05 Oct 10 foods for naturally glowing skin
All of us would love to have naturally clear and glowing skin. Our diet can have a huge impact on the health and appearance of our skin. Here are 10 foods that have that extra special something that will make your skin glow!
Avocados are an amazing skin food. They are packed with healthy fats to support skins hydration and suppleness. High in vitamin E, avocados will also help protect the skin against damage.
Coconut oil might be the super food of the moment, but for good reason! It’s unique mix of fatty acids and anti-bacterial and anti viral properties mean it can feed and protect your skin from the inside out.
Brightly coloured peppers are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants that help to protect the skins cells from damage. The vitamin C also supports skin healing from blemishes, knocks and bumps.
Blueberries are another food high in antioxidants that can help to protect the skin from the ageing effects of the sun.
Switching your cuppa from coffee or black tea to green tea is a great move towards more glowing skin. The caffeine in regular tea and coffee can be dehydrating. Green tea has a lower caffeine content and a whole host of metabolism boosting properties and antioxidants for skin health.
Whole eggs are wonderful for the skin as they contain lutein, a special antioxidant that can help preserve the skins elasticity.
Broth made from simmered animal bones such as chicken, is an exceptional skin food. The collagen from the animal tissues are nourishing for the skin and the gut. Gut health and glowing skin are closely connected; when the gut is healthy and eliminating toxins, it has a knock on positive effect on the skin.
Full of super healthy omega 3 fatty acids and a good source of zinc, salmon is a must have for glowing skin!
Kale is rich in antioxidants to protect cell damage while also being high in fibre. The fibre in kale is wonderful for supporting the body to eliminate toxins that would otherwise build up and effect the appearance of the skin.
Butternut squash and other orange coloured vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots contain a particular antioxidant called beta-carotene. This is what gives these veggies their orange colour. Beta-carotene can be converted into vitamin A in the body, which is used for healthy skin and mucus membranes. Eating a lot of beta-carotene containing foods can even give your skin a slight golden glow!
Try including some of these foods in your daily diet for more radiant, glowing skin.
Laura Agar Wilson is a health + nutrition coach, writer and author of the popular healthy living and lifestyle blog wholeheartedlyhealthy.com where she empowers women to make healthy choices and feel fabulous by sharing healthy living tips and tricks, recipes and her own personal healthy living journey.