3 Foods for Healthy, Glowing Skin

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If you are seeking clear, healthy, and tight skin, your best bet is a well-rounded, healthy diet filled with colorful fruits and vegetables and free of processed foods. There is no magic fruit or vegetable that will immediately give you healthy skin. However, a balanced diet with the foods listed below will help you get there.

 

Carrots

Carrots are rich in Vitamin A, which helps maintain collagen production. Collagen keeps your skin tight and reduces the sagging effect of aging. Add carrots to your salad, juice them, or eat with hummus for tight skin as you age.

 

Walnuts

Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts contain three grams per quarter cup serving. This “good fat” helps skin look healthier by keeping harmful toxins away and allowing good nutrients into your cell membranes. Add chopped walnuts to your oatmeal, chicken wrap, or homemade energy bars!

 

Avocados

Rich in Vitamin E, avocados protect your skin cells from free-radicals which are damage-causing precursors to skin cancer. Consider a quarter of an avocado spread across a piece of whole wheat toast, or adding avocado to your favorite green smoothie!

 

Why to Avoid Junk Food

If you fill your body with toxins found in junk food, it will try to push them out any way possible, including through your skin. Prevent acne by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet of fruits, fresh or steamed vegetables, and lean protein.