In short, you are what you consume and the healthier you eat the more your body will thank you in the form of a fit mind and body. Carbohydrates (sugar) and unhealthy fats age skin faster than your birthdays do.
Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, encourage thick and supple skin. Omega-3 deficiencies themselves can impact your skin negatively by making them dry and prone to the sun. Salmon, mackerel, and herring are good examples of fish with high amounts of Omega-3. They aid in fighting the negative effects of UV rays from the sun.
Walnuts, an old friend of this blog, makes fatty acids. These are unavailable in the body naturally. Proclaiming itself as the king of all nuts, it contains more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than any other nut. These prevent skin inflammations.
Zinc also helps fight inflammation and bacteria cluttering your skin. Since they are known to help heal wounds, they reduce acne scarring significantly compared to someone who doesn’t have zinc in their diet. Foods rich in zinc include : walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cashews, lentils, fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, nuts and fatty fish. It is recommended that 40mg of zinc is to be consumed every day to treat acne.
Carotenoids play the role of a natural sunblock and as fate may have it, sweet potatoes contain beta carotene. This prevents dry and wrinkly skin and sunburns. Paying tribute to its name, large amounts of beta carotene gives your skin a warm orange tone. Other items containing carotenoids include oranges, carrots and spinaches.