A healthy outside starts from the inside. That’s what they say. And it’s true.
Getting your skincare products and routine right is really important but, ultimately, if you’re not putting healthy superfoods into your body, your skin will suffer for it.
What are Superfoods?
Superfoods are foods — mostly plant-based but also some fish and dairy — that are thought to be nutritionally dense and thus good for one’s health. Avacado, Turmeric, Dark chocolate, and Almond are just a few examples of foods that have garnered the “superfood” label.
Superfoods contain a variety of nutrients, such as antioxidants, which are thought to ward off cancer. They also have healthy fats, thought to prevent heart disease; fiber thought to prevent diabetes and digestive problems; and phytochemicals — the chemicals in plants responsible for deep colors and smells, which can have numerous health benefits. Consuming foods that are packed with nutrients is certainly a good idea. But the key to a healthy diet is to consume a variety of nutritious foods in the right quantities.
Obviously, a healthy balanced diet is what we’re aiming for, but here are a few special additions you can make to your diet to add that little extra boost.
▪️ Avocado 🥑:
Known as an effective anti-inflammatory, avocados contain various skin-enhancing vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s rich in fiber which aids in digestion, hence removing all toxins from the body that can cause acne and other skin blemishes. It’s packed with Omega 3 fatty acids that can give anyone a clear and radiant skin.
▪️ Orange 🍊:
Most of you know the fact that drinking a glass of orange juice per day could improve the skin complexion. But the benefits for your skin from this amazing fruit is not just ending there. The nutrients and oils in orange can moisturize your skin.
Orange is also a great source of Vitamin C. It improves the development of collagen, a structural part of your skin. Thus your skin looks smooth and younger. Daily consumption of orange can also keep your skin away from having wrinkles.
▪️ Turmeric 🥐:
Turmeric, more popularly known as Haldi is one of the most used spices in Indian households. Known for a plethora of health benefits, turmeric also contains properties that are anti-inflammatory in nature which means that consuming it can help your body ward off inflammation. This way it can also help protect your skin and give it the glow it needs.
▪️ Dark Chocolate 🍫:
Craving something sweet? Indulge in some chocolate but make it dark. Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and flavonoids which work effectively in reducing stress levels in your body. And we all know just how much stress can affect our skin. So, the lower your stress levels, the better your skin will look.
▪️ Almond 🥜:
Almonds are rich in vitamin E and are great for the skin. They are also rich in omega-3 which supports the brain, heart, and joints health. Eating a handful of Almonds a day or sprinkling some over salads or oatmeal supports healthy skin. And if you are a bride to have some almonds daily for the natural look and you will see the effects even after bridal makeup.
Apart from these foods always follow the golden rule for healthy skin- drink more water. Water will help you flush out toxins from your skin. It is the best and the most effective way to keep your skin healthy and glowing.