10 Foods To Eat For Gorgeous, Healthy Skin

Because you are what you eat.....

About 75% of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids. Olives also help strengthen connective tissues, improve skin tone and protect against UV radiation. They are a rich source of vitamins A and E, both of which protect the oils on the surface of your skin from free-radical damage. Extra virgin olive oil is also rich in squalane, an key ingredient in many  skincare products. Squalane absorbs easily into the skin and keeps skin moisturized. Used topically on the skin, olive oil repairs cells, protects against damage and soothes and rejuvenates the skin.
How to eat: cook with it, use as a salad dressing, or simple drink a teaspoon or two every morning. 

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which promotes collagen production to keep the skin firm and taut. They also contain lycopene (red pigment) that stimulates skin circulation.
How to eat: When slightly cooked, your body absorbs more of their lycopene.

Avocados are known to be a great source of vitamin E, which boosts the skin’s vitality and luminosity. Avocados also stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, which improves its tone and texture, and improves the skin’s ability to keep itself moisturized. A good portion is half of an avocado!
How to eat: Add to your smoothies, make fresh guacamole, avocado toast, add to salads.

Antioxidants like vitamins A, B complex, C, E, and K all help to add luminosity to the skin and to revive damaged tissue, while omega 3 fatty acids, calcium and folate support the healing process and aid the proper function of skin cells.
How to eat: Raw or slightly steamed. Heat deactivates many of broccoli's nutrients. 

Artichoke is frequently used as an herbal remedy in creams and cosmetics because of their high antioxidant potency. Eat these bad boys regularly for healthier skin and improved skin luminosity.
How to eat: Peel and steam for 20-25 minutes.

It’s one of the best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that absorb and neutralize the free radicals created by UV light that cause sun damage, wrinkles and dark spots. Just one cup gives you 134% and 133% of your daily value of vitamin C and A, which firms the skin!
How to eat: Juice it, add it smoothies or salads.

In the Ningxia Hui region of Northern China where goji berries are grown and eaten on a daily basis, there are 16 times as many people over the age of 100 as in the rest of the country. Enough said. But just in case you need more….Goji berries have been used since ancient times in China to improve skin texture. They are seriously packed with vitamin C, minerals, amino acids, carotenoids, and polysaccharides, all things that do everything from support collagen production to protect your skin’s elasticity.
How to eat: Raw, dried, or put a handful in a cup of hot water and let them sit for 10 minutes and sip the tea. 

The Burdock herb contains high levels of calcium, potassium and magnesium, all of which are essential nutrients the body uses to support healthy skin. It also will help tackle acne with its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
How to eat: Drink burdock tea!

It’s the only type of nut that contains a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which help slow down the aging process and restore moisture to dry skin. Omega 3’s also help reduce inflammation underneath the skin’s surface, which helps with acne. 
How to eat: A good portion is 

Consuming a good amount of vitamin C has been associated with less dryness and wrinkles. Vitamin C stimulates collagen, which keeps the skin firm and taught and smoothes fine lines, and this little green guy is packed with nearly 120% of your daily needs!
How to eat: Just eat it! 

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