2/24/2014

Yummy Winter Foods for Healthy Skin

From December through April, the winter weather can play havoc on your skin. Blustery winds,
Nutritious foods keep skin healthy in winter.
sub-zero temperatures, insurmountable snow and even snow glare, can cause damage and wrinkling very easily. Eating certain foods packed with nutrients such as dark chocolate, and those also noted below, will help keep your skin beautifully smooth, supple and healthy as possible.

Dark Chocolate ~ (also known as Cocoa) as well as tea and red wine, naturally contain flavonoids that increase the blood flow to the skin, boosting oxygen supply and nutrients key in keeping the skin healthy.

Edamame ~ (soybeans in pods) act like antioxidants that preserve skin-firming collagen by basically looking for and wiping out harmful radicals caused by sun exposure.

Egg Yolk ~ protects skin from UV damage due to the carotenoid known as lutein.

Soy Milk ~ because of the isoflavones contained in soy milk, it is helpful in preserving skin-firming collagen when exposed to ultraviolet radiation causing fewer wrinkles and smoother skin.

Carrots ~ are rich in beta carotene and lycopene which helps to shied the skin from UV damage.

Omega-3 Enriched Fish ~ is important in keeping skin looking youthful and preventing cancer while preserving collagen that firms and reduces inflammation, which can cause tumor growth. It’s recommended that two servings of fish weekly will keep both your skin and heart healthy.

Broccoli ~ Vitamin C enriched foods, like broccoli, ward off wrinkles and age-related dryness, according to research noted in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Spinach ~ Rich in lutein, this vegetable protects the skin from UV damage.

Pumpkin ~ turns orange due to the beta carotene it contains, which protects the skin from UV damage as well as keeping your eyes, immune system and bones healthy.

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