Foods for Healthy Skin

Our ancient ancestors spent their days hunting deer and gathering berries in the forests. Today, our idea of “hunting and gathering” involves driving to the nearest pizzeria or drive-thru. There are a number of proponents who support a more natural diet that hearkens back to a simpler time – before fried foods, microwavable conveniences, and fattening grease became our staples. Watching what we eat is not only important in the prevention of life-threatening diseases later in life, but is also important for having healthier skin today. Here are some foods to consider that help skin problems.

Foods For Dry Skin
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Salmon, Avocados, Flax seed, Tuna, Nuts
Riboflavin: Cereal grains, Dairy, Leafy Greens, Meat, Vegetables
Vitamin A: Cantaloupe, Carrots, Passion Fruit, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes
Vitamin B6: Broccoli, Bok Choy, Fish, Green Pepper, Meat, Poultry, Sweet Potato
Vitamin C: Broccoli, Cabbage, Guava, Oranges, Papayas
Niacin: Cereal, Eggs, Fish, Nuts, Meat, Poultry
Zinc: Oysters, Beef, Crab, Beans
Sulfur: Garlic, Onions, Eggs

Foods For Oily Skin
Cold Water Fish: Salmon, Albacore Tuna, Halibut, Herring, Sardines, Trout
Vitamin A: Apricots, Broccoli, Carrots, Leafy Greens, Mango, Papaya, Tangerines
Vegetable Oils
Yarrow Tea

Foods For Younger Skin
Tomatoes – Protect against inflammation
Beans – Repair damaged skin cells
Salmon – Improves elasticity
Green Tea – Fights against wrinkles
Citrus Fruits – Contains antioxidants
Acai Berry – Contains antioxidants
Dark Chocolate – Contains antioxidants

Choose your foods to help your individual skin issues and improve your body … inside and out!