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Today I am sharing with you five foodie tips to help you get beautiful, clear, glowing skin! I love any beauty regime that requires me eating food so I thought this would be a fun little post to do! A good skin care regime starts from the inside, so here are a few foods you can add to your diet that have amazing skin benefits!
5 Foods For Gorgeous Skin
“Chocolate? Are you serious Elizabeth?” Yep! And yes, I was excited when I discovered this also. Chocolate, or in particular raw cacao, contains anti-aging antioxidants called flavonoids, which fight free radicals to protect your skin from UV damage and prevent the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discolorations. A couple squares a day to keep bad skin at bay? Yes please! (Do not eat a whole giant bar, but a couple of squares a day will do no harm!) Or better yet, get raw cacao powder and add it in to smoothies and meals for a chocolate flavour and glowing skin!
Flaxseed is so easy to add in your diet and it is very high in omega 3. Eating more omega-3 fatty acids can help tame inflammation and improve acne breakouts. It is also really high in fibre and is an overall superfood. I like to sprinkle it on porridge in the morning! Flaxseed also contains Phyto-estrogens. These are natural chemicals found in plant foods (phyto meaning plant). They have a similar structure to the female sex hormone oestrogen and have been found to help keep our natural hormones in balance which is very beneficial for hormonal acne.
Deficiencies in minerals such as zinc and selenium have been noticed in some of those who suffer skin issues such as acne and breakouts. Brazil Nuts are a great source of selenium and so easy to find in all super markets. Selenium helps to actively increase the number of infection-fighting white blood cells in the body and strengthens their fighting power. They also contain vitamin E, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium and iron which are all essential to skin health and repair.
Tomatoes are another common food which is high in selenium and Vitamin E and C. Tomatoes are very cheap and can be added in to a whole host of dishes. The most benefits are produced when you eat them raw in a salad, or even on their own!
Great for sufferers of dry skin, avocados are high in Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which act as a natural moisturiser for the skin, helping to keep it supple and soft. Avocados can also be mashed and used as a face mask to get instant glowy looking skin!
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