The secret to healthy, glowing skin (and good health) is in your fridge! The good news: the superfoods are delicious and easy to add to salads.
1. Blueberries to tame inflammation
Packed with disease-fighting phytochemicals, flavinoids and soluble fiber, blueberries are nearly miraculous! They also help tame inflammation throughout the body and can reduce bad cholesterol.
2. Kiwis to prevent wrinkles
This small, brown, fuzzy fruit is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, which keep skin firm, help prevent wrinkles, and are great for healthy bones and teeth.
3. Oysters for skin renewal
They are a good source of zinc, which aids in skin cell renewal and repair. Zinc also keeps your nails, hair, and eyes healthy.
4. Dark chocolate for hydrated skin
Cacao protects skin from sun damage, and contrary to popular belief, chocolate does not cause acne. Before you make a mad dash to Godiva however, keep in mind that the best kind of chocolate has a high flavanol content and should be at least 60 percent cacao.
5. Walnuts for smoother skin
Just a small handful a day will deliver a healthy dose of omega-3’s, alpha- linolenic acid, melatonin, copper, manganese and the hard-to-find gamma- tocopherol, a form of vitamin E which helps protect your heart.
6. Wild salmon for supple skin
Salmon that is not farm-raised is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids, which helps keep your skin supple and moisturised. Salmon also has selenium, a mineral that protects the skin from sun exposure.
What’s so amazing about this leafy green is that calorie for calorie, they deliver more nutrients than just about any other food on the planet. Loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, leafy greens benefit virtually every cell you’ve got!
They are the best source for anti-ageing antioxidant, lycopene. Surprisingly, lycopene in tomatoes is more easily absorbed by your body when it is cooked or processed, so make sure to stock up on canned tomato sauce, tomato juice, and ketchup.