While many people spend a substantial amount of money on creams and lotions to improve their skin, they forget that there are several foods that can ensure that they have a healthy, clear complexion.
1. Dark chocolate is a good source of falconoid; antioxidants which can help your skin look radiant and supple, and protect it from the damaging rays of the sun. Furthermore, dark chocolate is believed to reduce stress, which in turn, can minimize the occurrence of wrinkles. Other benefits include boosting heart health, as well as combating the symptoms associated with chronic fatigue.
2. Eggs are a good source of vitamin D and biotin (a vitamin), which can help protect your skin from acen, rashes and dryness, as well as boost your immune system. Furthermore, the presence of antioxidants in eggs reduces the risk of eye cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. And if all of this wasn’t enough, egg is nutritional powerhouses that will give you energy, and are an excellent source of protein which is necessary for optimal bone and muscle health.
3. Lemonade is rich in vitamin C, which can help reduce fine lines, dark spots and blemishes; it is also extremely beneficial in treating skin diseases such as eczema. Moreover, vitamin C is an immunity booster and keeps a host of ailments at bay. It is especially beneficial for people suffering from viral infections and respiratory problems.
4. Yellow bell peppers contain vitamin C, iron and niacin, which are believed to prevent crow’s feet and wrinkles and keep your skin healthy. Furthermore, the presence of vitamin B6 and foliate can help fight depression, in addition to ensuring optimal heart health.
5. Yogurt contains lactic acid, which repairs damaged skin cells, prevents premature ageing and gives your skin a natural glow. This is why most beauty specialists recommend yoghurt-based facemasks for people looking for smooth and supple skin.
Furthermore, yoghurt is rich in calcium and vitamin D, which prevent joint-related diseases including osteoporosis and arthritis; regular intake improves your digestion due to the presence of healthy gut bacteria.
By Rubiya Naveed. The writer is a nutritionist.