Want glowing skin that keeps you looking young, then give it the benefit of a diet that is rich in antioxidants. We have highlighted a few foods that are not only great for health but work beautifully internally as well to give your skin a beautiful glow and good health.
Smoothies with Berries
Most berries are extremely rich in antioxidants and therefore great for skin. Treating yourself to a delicious berry smoothie can help give your skin the dose of antioxidants that it needs. Make sure you have some frozen berries in your freezer at all times. Throw them into a blender, mix it up with some yogurt, add some protein powder and sweetener and blend till you have a delicious smoothie. Choose from cranberries, strawberries, acai berries or raspberries.
Pomegranates too are a great source of antioxidants as well. They are known for their anti-ageing power as well. Rich in potassium, antioxidant polyphenols, Vitamin C and B5, they are great for your skin. Pomegranate juice is especially high in antioxidants.
Some green tea may contain caffeine, so, in case you are on a caffeine-free diet, you could avoid this source. Rich in catechin polyphenols (antioxidants), a single cup of green tea (10 – 40 mg) can have a positive effect that is stronger that than of carrots, broccoli, spinach or strawberries.
All apples are known to be rich in antioxidants, but red apples, in particular, are a great source of antioxidants. The source of antioxidants – polyphenols in apples are present in the skin more than the flesh, so make sure that you take bites of the apple with the skin on for maximum effect.
Other foods that are a great source of antioxidants include Red Wine, Dark Chocolate, Garlic, Yogurt, Tomatoes, Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes. Get in touch with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or speak with a Homeopath to learn how you can use natural methods to keep your skin healthy and look young.