You are what you eat. Not only is that true but it's a major revelation. Knowing what to eat saves us from a lot of trouble. The good thing is, when you eat the right kind of food, your skin glows as well in addition to all the health benefits your body enjoys. What foods should we be adding to our menu then?
In this part of the world, we refer to it as pear. It is rich in healthy fats which keeps the skin moisturized and flexible. It also has a lot of Vitamin E which serves as an antioxidant. Eat a lot of it when it's in season and stock up if possible.
Who doesn't love sweet potatoes? It has Beta Carotene which functions as pro Vitamin A. It keeps your skin healthy and serves as a natural sun screen. When consumed in large quantities, it gives your skin a nice orange shade which makes you glow.
Who knew our very own tomatoes had so much benefits for the skin? It contains a lot of Vitamin C. It's also rich in carotenoids which is good especially if you want to want to maintain healthier skin.
We just got one more reason to eat more chocolate. Consuming cocoa powder high in antioxidants leaves the skin more hydrated, less scaly and less susceptible to wrinkles. For best results, go in for dark chocolate with more than 70% cocoa in it.
Slow down aging with red grapes. They are a good source of resveratrol which slows down the physical effects of aging including wrinkles and formation of fine lines. The awesome thing is resveratrol is also found in red wine. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of research done around the number of glasses one has to drink before experiencing the benefits of resveratrol.
A lot of people are fans of black tea compared to green tea. If you're of such people, get ready to be mesmerized with the benefits of drinking green tea. Green tea contains compounds known as catechins which helps in giving the skin a healthier look. Drinking more green tea, without milk, helps improve the moisture and elasticity of the skin.
Now it's time for us to practise what we have read. Eat healthy! In case of further skin consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us on Facebook or Instagram or via +233 596 050 073.
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