Top 10 Foods You Must Eat/Juice For Youthful, Hydrated Skin

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Your skin is perhaps the greatest indicator of your age and your overall health. If you do not take care of your skin, you may spend your life looking older than your chronological age.

On the other hand, if you are careful about limiting your exposure to the sun, consuming healthy, fresh foods, and making sure your skin stays clean, you could look years younger than you really are.

 

What Your Skin Needs

One of the most important things your skin needs is water. It is that simple: hydration is a huge part of keeping your skin healthy, as hydration improves your skin’s flexibility and ability to heal. If you are consistently dehydrated, you may notice an increase in fine lines and wrinkles.

However, for most people, it is not enough to simply get water from your beverages. You must also eat plenty of foods that are high in water. Keep reading to learn about the 10 best foods for hydrating your skin.

 

Foods For Healthy Skin

As a side note, don’t forget about the power of drinking fresh juices. Juicing is a quick way to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables, and most of these ingredients can be added to any juice without problems.

 

1. Flaxseeds

If your skin has breakouts (acne, eczema or psoriasis) you absolutely must be eating flaxseeds for your skin.

The omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseeds form a protective layer around your skin, helping it to fight off the effects of the sun, toxins, and free radicals.

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2. Oats

After flaxseeds, eating oats is essential in “cleaning out” your gut to prepare it for maximizing nutrients absorption.

Eating a bowl of oats for breakfast daily helps improve regularity and a clean gut that is necessary for skin improvement.

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3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A, C and K, that are beneficial for treating acne. Lycopene content in tomato is a powerful antioxidant, which helps reduce the inflammatory response to UV damage by neutralizing harmful molecules that are produced in the skin as a result. Sun damage from UV exposure includes premature wrinkles and skin cancer.

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4. Spinach

Spinach  is loaded with useful vitamins like Vitamin A, C, E and K, as well as vital minerals. These nutrients play an important role in skincare.

Adding spinach in your juice regularly helps maintain the youthfulness of your skin and slows down age-related degeneration, making your skin look hydrated and healthy.

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5. Strawberries

Strawberries contain the antioxidant ellagic acid, which prevents collagen destruction which is one of the major causes of wrinkle formation. Ellagic acid is also useful to protect the skin from harmful UV damage.

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6. Grapefruit

Grapefruit contains high amount of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, minerals that benefit the skin and protect the skin from environmental hazards.

It also aids in the production of skin collagen that brings smoothness and elasticity to the skin.

The retinol antioxidant gives your skin softness and, renews damaged skin and treats skin pigmentation.

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7. Broccoli

Broccoli contains glucoraphanin that is beneficial for skin regeneration when the skin is prone to sun damage. It also contains beta carotene, vitamin E, and various B vitamins that help the skin by giving it a glow and keeping looking youthful.

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8. Radishes

Radishes are great for your skin in a number of ways. They are an excellent source of antioxidants, making in an effective anti-aging food. They have high water content as well, rich in vitamin C, phosphorus and zinc that are beneficial for keeping your skin look fresh for a longer duration.

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9. Watermelon

As its name implies, watermelon is high in water content. In fact, 91% of this melon is water. Although sweet, eating watermelon it is a great way to curb your sugar consumption and indulge your sweet tooth. Eating or drinking the juice of watermelon is not only beneficial for hydrating the skin, it also is helpful for reducing bodily fluid retention.

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10: Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe, like watermelon, has very high content of water and minerals. It has as much water content as watermelon and extremely low in calories. The high content of vitamins A and C makes cantaloupe a beneficial food for hydrating the skin.

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Sources:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/hydrating-foods-dry-skin-hair_n_2193919.html
http://wellandgood.com/2013/08/05/4-juice-recipes-for-great-skin-from-celeb-facialist-joanna-vargas/
http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/9-healthy-hydrating-foods#hd1M92QStW4lAVzq.97

 

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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of Juicing-for-Health.com. She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.

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