Nutrition is important for health. An unhealthy diet can damage your metabolism, cause weight gain and even hurt organs, such as your heart and liver. But what you eat also impacts another organ — your skin. It is necessary to take care of your skin, and put in the effort to do so.
Let’s have a look at some super food which are beneficial for skin!
Walnuts are a good source of essential fats, zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C, selenium and protein — all of which are nutrients your skin needs to stay healthy.
In general, nuts and seeds are good sources of skin-boosting nutrients. Sunflower seeds are an excellent example. One ounce of sunflower seeds packs 37% of the RDI for vitamin E, 32% of the RDI for selenium, 10% of the RDI for zinc and 5.4 grams of protein.
Broccoli is full of many vitamins and minerals important for skin health, including zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C. It also contains lutein which protects your skin from oxidative damage, resulting in dry and wrinkled skin. It also has sulforaphane is also a powerful protective agent against sun damage.
While sesame can be applied topically using its oil, you can also reap the benefits of this superfood by seasoning your regular meals with it or by cooking dishes using it.
The effects of cocoa on your skin are pretty phenomenal. Consuming a cocoa powder high in antioxidants each day, can result in the skin becoming thicker, more hydrated, less rough and scaly, less sensitive to sunburn and had better blood flow.
Flaxseeds are a great source of an omega-3 fatty acid called ALA, which protects your skin from sun radiation and may reduce sun-related skin damage.
Pomegranates helps protect the skin from sun damage. Different parts of pomegranate may work together to repair damaged skin and increase collagen production.