Ten nourishing foods for your skin

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Ten nourishing foods for your skin

  1. 1. There is no better way to nourish your skin than having a balanced diet as it can protect you from all kind of health problems. It not only safeguards you against many diseases but also protects your beautiful assets such as hair and skin. If you wish to be shielded from the ravages of the environment, time, and even cancer, then you must have the right vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, fish, teas, and chocolates. It will let you combat all types of skin problems ranging from pimples to wrinkles. What you need to do for this is just to have a quick view of the list given below. It will give you a new rejuvenated look and you can even amuse yourself to see the baffling security persons matching your ID again and again! Almonds Action: Protection of skin from sunrays A rich source of vitamin E, almonds help in controlling the damages caused by sunrays. To support the fact, following study result can be stated: Volunteers who consumed 14 milligrams of the vitamin per day and then exposed to UV light burned less than those
  2. 2. who took none. Vitamin E is an antioxidant also, so it keeps away dangerous free radicals from your arteries. Flaxseeds Action: Fighting wrinkles Rich in omega-3 fatty acids they help in treading away those fine lines. According to The British Journal of Nutrition, the participants in a study who downed about half a teaspoon of omega-3s in 6 weeks experienced significantly less irritation and redness and also acknowledged better- hydration of skin. Salmon is another omega king. Cooked Tomatoes Action: Protection from UV rays Tomato derives it red color from lycopene, which helps in eliminating free radicals caused by ultraviolet rays. Cooked tomatoes are a concentrated source of lycopene, so tomato sauce, tomato paste, and even ketchup is packed with protection ingredients. Lycopene- rich watermelon also serves the same purpose.
  3. 3. Sweet Potatoes Action: Combat wrinkle problems Rich in vitamin C, it stimulates the production of collagen, which reduces wrinkles. In a study, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that volunteers who consumed 4 milligrams of vitamin C daily for 3 years decreased the appearance of wrinkles by 11 percent. Other sources of vitamin C are papaya and carrot. Spinach Action: Protects against cancer International Journal of Cancer published a study, which said that people who consume lots of green leafy vegetables had half the number of skin tumors over 11 years than those who ate less. Folate present in these vegetables may reduce the likelihood of cancer-cell growth.
  4. 4. Safflower Oil Actions: Provides natural moisture to the skin It is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which is the ultimate moisturizer for people suffering from dry, flaky, or itchy skin. It has been established by scientists that this oil may also help those who are suffering from sever conditions such as eczema. It keeps the cell walls supple and allows water to penetrate the epidermis wall. Canned Tuna Action: Tightening of sagged skin Selenium is the nutrient that helps in preserving elastin, a protein responsible for keeping the skin smooth and tight. It’s an antioxidant and is also believed to buffer against the sun. Carrots Actions: Fight blemishes Carrot is a wonder food good for the eyes, for clearing up breakouts and nourishment of skin.
  5. 5. The reason for its magical powers is just plenty of vitamin A, which prevents overproduction of cells in the skin's outer layer and results in fewer dead cells to combine with sebum and clog pores. Vitamin A also reduces the development of skin-cancer cells. Green Tea Actions: Protects against cancer Green tea releases an antioxidant, catechin, with is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anticancer reagent. It has been established through some studies that it prevents skin cancer and also reverses the effects of sun damage by neutralizing the changes that appear in sun-exposed skin. So drinking 2 to 6 cups a day is advisable (Drink it while it's hot as its antioxidants degrade with cooling). Dark Chocolate Action: Sun blocking Dark chocolates contain an antioxidant called flavonols, which reduce roughness in the skin and provide protection against sun. The Journal of Nutrition establishes in a study that
  6. 6. women who drank cocoa fortified with lots of flavonols had better skin texture and stronger resistance to UV rays than those who drank significantly fewer flavonols.

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