Foods For Healthy Skin

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If we are aiming for a healthier body, we should also aim for a healthier skin especially that age can been seen on the skin. No one wants to look old, but we can grow old but still look young. The secret is how to take care and maintain a healthy youthfu

The skin is the body's largest organ, serving as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection. The skin on the face is the most sensitive one; it ages faster than other parts of the body.

What we eat affects how we look. Make sure that you are eating the right foods that make your skin healthy. Here’s a list of foods that keeps your skin well hydrated, young and beautiful.

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1. Water

It keeps the skin hydrated, in good shape; improves circulation and blood flow keeping your skin glowing; helps cells take up nutrients and flush out toxins, and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Drinking 8-12 glasses of water a day is recommended.

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2. Selenium-rich Foods

Selenium is a trace mineral that may help protect skin cells from free radical damage. It nourishes and extends the skin’s youthful appearance. Improves various skin problems and overall skin health.

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Sources of selenium are:

• Brazil nuts

• Button mushrooms

• Shrimp

• Lamb

• Fish such as snapper, cod, halibut, tuna, and salmon

• Cooked beef,

• Light turkey meat

• Oysters

• Sardines

• Crab

• Whole-wheat pasta

3. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant made naturally in your body. It helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are one of the causes of aging. Under perfect conditions, the body can produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, various factors, such as aging, stress and some medications can lower the levels of CoQ10 in the body. As a result, the ability of cells to withstand stress and regenerate declines. Eating foods rich in CoQ10 can increase its levels in the body keeping it healthy and beautiful.

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Sources of CoQ10:

• Oily fish such as salmon and tuna

• Organ meats such as liver

• Whole grains

4. Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that prevent or slow down the damage done to cells by free radicals. This damage contributes to signs of aging, such as wrinkles and dry skin.

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5. Vitamin E-rich Foods

Vitamin E is another antioxidant that may help shield your skin from damage done by the sun. It has the ability to regulate vitamin A in the body, which itself is important for healthy skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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Vitamin E is found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, olives, spinach, asparagus, olives, and leafy greens in small amounts.

6. Foods Rich in Essential fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids such as omega-3s and omega-6s help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, keeping dry skin and blemishes at bay. They are necessary fats that help leave skin smoother and younger-looking.

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Sources of essential fatty acids are:

• Olive and canola oils

• Flax and walnuts

• Cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines, and mackerel

7. Green Tea

Green tea helps to stop inflammation, slow DNA damage, and can help prevent the sun from burning your skin.

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If we are aiming for a healthier body, we should also aim for a healthier skin especially that age can been seen on the skin. No one wants to look old, but we can grow old but still look young. The secret is how to take care and maintain a healthy youthful skin.

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