Which Foods Are Good For Your Skin?
What foods or vitamins are best for healthy skin? What is a list of foods or vitamins that would be essential for keeping your skin healthy?
According to my dermatologist, zinc is a good supplement to add to your diet for clear skin. Another supplement is biotin. As far as foods - oranges, mangoes, avocados, and nuts are good to eat. I subscribe to my dermatologist's suggestions and my skin is blemish-free and wrinkle-free. Some people say it's just genetics, and it could be, but I'm not going to take any chances. I take the above supplements and consume the above foods on a regular basis. You will always find nuts at my house!
Since the skin is the largest organ of the body, a healthy diet is reflected in beautiful, resilient, youthful skin. Antioxidants, comprising the latest, expensive, anti-aging serums, benefit the skin and body when consumed daily. Dermatologists recommend orange vegetables, such as carrots and sweet potatoes, which are a rich source of vitamin A to restore and regenerate damaged collagen. Veggies, such as cucumber and celery have a high sulfur content, important in collagen production (collagen cannot be produced if sulfer is absent). Dark green vegetables (spinach and kale) are high in vitamin C and act to rev up collagen production and protects against free radicals to prevent weak collagen. Tomatoes, peppers and beets (red veggies) contain lycopene, which acts as a natural sunblock, protecting the skin from photo-aging. Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries scavenge free radicals, while increasing collagen levels.
In addition to the value of vegetables, soy blocks enzymes, like MMP's, that cause skin aging. Fish, particularly tuna and salmon, are full of omega-3 fatty acids, creating stronger skin cell structure for support. White tea is purported to protect the structural proteins of the skin. It is believed to prevent enzyme activity that breaks down collagen, contributing to lines and wrinkles.
Well all Vitamins have their own effects on health. Vitamin E is particularly essential for good skin. These are actually the tocopherol substances. These can be obtained from nuts, different vegetable oils and seeds etc. Vitamin C is also useful for skin. Its deficiency leads to scurvy disease. Best sources are oranges and other citrus fruits.
Fruits is always good. Don't just believe on water, always eat your water with watery fruits. It all start with your own genes. Exercise is a big plus - anything that will make you breathe deeply, but always check with your doctor first before you exercise. Learn to control your emotions. Choose your environment wisely both with people and smoky cities can get you into trouble. Vitamins without minerals won't work thought I don't take them often. Do you always wash your face with soap? water is enough to lighten up your face. Too much chemicals can rub your skins with it's natural nutrients.
by Paula 2 years ago
What is the best multi vitamin to take everyday?I am curious what people's thoughts are on good multi vitamins to take on a daily basis. I am for the least amount of color and chemicals, and want the most natural vitamin possible. It seems every time I run out of them and go for more,...
by Jason Menayan 6 years ago
Here's mine:- multivitamin- fish oil capsule (deodorized, mercury-free - for essential omega-3 fatty acids)- resveratrol - all around great stuff, even wrote a hub on it- vitamin C (time-release)- alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) - great antioxidant, great for antiagingI also take a couple of probiotics on...
by thoughtdump 3 years ago
I take vitamins daily and probably have for the past 20 years.
by VocalJaz 4 years ago
I would like to know how many people take supplements and what kind? I take pharmaceutical grade supplements that Olympic athletes trust. Usana.
by Iontach 7 years ago
Hmmmm I'm going to cheat and say I'd buy a multi vitamins and minerals combo in one! lol
by DogAllergyDiva 6 years ago
Just curious what brands folks are feeding thier dogs and why? Have you done much research on what is good for your dog? Do you give much preference to brand based on your dog's breed?
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