Foods for healthy skin

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

-Hippocrates, ancient Greek physician

It is probable that you have come across articles in the world wide web and in magazines outlining the relationship between diet and health. How controlling the salt in your diet helps in keeping your blood pressures at optimum levels, how reducing oil is good for your heart,etc… All these hypotheses are scientifically proven and following these dietary advices will cut your health budget by a considerable amount in the long run. Add to that lesser number of sick leaves you need to take, which you dread of. There is a similar interplay between the food you eat and your skin health. Stuffing your brunches and dinners with nutritious, vitamin rich food can give your skin that additional glow that you have always dreamed about.

Below are some skin friendly foods and their health benefits:

Fish: The omega-3 fatty acids nourishes your skin and helps it fight against aging.

Green Vegetables: Including those verdant green Lettuce’s and Spinaches into your shopping bag will keep your skin forever young. Vitamin E found in replete quantities in these leafy vegetables works in tandem with Vitamin C to fight aging.

Peppermint: Adding peppermint leaves in tea will help you alleviate unwanted stress. Stress is known to be one of the reasons behind acnes that develop on your face.

Tomatoes: This fruit from the berry family is rich in vitamin C which prevents the loosening of skin.

Red Grapes: Red grapes contain natural anti-oxidants which help fight skin diseases like psoriasis.

Avacado: Avacado’s are rich in vitamin E which help in giving your skin a lustrous glowy look.

Water: Last but never the least, water is perhaps the most underrated skin tonic. Drinking water at regular intervals helps you flush out the toxins in your system.

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The information provided in Dr. Dixit's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.