Did you know that some foods can enhance a woman’s beauty? Foods high in anti-oxidants and vitamins have anti-aging properties that benefit the complexion. A variety of other foods help to minimize wrinkles, improve eyesight and whiten the teeth.
Berries, especially strawberries are excellent sources of polyphenols, anti-oxidants that help to re-build collagen for increased skin elasticity. This helps to keep your face from sagging.
Leafy greens such as spinach help to fight acne. High levels of iron and zinc make this veggie a must for a pretty face. Iron helps to alleviate dark circles under eyes while zinc is beneficial in breaking down old collagen leaving room for new collagen to form.
Ripe red tomatoes are packed full of high levels of the antioxidant vitamins A and C as well as skin cancer-fighting chemicals. Vitamin C helps keep skin elastic and prevents bruising. Vitamin A aids in healing acne from the inside out by boosting our resistance to infection.
Sardines are teeming with face-friendly omega-3 fatty acids that are responsible for doing everything from attacking arid areas to deflating inflamed zits. These essential fatty acids battle collagen-damaging free radicals and help smooth out fine lines. Dermatologists recommend eating fish three times a week. If you don’t like seafood, you can try a fish-oil supplement for some of these benefits. Or try adding flaxseed (alsi) oil and nuts to your diet. Fatty fish and nuts also contain zinc, which helps control acne flare-ups and encourages cell growth.
Crunch into a carrot if you want clear eyes with minimal wrinkling around the edges. Chock full of beta-carotene, carrots as well as sweet potatoes and other orange fruits and vegetables help to control dry, flaky skin, too.
Oatmeal is a wonder source of fiber and helps to rid your body of toxins. Rich in vitamin B, this tasty cereal can keep your complexion clear and pretty.
Soy is a super skin saver. Loaded with vitamin E, which boosts the growth of new cells. It’s full of chemicals that act like estrogen in the body, helping to rid the skin of acne for a clear complexion.
Have you been eating any of the foods that make you pretty? What’s your experience been? Tell us and our readers about it in the comment space below:
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