Our doctor believes that healthy skin starts from within. Lifestyle choices and great skincare habits play a major part; however, a tri-color nutrient-rich diet is essential to get that glow. Spice up your diet! These four foods are surprisingly loaded with diverse nutrients, which super boost a radiant complexion from the inside out.
Grape Seed Extract for Antioxidants
For years we’ve been hearing about antioxidants and there’s a reason why! They fight free radicals and sun damage, generate cell growth, protect against cancer, and minimize wrinkles and age spots. Grape seeds loaded with antioxidants are the power players for healthy-looking skin.
Skin food: Whip up these vegan Sweet Balsamic Chickpea Cakes.
Eggs for Essential Fatty Acids
When it comes to a vibrant complexion, hydration is key. Healthy fats like Omega-3s and Omega-6s lock in moisture for a smoother, softer, more youthful complexion. Fatty acids also contain anti-inflammatory properties to decrease acne, redness and aid in sun protection.
Skin food: We love this vegetation Hippie Bowl recipe with fried egg.
Romaine Lettuce for Vitamins A & C
It’s no secret vitamins are essential to health. When it comes to your skin, Vitamins A & C are a must! Why? Not only do they reduce wrinkles and unclog pores through their cell turnover power, but they also reverse signs of damage while smoothing and toning your skin. Vitamin C also protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Skin food: Try this tasty Cucumber Salad with avocado dressing.
Crab for Zinc
Think of Zinc as our natural healer. This powerful mineral repairs tissue, accelerating our skin’s natural rebuilding process. It also reduces inflammation and balances sebum production, helping to control oil and fight acne.
Skin food: From our friend nutritionist Tess Ward, try her Itsu-style, Crab and Scallop Sushi Bowl.