Sunday, March 30, 2014

Forbes Living-Beauty Series Part II-The Foods You Eat

One of the best ways to improve the texture and look of your skin is through your diet. The way you look and feel has a lot to do with how you are eating and drinking. Forbes Living put together a list of a few foods that enhance the health of skin. If you are looking for more tips on what to eat for beauty as well as some other beauty tips go to

Forbes Living Shares Tips on What You Should Eat and Drink for Great Skin

Tropical Fruit-not only is tropical fruit delicious but it’s great for your skin. You should eat guava, pineapple, papaya, kiwi and other tropical fruits. Tropical fruit has vitamin C, which is a very powerful antioxidant. It also increases the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that keeps your skin firm.

Broccoli-this vegetable has vitamin C and E. Vitamin E protects your skin from UV radiation damage. Broccoli is a great side dish for a meal or a good nighttime snack.

Almonds-almonds have a lot of vitamin E. They also contain fatty acids that create healthy, beautiful and supple skin. You only need a small handful a day to reap the benefits. They are a good afternoon snack. Be careful how many you eat though because they are high in calories.

Whole Wheat-whole wheat pastas and breads contain a mineral called selenium. Selenium promotes elasticity and protects the skin from environmental damage.

Carrots-carrots help keep your skin vibrant and healthy. They are high in beta carotene, which is an antioxidant that changes into vitamin A. Vitamin A helps repair the skins tissue and protects the skin from the sun. When you cook carrots they have even more beta carotene.

Pumpkin Seeds-pumpkin seeds are a skin superfood. They are high in zinc, which protects your cell membranes and helps maintain collagen. You can eat them as a snack, on a salad or even on your morning oatmeal.

Fish-the best fish for your skin is salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel and anchovies. They all have omega-3 fatty acids, which protect the skin against sun damage, keep toxins out and help inflammation.
Water-water is very important for the health of your skin. It flushes toxins out of your body and keeps your organs functioning. Try to drink water an hour or so after you eat or take vitamins, because you don’t want to wash the nutrients out of your system before they have a chance to be absorbed.

One of the best ways to increase the beauty of your skin is to eat a well- balanced diet. Forbes Living TV suggests that you try adding a few of these foods into your diet on a regular basis. For more beauty tips go to 

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