HEALTHY FOOD FOR YOUR SKIN
Carrots are good not only for your eyes, but also for your skin.
They are especially good for clearing up breakouts.
Carrots are rich in vitamin A and they help prevent the overproduction of cells in the outer layer of the skin.
That’s where excess sebum combines with dead cells and clogs pores.
Another great reason to snack on some carrots is because Vitamin A reduces the development of skin-cancer cells.
So make sure you nibble on a half-cup of baby carrots every day for perfect skin. I love carrots and I think they make a great snack.
You don’t have to eat all these foods every day, but even some of them would be great!
Be sure to avoid junk foods, too much sugar, trans fats and refined carbs for the best skin possible.
Another food to eat daily for perfect skin is celery.
Many of us underestimate this veggie, but celery contains Vitamin K that keeps the blood circulation healthy and helps to reduce high blood pressure.
This can reduce your stress level, and as you know stress can cause bad skin, migraines and even cancer.
Celery also contains natural sodium, potassium and water, and can help to prevent dehydration.
I hope you know that dehydrated skin means dryness, flaking, wrinkles, and even breakouts.
Make sure you consume celery every day or at least every other day. If you are counting calories, don’t worry, celery is very low in calories!
Chia seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds are all great for your skin.
Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are both rich in selenium, Vitamin E, magnesium and protein.
Selenium and protein keep all wrinkles away, Vitamin E enhances moisture in your skin and magnesium lowers your stress levels.
The healthy Omega 3 fatty acids in flax, chia and hemp seeds are perfect for fighting wrinkles and acne.
Plus, these seeds are rich in protein.
Just sprinkle seeds right on top of your salad or oatmeal and enjoy the great taste as well as perfect skin.
Spinach is a healthy and nutrient-rich food you should certainly include in your everyday diet.
You may hate spinach, but it is a wonderful source of iron, folate, chlorophyll, Vitamin E, magnesium, Vitamin A, fiber, plant protein, and Vitamin C.
Due to their antioxidant abilities, Vitamins C, E, and A are especially great for your skin.
Spinach contains antioxidants that fight against all types of skin problems.
Add it to your everyday diet and see what happens.
By eating spinach, you’re just cleaning your skin from the inside out!
Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and flavanols that promote glowing skin.
The antioxidants in dark chocolate will help reduce roughness in your skin and protect it against sun damage.
Moreover, cocoa relaxes arteries, increasing blood circulation that leads to healthier skin.
You can buy cocoa powder or raw cacao for less fat.
And if you like dark chocolate, eat your ounce of dark chocolate every day and make sure you choose at least 80% cacao content in order to avoid milk and added sugars found in a traditional chocolate bar.
Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat with about 90 percent of calories as saturated fat.
It contains lauric acid, a powerful antibacterial and antiviral agent that keeps away viruses, infections, inflammation and acne.
Coconut oil is also rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which are perfect for keeping your skin moist, soft, and wrinkle-free.
Use coconut oil as a body cream and consume 1 tbsp. of raw coconut oil every day.
Coconut oil is especially good for your thyroid.
Plus, there’s considerable evidence that this oil can help lose weight.
Red bell peppers are a tasty vegetable that can be enjoyed either cooked or raw.
One red bell pepper contains more than 100% of your daily vitamin C needs.
It also contains significant amounts of dietary fiber and vitamin B6.
Moreover, it is rich in carotenoids that can help prevent wrinkles and increase blood circulation to your skin, helping it look more youthful.
Due to their carotenoids, red bell peppers are also great to fight acne.
A red bell pepper is a perfect, low calorie snack that contains about 30 calories and has a really satisfying crunchy bite.
Keep slices of red bell peppers in the fridge, so you will always have something healthy and tasty to reach for when you are having a snack attack.
The fiber that a bell pepper contains will help you to feel full longer with very little calories.
Plus, you will have a flawless skin!
Green tea is a great source of antioxidants and a unique amino acid, L-theanine that helps relax your body and lower stress.
When the tea is hot, the bionic brew releases catechins, a kind of antioxidant with proven anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
Green tea may also reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure.
Drink 3 or more cups of tea every day for better
Papaya is a wonderful fruit which has a rich history and numerous nutritional benefits.
It is very low in calories (only 39 calories per 100 g!) and also contains no cholesterol.
So if you are trying to lose weight, consider eating papaya every day to maximize its health benefits.
A great beauty food, papaya is low in fructose and is excellent for digestion!
The antioxidant nutrients found in it, including Vitamins C and E and beta-carotene, are great at reducing inflammation and acne.
Moreover, Vitamin C may also protect your skin against sun damage.
Salmon is an excellent food to fight anxiety, stress and depression.
Salmon also provides most of your daily vitamin D needs.
And as you may already know, Vitamin D is responsible for keeping your heart, bones, colon and brain healthy.
It also helps prevent colon cancer, depression, anxiety, heart disease and bone disease.
Salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are excellent for fighting inflammation, wrinkles and acne.
Its high omega-3 content also helps hydrate your skin from the inside out.
Moreover, eating salmon keeps your scalp hydrated and promotes strong, healthy hair.
Although some of these healthy snacks take some time to make, the fabulous glow that you will get from eating them will be really worth it.
Also, you don’t necessarily have to munch on the exact snacks on this list; you can incorporate the ingredients in them into your daily diet.
Trail mix is a fabulous snack for a great energy boost.
For perfect skin, you need to add certain ingredients to your mix.
The raisins are rich in phenols that help prevent cell damage.
Almonds contain moisturizing vitamin E.
The pumpkin seeds are high in zinc that is vital for skin renewal.
Brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium.
Dark chocolate chips are high in flavonols, which are powerful antioxidants.
These foods are all great for your skin.
Just make sure you add chocolate chips that are 70% cacao.
Please don’t think that oatmeal is the perfect food only for breakfast.
A bowl of hot, tasty oats is a satisfying, healthy snack that will help curb your mid-afternoon carb cravings.
Since oatmeal keeps blood sugar levels stable, it can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Add walnuts and apples to your oatmeal and you’ll have even healthier snack.
Walnuts are rich in fatty acids that protect cell membranes and keep your skin soft and plump, and they’re also high in copper that increases the production of collagen.
Apples are rich in pectin that also promotes the production of collagen.
You can also add a little honey and cinnamon to your oatmeal.
Fruit salad is perhaps the most popular healthy snack most of us opt for.
But it’s important to know what you put in your fruit salad.
Sometimes you can choose tropical fruits, which are wonderful sources of vitamin C that helps your body produce the collagen that in turn keeps your skin firm and elastic.
Orange and yellow fruits like papayas and mangoes are also an excellent source of beta-carotene.
These fruits are great substitutes for those fruit-flavored candies that contain plenty of processed sugar.
If you are suffering from breakouts it can be because of processed sugar.
Mango, papaya and kiwi fruit salad is naturally sweet and it’s one of the healthiest snacks for perfect skin.
Strawberries and blueberries are rich in powerful antioxidants that help keep your skin looking younger longer.
Low-fat yogurt with strawberries and blueberries is a sweet snack that fights premature aging.
You can mix them with strawberries, which are also good for skin because of their high content of vitamin C. In fact, strawberries are higher in vitamin C than oranges.
Use them as a topping for your low-fat yogurt and enjoy healthy skin.
Choose low-fat yogurt since it’s packed with calcium and protein that help keep skin firm.
It’s also rich in vitamin A that helps keep your skin cells healthy.
Dressed-up yogurt is one of the best ways to satisfy any sweet tooth!
Take flavored or plain yogurt, add coconut flakes, chopped nuts and dark chocolate chips or cocoa nibs and you’ve got a nutritious and healthy snack that will absolutely trick your taste buds!
Another way to satisfy your sweet tooth is to mix some delicious and unexpected foods together!
For instance, dates and almonds.
Dates are packed with nutrients and they are so sweet, and almonds have a great crunch, contain healthy fats, and go with just about everything.
Combine almonds and dates together and you’ve got the perfect healthy snack to trick your sweet tooth!
Honey and cinnamon can make any food better.
Bananas are naturally sweet, but really good when you drizzle a little honey and sprinkle a little cinnamon on banana slices for a creamy, sweet and easy-to-make healthy snack.
Almost every home has a supply of bananas, honey and cinnamon so you can easily prepare this snack when cravings strike!
Coconut water is a very nutritious drink that contains high amounts of potassium, which is needed to aid in proper hydration.
There are people who like the flavor of it, and some don’t.
Try dark chocolate flavored coconut water.
One of the best healthy snacks to eat on-the-go is nuts.
They are tasty and a great source of protein!
Take along a bag of mixed nuts, with some almonds and good Brazil nuts in the mix.
Peanuts might be least healthy for you, but several peanuts would be much better than a junk food, right?
This is a great, healthy snack for everyone!
Bananas, apples, grapes and blueberries are quick to eat, taste delicious and don’t involve too much mess!
Fruits are low in calories and those calories they have will be great for you!
You can also peel oranges, peel and slice peaches or kiwi, cut up melon or slice off strawberries.
Fresh fruit is one of the healthiest snacks you can eat!