Oats and Whole Grains
Oats and whole grains are recommended for skin because they are low glycemic, meaning they don’t spike the blood sugar when eaten. High glycemic carbohydrates can have the opposite effect on your skin, giving you acne and wrinkles. Oats specifically carry a chemical that reduces skin inflammation and prevents damage.
Oranges and Vitamin C Rich Foods
Vitamin C helps produce collagen which keeps the skin supple and is a main ingredient in a lot of anti-aging skin care products. You can get a lot of your daily vitamin C from oranges, pink grapefruit, cauliflower, and tomatoes. Fruits and vegetables are generally great for skin and you should eat a variety of them to benefit from the vast amount of nutrients available.
Avocados and Fat
Good fat is the ingredient in avocados that make it an ideal snack for your skin. The fat keeps the skin hydrated. Another benefit is that the fat aids your body in absorption of the other vitamins and minerals you are taking in, so consuming healthy fat in addition to other ingredients will enhance your efforts. You can also find healthy fat in foods such as olive oil and nuts.
Brussel Sprouts and Vitamin A
Brussel sprouts are a good source of Vitamin C to assist your skin in creating its collagen, but Vitamin A also plays its role here. Vitamin A assists the skin in preventing damage caused by the sun, a major aging contributor. You can eat them fresh or frozen, boiled or roasted, salted or plain. Other hearty vegetables that can deliver the Vitamin A are cauliflower (also rich in Vitamin C), kale, collard greens, and broccoli.
Grapes and Resveratrol
Resveratrol is a property found in grapes that counters inflammation and reduces the effects the sun’s UV rays can have on the skin. The property is found in the skin of the grapes. Yes, wine can serve this purpose just fine! The skins and seeds are used during the fermentation process and their properties can be found in higher concentration than most grape juices. Peanuts and cocoa powder (or dark chocolate) can also contain high amounts of this ingredient and benefit you by consumption.