June 18, 2012

6 foods that are good for your skin

1. Avocados: Avocados are filled with essential oils and B vitamins that will nourish your skin. One specific B-complex vitamin is Niacin which is an inflammatory that soothes the skin. Avocados have 27% of your daily need of Niacin.
2. Mangoes: Mangoes are full of Vitamin A which repairs skin cells. If you have a deficiency in Vitamin A, you are likely to have dry, flaky skin. Bonus: Mangoes only have 70 calories per serving!
3. Almonds: Almonds are amazing for your skin since it is abundant with Vitamin E. In fact it has 150% of your daily need for Vitamin E. Vitamin E helps moisturize dry skin and it’s antioxidants protect against both skin damage and aging.
4. Cottage Cheese: Although Cottage cheese is filled with diary which is an essential need for humans. Selenium, not calcium is why we love Cottage Cheese for the face. Selenium like Vitamin E protects against skin damage and aging. But it also helps prevent Skin cancer and fights dandruff.
5. Acerola Cherries: These are not your regular cherries as these contain 100% of your daily need for Vitamin C. Since Vitamin C is an antioxidant it fights against skin damage and wrinkles. But Vitamin C also helps produce collagen which is the structural protein of your skin.
6. Oysters: Oysters are delicious to taste but they are also filled with Zinc. Zinc helps with the production of elasticity.
7. Baked Potato: Have a craving for french fries? Put those down and eat one baked potato. One baked potato will give you your daily need for copper which combined with Zinc and Vitamin C makes sure your skin stays healthy.
8. Mushrooms: Put down your concealer there is a natural solution that could help your blemishes. Mushrooms are abundant with Riboflavin(Vitamin B2) which helps improve skin blemishes.
9. Flaxseed Oil: For all non fish lovers out there rejoice! We all know that Omega3’s are great for the skin but did you know that Flaxseed does too?

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