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!