April 1, 2017

6 Mighty & Powerful Superfoods For Radiant and Healthy Skin

Healthy skin and a radiant youthfulness are not only achievable simply by cosmetic procedures, and diligent home care. Ultimately, we must turn towards mother nature because nutrient-packed superfoods can nourish our beauty from inside out, and give us that gorgeously healthy skin and radiant complexion that we so crave.

Here, take a look at some of the healthiest superfoods for a radiantly glowing and healthy skin:

Ginger to Support Skin Healing & Repair

Carrot and ginger soup with yoghurt
Carrot and ginger soup with yoghurt

For centuries, ginger has remained popular for its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This incredibly delicious spice is enriched with healing and medicinal benefits, along with being extremely beneficial for the skin. If you want to restore a weak, damaged skin and give it a nice soothing effect, add some ginger to your stir fry.

Avocados to Boost Collagen Production

Avocado for skin health
Anti-ageing avocados
Avocados are the best natural skin moisturizer packed with Vitamins C, E, and K, along with whopping quantities of magnesium, folic acid, protein, and potassium. All these healthy nutrients preserve your youthfulness and eliminate the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles by nourishing your skin from the inside out. An avocado salad is just what you need to shield your skin against the havoc wreaked by pollution, sunlight, and smoke.

Chia seeds to Reinforce the Skin Barrier

Power Salad with Lemon Chia Seed Dressing
Power Salad with Lemon Chia Seed Dressing
This deliciously crunchy superfood is brimming with omega-3 fatty acids that act as essential building blocks for the growth and functioning of healthy skin cells. They also aid in the production of new collagen, which is vital to provide the skin a healthy and strong foundation, devoid of fine lines and wrinkles. So, what are you waiting for? Go fix yourself a crunchy chia seed smoothie!

Almonds to Reduce Inflammation

Porridge with Apples, Almonds & Cinnamon
Porridge with Apples, Almonds & Cinnamon
These incredibly tasty nuts are one of the best sources of Vitamin E. Almonds not only nourish the deep layers of your skin but also provide protection from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Almonds are also packed with countless antioxidants and anti-aging properties. Almond is highly effective in reducing signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, along with treating several other skin ailments, like eczema, swelling, acne, psoriasis, and inflammation. Add almonds to salads and stir-frys.

Blueberries for Powerful Antioxidants

Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
This delicious superfood truly steals the crown when it comes to skin-healthy foods. They are packed with heaps of antioxidants, such as quercetin and anthocyanins, along with heaps of Vitamin C that give you a radiantly glowing and even skin tone. All you need is half a cup of blueberries to prevent the emergence of premature signs of aging. You can always enjoy blueberries and yogurt for a healthy breakfast, use them as a fruity topping for your cereal, or whip them up in a delicious berry smoothie with raspberries and strawberries that are equally beneficial for a healthy skin.

Tomatoes and Red Capsicum to Support Skin Nutrition

Roasted Garlic, Red Capsicum and Tomato Pasta
Roasted Garlic, Red Capsicum and Tomato Pasta
Tomatoes are hands down the best superfood to enrich you with a powerful dose of lycopene, a strong anti-aging antioxidant that also aids in the prevention of heart diseases and cardiovascular dysfunction. Tomatoes and capsicum help support a healthy circulatory system, which nourishes the skin. And the best part is that lycopene is most effective when it is cooked, so whip up your favorite tomato sauces and soups, and devour them to your heart’s content.

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