The food that you eat impacts your whole body, including the health and appearance of your skin. Skin needs antioxidants, folic acid and Omega-3 fatty acids, among other vitamins and nutrients, to remain healthy looking and feeling. A diet consisting of whole foods, without any processing, is ideal – and if you can sneak in a few of these surprising super-foods into your diet, even better!
This berry is a powerful antioxidant. Aronia berries have even more polyphenols than both blueberries and acai berries! The properties within the berry help reduce acne and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. These berries are bitter, so it is ideal to mix them into a dish that will help mask the bitter taste.
Bell peppers come in a variety of colors: green, yellow, red and orange. All of them, regardless of the color, share the same vitamin and nutrient make-up – including being packed with vitamin C. They’re also a collagen-producing superfood.
Sea buckhorn does not have a pleasant taste, so a supplement form is the best option for this superfood. It contains properties that help the skin retain moisture. As part of the Omega-7 group, it also helps maintain strong hair and nails.
Lobster is a good source of zinc. Our skin needs zinc as it helps protect the skin cell membranes. It also helps protect and maintain collagen, which helps skin look healthy. Reduced collagen tends to “deflate” the skin, allowing wrinkles to form and skin thinning to occur.
Rather than spending money on dietary supplements, you can take a holistic approach to improving skin health by making a few adjustments to your diet. Incorporating the aforementioned superfoods along with almonds, spinach, chia seeds and blueberries, just to name a few others, is a tastier option that allows you to combine several ingredients into one dish.