Nutrients for Healthy Skin
A healthy and wholesome diet can lead to healthier-looking skin. Nourishing your skin starts from within. Eat the right balance of whole foods and you will feed your skin the important nutrients it needs to stay healthy and glowing.
Fruits and vegetables
The fruit and vegetables you eat contain powerful and potent antioxidants that help to protect your skin from cellular damage caused by free radicals. Excessive sunlight, pollution and smoking are the cause of free radical damage which in turn cause wrinkling and age spots. It is important to eat a rainbow of colourful fruits and vegetables per day. This means two -three serves of fruit and at least 4-5 servings of vegetables per day.
Vitamin CVitamin C is not only an important vitamin playing a very vital role in cellular function, it is also a powerful antioxidant. When it comes to the skin, vitamin C helps produce collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin.
Great food sources of vitamin C are:
- Citrus fruits;
- Sweet potato;