“You are what you eat” – you’ve heard that phrase so many times that it has probably lost all meaning to you. As much of a cliché as it is, the foods you put into your body really do impact how you feel and look.
That’s certainly true when it comes to skin health. You can’t sit around all day eating French fries and then wonder why you don’t have that movie star glow! However, there are some foods that you can easily add to your diet that really will make a difference.
Keep reading to learn more about the top foods for healthier skin.
Walnuts are very high in essential omega-3 fatty acids, which helps give you the appearance of softer and more supple-looking skin. They’re also packed with copper, and that can help boost collagen production, which can in turn provide a fuller appearance to the skin.
Add walnuts to your diet by putting them in fresh salads or just eating them as a snack. Just don’t eat them by the shovelful as they’re high in fat, even if it is the beneficial kind of fat.
Dark chocolate is delicious and everybody already knows that. Even if you can’t go for the stuff that you see in all the stores these days, chocolate with at least cacao can really work wonders for how you look.
That’s because dark chocolate provides hydration to cells and high levels of flavonols, a type of antioxidant that can firm and tighten skin. The small amounts of caffeine that you commonly find in dark chocolate can also decrease puffiness. That’s something almost all of us could benefit from!
Dark chocolate makes an excellent after dinner treat or snack when eaten in moderation. Look for varieties that are dairy-free and contain lower levels of sugar when comparing different brands.
Nuts and dark chocolate are common foods that most people have heard about in terms of their health and appearance, but the inclusion of kidney beans on this list will likely surprise a whole lot of people out there.
What’s different about kidney beans is that they’re not packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, or good fats. They’re high in zinc, which has been shown to reduce blemishes and decrease acne.
Don’t rub kidney beans on your face, but do try making them part of your regular diet.
Yogurt makes an excellent breakfast food and snack with some fresh berries mixed in, but most people don’t know how good it can be for your skin. What’s really beneficial in yogurt is all of the protein that you get in each bite, which can give your skin a firmer appearance and help keep little problems like fine lines and crow’s feet at bay.
Eating yogurt regularly can also help to smooth your complexion. Just a single serving a day can keep the doctor – your dermatologist – away.
Sunflower seeds might be fun to eat at that ball game, but it turns out they’re also beneficial for your skin. Loaded with vitamin E, sunflower seeds can keep sun damage from becoming a problem while providing essential moisture that your body needs.
Try sunflower seeds as a midday snack. They’re nutritious and their small size will likely help you from getting carried away and eating a little too much before your next meal.
Contact Catered Fit to learn more about foods that can help you get glowing, healthy skin without sacrificing everything you love. From diet plans for athletes, to executives and busy moms, Catered Fit can help you eat well for your lifestyle without spending hours in the kitchen.