7 Organic Foods to Maintain a Glowing Complexion

by Adana Baro

beautiful complexionThere are those who say there still isn’t any solid evidence that links diet to your complexion.

When you do some research and ask around, however, you’re likely to see that a healthy diet almost always results in a glowing complexion.

Try to observe people who are known health enthusiasts and promoters of a well-balanced diet.

You’ll notice that they have one thing in common and that is a clear and beautiful complexion.

Here are some of the best foods you can eat to develop a complexion you can flaunt:

1. Berries

Berries are excellent sources of essential nutrients and powerful antioxidants. When your body successfully flushes out harmful toxins, your health naturally improves and it shows in your complexion.

Additionally, berries contain phytochemicals that protect your skin cells from premature aging. To be specific, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, and raspberries are some examples that typically get mentioned in health-related studies.

The good thing about these berries is that you can eat them fresh or freeze them so you can continue to enjoy them any time of the year.

2. Cheese

Cheese is a good source of vitamin A, a nutrient that soothes inflammation, aids in producing new skin cells, and strengthens your natural defenses against pore clogging.

As a result, your skin will remain supple and young-looking even as you age. People know this as aging gracefully. The good news about cheese is that even the low-fat variety still contains a good amount of vitamin A.

3. Leafy Green Veggies

As health enthusiasts keep trying to drill into our heads, leafy greens are rich in vitamins and minerals. Spinach, for one, contains Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), which is a very powerful antioxidant known to fight against skin aging.

In fact, ALA is said to be at least a hundred times more potent than vitamins C and E, which are probably the most commonly recommended vitamins for enhancing skin health.

Spinach and other dark green vegetables may not be very tasty, but they sure are healthy. To enjoy them better, you can throw them into a blender with your favorite fruits for a great-tasting smoothie.

4. Poultry

Poultry is rich in zinc, which helps regulate your body’s oil production process. This may be why zinc is a known acne combatant.

It keeps you from having a shiny complexion and prevents acne breakouts.

If you already suffer from acne, zinc can help your skin clear up quickly and also aids in the prevention of scarring. Aside from poultry, you can also get zinc from lean meat, chickpeas, and pumpkin seeds.

5. Salmon and Tuna

These types of fish are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, niacin, and B vitamins that effectively nourish your skin and help it retain moisture, thus making it look young and plump.

The nutrients are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which can effectively soothe dry and irritated skin. Moreover, salmon and tuna contain a good amount of amino acids, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, and tryptophan, which are all essential for the maintenance of skin health.

6. Walnuts

These nuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to strengthen the cell membranes that serve as barriers against toxins in your body.

Omega-3 fatty acids are also known to facilitate the smooth passage and distribution of nutrients, thus promoting overall health. It can also help replenish lipids in your skin, thus soothing any inflammation and sealing in the moisture your skin needs to look and feel good.

It’s a good idea to munch on these nuts for snacks or throw a handful onto your salad.

7. Whole Grains

Cutting out refined carbohydrates from your regular diet and replacing them with high-fiber grains may be one of the best things you can do for your complexion.

This is especially true if you’re prone to acne breakouts. Within as little as 12 weeks, your skin should have cleared out and you should start enjoying a much better complexion.

As long as you eat the right kinds of food, you would never have to undergo unnatural procedures like Botox injections just to keep your skin looking young and your complexion glowing. Make sure your food is organic so that you get the full health benefits.

Of course, you also need to drink plenty of water each day to keep toxins out and distribute nutrients evenly. By following these tips, you’re sure to enjoy smooth skin and radiant complexion in no time at all.

(The author Adana Baro writes blogs and guest blogs for Pender Medi Spa. The medical spa specializes in skin care and Botox treatments in Vancouver.)

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