Best foods for healthy skin

by Ossesso Blog on October 15, 2020

We always hear about nutrition, impacting our heart, brain, and other systems within our bodies. What about our beauty? Eating a healthy balanced diet is essential to have healthy skin.

What people eat affects the health and aging of their skin. Here we will look at some foods that will promote skin health and possibly reduce aging on the skin.

1. Avocados 

Healthy fats found in avocadoes benefit several bodily functions, including your skin. They keep the skin moist and flexible. According to a study carried out on over 700 Japanese women, a high intake of healthy fats was linked to more elastic skin.

Vitamin E, which is also found in avocados, protects your skin from oxidative damage. The effectiveness of vitamin E increases if you combine it with vitamin C. Vitamin C also contributes to collagen production, which keeps your skin firm and healthy.

Half an avocado supplies you with 14% of the daily value for vitamin E and 11% for vitamin C.

2. Sunflower seeds

We mention in many of our blogs for nutrition that nuts and seeds are great for your health. They are also great for your skin. Twenty-eight grams of sunflower seeds supply 49% of the daily recommended dose for vitamin E, 41% for selenium, 14% zinc, and 5.5 grams of protein.

3. Bell peppers

Bell peppers, whether red or yellow, give you a high supply of beta carotene, which your body can convert to vitamin A. 149 grams of red bell peppers give you 156% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin A and 211% of the DV for vitamin C.

Eating plenty of vitamin C reduces the risk of wrinkled and dry skin. So always look for food sources that are loaded with vitamin C.

4. Fatty Fish

Fatty fish are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids that are crucial in keeping your skin healthy. Fish like salmon, herring, and mackerel are examples of fatty fish. These food sources will keep the skin thick and moisturized. Moreover, it was shown that a deficiency in omega-3 could result in dry skin.

Fatty fish is also full of vitamin E, which is an essential antioxidant for your skin. Finally, zinc is also found in fish. Zinc regulates inflammation, skin health, and the production of new skin cells.

5. Green tea

Green tea contains catechins, which help keep your skin healthy in a couple of ways. Green tea is good at protecting your skin against UV rays from the sun.

Green tea moisturizes your skin and provides thickness and elasticity. Try to avoid drinking milk with your green tea, since it might counteract the green tea's antioxidant effect.

Healthy skin reflects your overall health, so it is essential to eat healthy foods. Keeping your skin healthy is not only possible with exercise but also with the foods mentioned above. A healthy dose of vitamins and minerals will make your skin look great.