Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

This is the best diet for healthy skin, women should read this

Rajkumari Tankha | October 5, 2016 11:36 pm Print
Today we tell you all about fruits and vegetables, pulses and spices that are good for your skin. Include these things in your daily diet and see the wonders they do to your health and skin.
Almonds : They are perfect if one wants a healthy skin

Who doesn’t want a radiant and supple skin? All of us do. But only a few are endowed with such a blessing. Most of the people, be it women or men, girls or boys, can be seen ruing about the dry and dull skin. Significantly, most people solely depend on the creams and lotions, oils and massages for getting glowing and pimple-free skin. They forget that it is nutrition that plays a key role in giving you a good, clean and clear skin.
So, today we tell you all about fruits and vegetables, pulses and spices that are good for your skin. Include these things in your daily diet and see the wonders they do to your health and skin.

Water
This is the most important ingredient for the body. Easily available and most required, water is a liquid that keeps your body hydrated and flushes all the toxins out of it. Well-hydrated cells mean cells are full which in turn means the skin is healthy and organs are functioning well.

Fish
Fish, such as Mackerel, Salmon, Anchovies, Trout, and Herring are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids protect skin from the damaging UV rays from the sun and hence reduce the risk of skin cancer. These also facilitate the smooth passage of fluid in the cells, strengthen skin cell membranes and reduce inflammation of dermal cells.

Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds have high content of mineral zinc and zinc is an important mineral for skin as it increases regeneration of skin cells, helps maintain collagen level and along with Vitamin C strengthens the cell membranes.

Citrus fruits
All citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C plays an important role in formation of collagen, which is what composes intra-cellular tissue, muscle tissue, blood vessels and organs. Vitamin C, being an anti-oxidant protects the body against free-radicals, prevents premature ageing and wrinkles and removes skin blemishes.

Green Tea
Green tea contains antioxidants that protect one against cancer, while tannins present in it works as an astringent and reduces wrinkles.

Almonds
Being rich in Vitamin E, almonds protect skin from harmful UV rays of sun. Almonds also contain antioxidants that slow the process of ageing.

Olive Oil
Olive oil is not only anti-inflammatory but is also rich in antioxidants. So, when consumed it prevents internal damage and when applied topically it makes skin smooth and soft.

Broccoli
This vegetable contains both Vitamin C and Vitamin E. The Vitamin C acts against free radicals while Vitamin E gives a healthy glow to the skin.

Whole wheat
An important mineral in whole wheat is selenium. Selenium is a rare mineral but is present in high content in whole wheat breads and whole wheat pastas. Selenium strengthens external skin cells and also increases flexibility and elasticity of skin keeping it younger-looking.

Dairy products
Dairy products contain Vitamin A in high quantities. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant which increases skin health. But care should be taken to consume low-fat dairy products.

Rajkumari Tankha
Rajkumari Tankha
The writer is a Delhi-based journalist. She has previously worked for Ministry of I & B (Govt of India), Hindustan Times and Special Audience Publications.
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