27 Foods for Clear Beautiful Skin

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1. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate helps to moisturize your skin, reduce redness and roughness according to a study published in the journal of nutrition and according to University of Nottingham professor Ian MacDonald… The cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate help fight sleep deprivation, fatigue, and the effects of aging

2. Berries

Most berries like blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and cranberries are high in antioxidants, Vitamin C & B6 that help produce collagen to keep your skin smooth and plump reducing wrinkles and fine lines

3. Acai

Acai may not be the weight loss miracle you hoped it would be but Acai contains 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10-to-30 times the anthocyanins of red wine that help combat premature aging.

4. Pomegranates

The reason why pomegranates are included in so many skin care products is because the juice in pomegranates strengthens skin & hair by protecting you from UV rays that accelerate the aging process.

5. Spinach

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Spinach, Broccoli & other dark leafy greens are full of anti-aging antioxidants plus they are high in lutein to boost skin hydration and elasticity.

Spinach also has high amounts of Alpha lipoic acid to protect the cells of the skin from free radicals on the inside and on the outside which can only mean it's vital for the health of one's complexion.

6. Green Tea

Green tea is also high in antioxidants & flavinoids and it has anti-inflammatory properties which can all help prevent wrinkles and produce better looking skin

7. Water

Apart from these foods, keeping yourself hydrated would make a greater difference to the health condition of your skin. This is because water plays a great role in oozing out harmful toxins from the body and purifies the skin to glow magnificently

Drinking plenty of water helps your skin look good by moisturizing your skin from the inside out and Not drinking enough water will dry out your skin leading to wrinkles

8. Fish

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Salmon, sardines, mackerel, tuna and trout are all high in omega 3 fats that reduces the inflammation leading to free radical damage accelerating the aging process

9. Nuts & Seeds

Nuts & seeds are high in vitamins A and E and these vitamins slow down the aging process by protecting you against sun damage.

10. Eggs

Glycine, lycine and proline are great anti-wrinkle amino acids which are particularly found in eggs. It has powers to produce elastin and collagen which smoothens the entire skin texture and makes it capable enough to glow.

11. Tomatoes, Grapefruit & Watermelon

Tomatoes are a good source of the antioxidant lycopene that protects the skin from sun damage by neutralizing the free radicals that can damage skin cells and cause cancer.

It's best to use cooked and canned tomato products rather than fresh tomatoes to get the most lycopene out of tomatoes.

12. Yellow & Orange Foods

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Yellow & orange foods like pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots, mangoes, cantaloupe, egg yolks, and yellow or orange peppers are all high in beta-carotene.

13. Yogurt

Yogurt kills the bacteria causing you to get acne & it's an excellent cure for chapped lips because yogurt is high in vitamin B which is vital for hydrating your lips.

14. The Allium Family

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These are foods like Onions, Garlic, Chives, Leeks, Shallots and Scallions. The Allium Family helps get rid of cellulite by removing the toxins in your body causing cellulite and… It prevents spikes in blood sugar which accelerates aging, wrinkles and a host of degenerative diseases.

15. Barley & Wheat Grass

Barley & Wheat grass reduces the inflammation making you age faster and it helps the body attack cancer cells.

16. Prunes

Prunes are full of flavinoids & antioxidants to fight off free radical damage to make your skin look better.

17. Corn & Artichokes

Corn & artichokes are full of ferulic acid to protect your skin from harmful sun rays causing wrinkles.

18. Citrus Fruits

All citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons & lime are high in Vitamin C that makes collagen or skin protein.

Vitamin C also helps fight against the free radicals that speed up the aging process. Pineapple is the richest source of Vitamin C.

19. Apricots

Becasue Apricots are high in Vitamin A they'll help you get rid of acne because Vitamin A prevents too many dead skin cells from clogging up your pores

20. Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is high in superoxide dismutase or SOD which helps protect your skin from sun damage that makes you look older.

21. Avocado

Avocado is very good at helping with dark circles and baggy eyes. These are normally a result of fluid retention and you need to change the balance of sodium and potassium in your diet. Avocado is rich in potassium and can help reduce these bags.

22. Garlic

Garlic can be used to help keep your skin clear and avoid outbreaks of acne. It does this by fighting the bacteria in your body which causes blemishes and acne. At the same time it reduces inflammation and swelling to keep your skin looking fantastic.

23. Shellfish

If you do not have enough iron or vitamin B12 in your blood you will appear pale and you may struggle with having enough energy to accomplish simple tasks. This is a sign of anemia and a good way of replacing these nutrients in your body is to consume more shellfish. Oysters are particularly high in iron and vitamin B12.

24. Shrimp

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Astaxanthin is a pinkish carotene compound commonly found in foods like krill and shrimp. It doesn't convert to retinol once it arrives in the body; therefore 100% of its antioxidant power is meant to fight damaging free radicals.

Studies have shown long-term use of Astaxanthin leads to increased skin elasticity and less wrinkles.

25. Sweet Potato

Per 100 grams, Sweet Potatoes have the highest amount of Vitamin A which ensures the proper repair, turnover, and maintenance of the skin. A deficiency in Vitamin A may lead to flaky skin because the skin can't repair itself fast enough.

26. Oysters

Oysters are high in Zinc which is an essential mineral the body needs for collagen synthesis to aid skin growth & healing. Liver, seafood, poultry, nuts & seeds are all also Foods high in zinc

27. Broccoli

Broccoli & other green vegetables can reduce under-eye circles because they're all high in Vitamin K.

Vitamin K is also used to treat stretch marks, spider veins, & rosacea

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