When it comes to achieving healthy and glowing skin, we often seek solutions that can be applied topically on the surface of the skin. There is validity to this method of treatment with the right products, but we should also consider how to treat the skin from the inside, out with a healthy diet.
The focus on diets is often viewed as just a means to lose weight or prevent certain diseases, but a healthy diet can be a powerful tool to enhance the beauty of the skin. The following three foods are some of the best to incorporate into a diet to achieve young, radiant and firm skin while also enjoying a delicious snack!
In addition to explaining exactly how these foods help increase the clarity of the skin, we also mention how you can incorporate these foods into your daily diet. This way not only do you know why the food helps the skin, but you also know exactly how to start eating it!
1. Dark Chocolate
You heard that right, dark chocolate!Not many of us need an excuse to eat chocolate, but we’re about to give you an amazing excuse! The flavonoids in chocolate work as antioxidants that help to protect the skin from harmful UV rays and increases blood flow to the skin. Both of these properties work as anti-aging features, because the sun causes wrinkles and blood flow increases hydration. Pro tip: For the biggest benefit from dark chocolate, doctor’s recommend getting dark chocolate comprised of 70% cocoa or more.
How To Add Dark To Your Diet
The easiest way to eat dark chocolate is by just having a square or two from a bar. For a special treat, melt down the hot chocolate with some milk in a pan, stirring constantly, to create a delicious hot chocolate.
Delicious and juicy, pomegranates do more than just make the exterior of your skin stained red! The pomegranate seeds contain polyphenols, which like the flavanoids in dark chocolate mentioned above, fight off free radicals and toxins that harm the skin. As an additional bonus, the polyphenols increase the blood flow, making the skin rosy and supple.
How To Add Pomegranates To Your Diet
First off, you should learn how to efficiently open a pomegranate, so that eating it doesn’t feel like a huge chore. Try adding the seeds to yogurt, salads or warm vegetable dishes to add punches of bright and juicy flavor!
3. Sun Flower Seeds
Now-a-days, we are lucky that we don’t have to pick off the shells of sunflower seeds to get to the tasty nut in the middle, and we recommend just getting the nuts to get the most benefit out of this natural skin treatment. Sun flower seeds have tons of Vitamin E which helps protect the top layers of the skin from the sun along with making the skin seem more firm.
How to Add Sun Flower Seeds To Your Diet
This is another food that you can simply eat by the handful, but it also can be added to a variety of foods. Try sprinkling them in salads, oatmeal or yogurt to add a salty, meaty crunch to the meal.
You Are What You Eat
Beyond just adding these three foods, try to remember everything you put into your body does influence the appearance of your skin. Next time you are tempted by a burger, ice cream or something unhealthy, think about how one of your goals is to get better skin.