Posted on June 16 2017
This is what you need to eat for great skin.
Green tea is high in a powerful antioxidant called "polyphenol"
Try exchanging one of your cups of coffee with a cup of green tea. Or have a glass of chilled green tea instead of soda or juice.
With 96 percent water these are probably the most hydrating vegetable out there. Simply add a few slices to salads, sandwiches, and wraps for a hydrating boost.
Tomatoes are high in lycopene which shield your skin against sunburn and prevent sun related ageing. Add tomato puree to your favourite dishes or eat them raw in a salad. The good news - even commercial tomato sauce contains high amounts of lycopene (but keep in mind they are also usually high in sugar and salt)
Berries are high in antioxidants, polyphenols, and flavanoids, which help neutralize free radicals from your body, helping to slow down the aging process. Think strawberries, mulberries, blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries etc Keep a bowl on your desk or kitchen counter to encourage healthy snacking all day, or blend frozen berries into your morning smoothie.
Eggs are high in omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation and make your complexion look clearer and more even. They also reduce the risk of skin conditions associated with inflammation, such as rosacea and eczema, which cause redness and dry patches, respectively. If eggs are not your thing, try spinach which is also a good source of Vitamin E
Water HAD to make this list. Drinking sufficient amounts of water keeps your skin hydrated, making it appear smoother and more supple. If you find it difficult to drink enough water, just add a few slices of lemon or mint or orange peel to your jug of water. This flavoured water is easier to sip and ensures you get enough for the day. If you arent sure whether you are drinking enough check the colour of your urine - A pale yellow colour indicates that you're well hydrated. You should always drink more when it’s hot out or when you exercise.
(Story inspired by www.everydayhealth.com)