These 5 foods that are great for your skin will help lead to a happier, healthier you… while also making you look #Flawless
1. Olive Oil
When it comes to skin, this Mediterranean staple works wonders. Besides having antioxidants to fight free radicals and reducing inflammation, olive oil is a great replacement for butter when cooking on the stove. Not only is it better for your overall health, but it’s also much better for your skin. If you have dry skin, it can even be applied topically, and used as lip gloss.
2. Dark Chocolate
No it’s not too good to be true! Studies actually show that dark chocolate also contributes to fighting free radicals with antioxidants and improves circulation, which is great for your skin. Be warned though: this only applies to dark chocolate, not milk chocolate! The higher in cacao it is (and the more bitter it is) the better it is for you skin. Also be sure to consume no more than about 150 calories worth per day in order to avoid weight gain.
Oatmeal is great for your body because it is a whole grain that is unrefined and full of good fiber. It’s great for your skin because you’ll most likely be eating it for breakfast as an alternative to a bagel or other pastry made of refined carbohydrates. Such breakfasts may be tasty but they are very high in sugar, which is very bad for your skin. You’ll also be hungry faster because they have less nutrients than oatmeal. All around, oatmeal with a little almond milk, brown sugar, and blueberries is waaaay better for your skin and body.
Caffeine addicts rejoice! It turns out that your favorite energy-booster is actually very beneficial to you. Coffee is very good for your skin because it’s shown to reduce melanoma (skin cancer) rates by, you guessed it, fighting free radicals with antioxidants. Noticing a trend? Just be sure not to drink too much coffee per day, you’ll be jittery and have trouble sleeping. One or two cups a day, however, will do you wonders.
Not only are avocados delicious, it turns out that they are also extremely beneficial health-wise. These little guys contain Vitamin E, which helps you avoid oxidative cell damage. They also contain fatty acids which are good fats that are essential to, among other things, keeping your skin moisturized and soft. So next time you’re at Chipotle, be sure to add that guac!
Try to incorporate these foods into your diet and soon you’ll be looking like this: