15 Super foods to improve skin
Slow down the skins ageing process by paying attention to what you eat now in early life for greater looking skin in later life!
Here are 15 Super foods to improve your skins appearance!
Oats or good old-fashioned porridge is number one for the skin.
Although not the nicest of food for many, oats is a super food and slow releasing carbohydrates/energy throughout the day.
The benefits of eating oats
Wild oats have been used for thousands of years going back as far as Egyptian times for the beautification of skin. Even ancient Romans and Greeks used oat baths to heal skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Even mothers from Victorian times would place a bag of rolled oats in the bath to assist with their children’s skin conditions.
Oats are considered superb for enhancing the colour and tone condition of the skin and help reduce aging and improve its natural glow.
Oats are rich in beta-glucan fiber which is renowned for lowering bad levels of cholesterol.
It is reported that oats soak up bad cholesterol or bad fats floating around within your system.
Just one bowl a day around 75g is ideal.
There are hundreds of documented studies available to prove the benefits of oats especially on skin.
All bodybuilders eat oats at the start of the day and even before bedtime because of the excellent source of carbohydrates and good nutrition. Oats are also eaten by most athletes both professionals and amateurs in all levels of sports as a must.
Oats are one of the only natural and pure cereals available and also considered a good brain food along with fish and fish oils.
Oats help to reduce hunger and balance out sugar levels and reduce free radicals in the system.
Oats help to increase your immune system and defences against attack from infection such as colds, bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
Oats helps to maintain good eyesight.
Reports on the reduction and risks of type II diabetes are promising.
Oats may improve on sensitivity to insulin.
Oats helps to reduce, stabilise and control blood pressure.
Although not everyone is preferred choice of vegetable, spinach is high in lutein which is
good for bright eyes along with calcium, magnesium and iron.
Spinach is a good source of vitamins B, C and E along with Omega three fatty acids.
Creamy rich and delicious with plenty of good monounsaturated fats which is essential for good skin nails and hair. Don’t underestimate this one!
Walnuts are high in vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids which is required for sparkling eyes, improved skin and healthy hair. Just add some to your oat cereal each morning.
Sweet potatoes help to protect your skin from the things which are damaging it now. Good for hair and high in vitamins A, C and E and high beta carotene.
Along with cranberries, blueberries have been ranked number one for antioxidants. Blueberries are ideal for slowing down the skin’s ageing process.
Good for mental focus and concentration and also ideal for skin and hair and contain vitamin D and selenium which will help to protect your skin from sun damage.
Oyster’s – if you like swallowing snot! Yuk! Very high in zinc which assists in the renewal process of skin cells and enhances nails, hair and eyes. If you can stomach them then eat oysters once a week at least.
Italians swear by them and Italians have one of the most beautiful skins in the world, do they not? Tomatoes contain one of the highest sources of the antioxidants lycopene which is great for anti-ageing or slowing down the ageing process of skin.
Kale is considered one of the super foods of the world and is high in minerals and vitamins as well as omega-3 fatty acids and is an excellent source of an alternative green vegetable. Along with wheat grass, Kale is considered one of the best health foods of the world.
Yoghurt is high in calcium which is good for shiny glowing skin and also helps with hair. Yoghurt is also renowned for assisting with skin problems such as dandruff and acne. Just make sure it’s natural Greek yoghurt and isn’t loaded with fat and sugar.
Pomegranates are the UV-exposure shield for skin, high in antioxidants and lowers cholesterol. Helps to strengthen collagen and reduces collagen breakdown which can be caused by UVB rays.
Kiwis are high in vitamins C and also antioxidants and assists with the tightening of the skin to reduce or prevent wrinkles and is good for teeth and bones.
Dark chocolate helps to keep the skin hydrated and helps protect from sun damage.
Please don’t confuse dark chocolate with ordinary sweet chocolate as an excuse to eat it.
Although not to everyone’s taste, dark chocolate is high in antioxidants and is good for the skin.
Pumpkin is high in vitamins a and omega-3 and contains zinc within its seeds which is an enzyme that helps within the collagen structure, the skins support system.
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