemon for maximum efficacy.
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Olive Oil
Organic cold-pressed olive oil is a powerhouse, containing vitamins A and E and squalene, which makes it good for nourishing skin and hair. Polyunsaturated fat also helps lower bad cholesterol.
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Berries
Aside from their health benefits, berries are high in antioxidants like anthocyanins and vitamin C. They're also shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
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Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are rich in vitamin E, protein and essential minerals like selenium, magnesium and zinc. Essential fatty acids like omega-3s help keep skin supple. They're a satisfying and versatile snack.
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Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits offer soluble fiber, vitamin C - a natural skin brightener - and antioxidants to minimize free radical cell damage.
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