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THE GOOD It probably won’t surprise you that foods considered healthy for your body are also beneficial for your skin. Fresh fruits and vegetables, and certain fats in fish, nuts, and seeds will go a long way towards a glowing complexion. Here’s the lowdown on the must-eat nutrients & foods to eat for healthy skin: FRUITS AND VEGGIES A key part of creating your own best diet for skin health, is consuming enough fruit and vegetables. Fruit and veggies contain many vitamins and minerals essential in nutrition for healthy skin. Here are some of the key nutrients & what they do, along with what foods to eat for good skin: Skin benefits of Vitamin A: There are many Vitamin A benefits for skin, such as:– Heals damaged skin– Moderates oil production and moisture levels– Improves hyperpigmentation– Stimulates collagen production– Prevents breakouts– Reduces the chance of certain kinds of skin cancer. Skin benefits of Vitamin C: Also known as ascorbic acid, there are many vitamin c benefits for skin contained in this powerful antioxidant:– Neutralizes free radicals– Repairs damaged skin cells (including UV damage)– Improves skin tone two ways: lightens hyperpigmentation and inhibits melanin production Red peppers: lots of Vitamin C Brussels sprouts: Vitamin C & antioxidantsBlueberries: Vitamin C and antioxidantsMangoes: Vitamins A, C, and B6, which is said to reduce excess oilCarrots: Beta carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A in your liverTomatoes: Lycopene, an antioxidant that helps fight UV damageSweet potatoes (with skin on): Beta carotene, magnesium (has anti-inflammatory agents) and fiber GOOD FATS (OILS, SEEDS, AND NUTS) Certain fatty acids are the building blocks of our body–including our skin. Good fats also help your body absorb essential nutrients like vitamins A, D, E and K. MONOUNSATURATED FATS What they do: Some monounsaturated fat benefits include helping the water level in the epidermis, and supply the ceramides (fatty acid compounds) that keep skin healthy and intact.There are many foods high in monounsaturated fat, and some excellent sources of monounsaturated fats include:Peanut oilCanola oilAvocadosMost nutsHigh-oleic safflower & sunflower oils.Olive oil is the king of the monounsaturated fat family–it also contains antioxidants, and modest amounts of Vitamins E and K.Studies show that women who eat more vegetables and olive oil have better skin protection against damage from UV exposure.  POLYUNSATURATED FATS There are two main types of polyunsaturated fats: omega-3 and omega-6. Many people are familiar with omega 3 benefits and the many fish oil benefits for health and skin.… weiterlesen

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