Increase Your Skin Health With These Surprising Foods
At this stage in health history it is clear that diet can have a significant impact on health.
This impact may go beyond chronic disease and weight loss and reaches even the seemingly smallest aspects of health, including skin health.*
For many, skin health is a source of frustration and defeat. After years of time and money spent, many people are left with the same skin issues they had when they began their journey for better health in this area. Because diet may impact every organ and the skin is the largest organ in the body, it is no surprise that diet may be the missing link to better skin health.*
Foods for Healthy Skin
Certain dietary patterns may help improve skin health. To make is simple and easy to integrate we’ll look at a few common foods that are ideal for improving the health of your skin.
Skin flexibility and moisture is an important characteristic to skin looking and feeling beautiful. Healthy fats, especially essential fatty acids like Omega-3, may provide the skin with beautifying elements. Avocados are rich in these fatty acids and more.
A study of over 700 women found those who ate a diet high in healthy fats, like those contained in avocados, had more flexible and supple skin. Avocados are easy and versatile to integrate into the diet and are even thought to help provide other nutrients which can protect the skin from UV damage which can lead to wrinkle and further skin damage.*
As with avocados, fatty fish also contain omega-3 fatty acids, more in fact. A diet high in fatty fish like herring, salmon, and mackerel is known to help the skin stay thick which makes it more likely to avoid wrinkles and other marks of aging.*
Fatty fish also contains vitamin E which can act as an antioxidant in the body. Antioxidants may work to reduce free radical damage to the body’s cells and inflammation. Both of these cause damage to the skin’s health.*
Carotenoids and beta-carotene act as a natural sunblock for the skin and just a half cup of sweet potatoes may provide enough to be converted to four times the amount of vitamin A recommended. These nutrients can act as antioxidants in the body as well and help to prevent cell death and dry skin.*
This versatile vegetable contains a fair amount of lutein which may protect the skin from oxidative damage.* Oxidative damage might cause skin dryness which can lead to wrinkles and clear signs of aging.* Broccoli also contains a compound known as sulforaphane which may offer further skin protection from UV rays.* Research has shown sulforaphane is able to reduce the amount of skin cells killed by UV rays by up to 29 percent. Further evidence showed it may be able to provide lasting protection up to 48 hours and helps to maintain the skin’s collagen levels.*
For the sweet enthusiast, there is a food-type that can tame your sweet tooth while also helping improve skin health. Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants and those antioxidants that are unique to this food type are known to aid in UV protection.* A study found that 20 grams of dark chocolate can provide a form of antioxidants that may be able to help the skin withstand UV rays at a significantly high rate.*
This popular beverage contains compounds known as catechins which are known to help improve skin health and offer protection. They can act as antioxidants to help provide added protection for the skin.* A 12-week study was conducted looking at 60 women and the effects of green tea on skin health. The study showed the compounds found in green tea were able to help reduce the amount of redness experienced from the sun by up to 25 percent.*
Skin accounts for about 15% of your body weight.
Did you know? The average person has about 300 million skin cells.
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Final Thoughts on Diet and Skin Health
Essential vitamins and nutrients may be the answer to better skin health. The term antioxidants has been mentioned several times in regard to foods and skin health. The antioxidant variety contained in each of these foods may make this a good list of foods to consider integrating into your diet rather than focusing on just one or two of the items. If the list feels insurmountable consider integrating just a couple of the items at a time and working your way up to all and more!