Nutrition is such an important aspect when it comes to staying fit and healthy. Since we were kids it’s been instilled in us to make sure we’re eating our veggies to stay healthy and happy. But what you eat also affects another important organ in your body— your skin. While everyone is running after achieving the dewy skin of their dreams, they tend to focus too much on the latest products and not enough on their diet.
The fact remains that your favourite skincare products can only do so much on the surface. Without adequate fresh fruits and vegetables, you may experience premature ageing, acne and acne scars, and even dry skin just to name a few. One of the best ways to rejuvenate your skin and get that radiant glow is with a healthy consumption of fruits. And I don’t mean that by just applying them to your face in paste form. So are you ready to have the best version of your skin? Include the following fruits in your diet and you’ll be seeing a visible difference in just weeks.
Here are 8 delicious fruits that you should incorporate into your diet to get a radiant complexion:
Rich in vitamin C like many fruits in the citrus family, it also carries a plethora of glow-inducing nutrients and has a potent amount of antioxidants. It not only brightens your skin complexion but flushes out any toxins and helps protect your skin from dark spots and photodamage. This is why consuming lemons in any form can transform the appearance of your skin. Make it part of your diet by adding it to your salads and other foods or straight-up drinking the juice with a little honey first thing in the morning.
Remember when the world went crazy over avocados? Well, it all was for a good reason. Avocados are rich in healthy fats dietary fibre, and vitamins E, A, C, K, B6, niacin, folate, and pantothenic acid. Which can overall significantly decrease total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, and increase HDL cholesterol levels. The abundance of vitamins is great for actually keeping your skin healthy in the long run. Plus it’s super easy to enjoy with your meals! Add them to your daily meals, like breakfast bowls, burritos, wraps, or sandwiches. Or just blend it together with some other greens for a cool healthy smoothie!
From skin to pulp, sweet and juicy oranges are a huge source of natural vitamin C, which as we mentioned before is one of the key ingredients for glowing skin. Part of the same family as lemons, it’s also a huge source of natural citrus oils to brighten up your dull complexion. Including oranges in your diet helps build natural collagen and keep your skin hydrated from the inside, and plump on the outside. Aside from munching it raw, you can press it to make a nice pulpy orange juice, or you can add them to recipes like salads, stews, pizza, cake, smoothies, and more. Just avoid adding too much sugar to your juice
To keep your skin healthy you also need to keep it hydrated. So watermelon being great for your skin shouldn’t really come as a surprise since it’s made up of 92 per cent water. The perfect cooling fruit for summer, it’ll quench your thirst in more ways than one while come together to give your skin a beautiful, healthy glow. Packed with nutrients like vitamins C, A and B1, they work together to improve uneven texture, prevent skin damage and even reducing inflammation. The watermelon’s high water content can also help to flush out body toxins and improve your bowel movement.
Another fruit well known for having high water content is cucumbers. They also contain a considerable amount of vitamin C and K, both of which are essential for making your skin appear bright and glowing. A rich source of natural hydration, it instantly amps up the moisture levels, acts as a cooling agent and give your skin an antioxidant boost.
A fantastic fruit that doesn’t get enough love, pomegranates are a great way to beat these harmful effects of environmental damage on your skin. While this fruit has sufficient amounts of vitamin C, K and minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, it also contains peel contains antioxidants. Which is fantastic for removing pigmentation and also helps in protecting the skin against UV-A and UV-B damage. Make the most of this fruit in your diet by eating a small bowl every day.
This succulent fleshy, and musky tang-tasting fruit is a common fruit served for breakfast, and sometimes while the unripe are cooked in soupy cuisines. Papaya literally is the key to perfect skin. Aside from its rich vitamins like A, B, C and E This wonder fruit also has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties including chymopapain, enzymes that can potentially fight oxidative stress that can cause skin damage.
Known as the king of fruits the yummy, juicy and succulent mango is a wonder food for rejuvenating your skin. Being a rich source of fibre and dietary sugar, this fruit is beneficial in keeping away tummy troubles such as constipation. Plus it also has anti-inflammatory properties and also protects the skin from any kind of DNA damage. Because the fruit is enriched with vitamins A, E, C and K, including flavonoids, polyphenolics, beta-carotene, and xanthophylls, basically all good for your nutrients, it’s often found in many cosmetic preparations.
Do you swear by any other foods to get a glowing complexion? Let us know your recommendations in the comments below.
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