Diet for Good Skin

Fri, 01 Oct 2010

Vitamin C, water, green tea and selenium ought to be part of a diet for great skin.

Vitamin C, as well as vitamins A and E, disarm harmful molecules called known as ‘free radicals’ which can speeden up the ageing process by rendering the skin less supple.

The vitamin helps make collagen, which ‘glues’ skin cells together. Great sources of vitamin C are to be found in fruits and vegetables like oranges, lemons, strawberries, grapefruit, kiwi fruit and green peppers.

For nice looking, plump skin, it needs lots of moisture. 6-8 glasses of water drunk daily help your kidneys to flush out toxins from the body.

Once toxins build up, you can develop skin problems such as acne. Proper hydration helps get rid of circles under the eyes and sunken eyes.

Green tea is full of antioxidants which protect cell membranes and prevent the body getting inflamed. It also contains compounds which neutralise dangerous free radicals and protect the skin from UV light, too much of which causes skin cancer .

Selenium is a key mineral for healthy skin cells. Eating wholegrain foods like wholemeal bread, walnuts, Brazil nuts, chicken, turkey, oysters and tuna provide your skin with a boost of selenium.

High levels of this mineral is considered to protect your skin from sun damage, problems with inflammation problems as well as dry skin related problems like eczema and psoriasis .
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