In honor of answering some of your questions via Twitter, I’m going to make a quick list of foods that you should Absolutely consume to help in your mission for gorgeous radiant skin. Regardless of what your specific skin concerns may be, there is a short list of power foods that are consistently on every dermatologist’s list. These super good for you foods can help reduce inflammation, combat aging and even prevent skin cancer.
1-ANTIOXIDANTS in the forms of Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries & Plums, these 4 specific fruits rate the highest in antioxidants, which protect your skin from being attacked by those nasty free radicals we are exposed to daily (sun, pollution, et).
2-OMEGA 3 in the form of SALMON, Walnuts & FlaxSeed. Chock full of essential fatty acids, salmon, walnuts and flax seed are powerful for both skin & BRAIN! Omega 3’s are a major resource in keeping your skin supple & glowing.
3-GREEN TEA is your skins best friend – its polyphenols combat damage from ultra violet rays and is brimming with Vitamin C & Zinc. Plus this little magnificent bonus; green tea is full of something called ECGC, which is an antioxidant known for helping speed up your metabolism.
4-LOW FAT DAIRY – Full of Vitamin A. The A in low fat dairy is easy for your body to absorb, allowing you to see results sooner. In addition Low Fat Dairy also contains ACIDOPHILUS, aka healthy bacteria, that helps keep your digestive track normal.
5-Water/H2O/Agua – Clean, filtered, spring, distilled water – not water in sugary beverages. Try and consume at least half your body weight in oz. (i.e. 150lb female should try and consume 75oz a day) It may seem like a lot, but it has been know to help hair, skin, and nails stay hydrated.
Obviously any foods that are NATURAL, WHOLE FOODS from the earth are full of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for overall well being. But as we continue to learn about all of them, let’s start with these top rated choices.
Try these tiny tricks: Switch your afternoon or am coffee for green tea. Add blueberries to your morning cereal, oatmeal or Low Fat Yogurt. Eat 2 servings of baked or raw salmon a week. Sprinkle Walnuts in your dinner or lunch salad. Since I don’t eat dairy, I personally take Power-Dophilus pills that I find in the refrigerator section at Whole Foods and get my Vitamin A from Spinach and Sweet Potatoes.
Now Look at that. Healthy body, healthy heart, healthy skin. Stress, poor diet, the sun, et take a terrible toll on our bodies. Let’s take control by adding small daily changes to keep ourselves in fighting form.
For More Detailed Information on the items listed above: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/skin-food