Healthy Food for Healthy Skin
Foods that have antioxidant properties are important because they help repair damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. Foods and their antioxidant chemicals that will help keep the skin looking good include :
Olive oil – (monounsaturated fatty acids)
Tomatoes – (lycopene)
Dark chocolate – (cocoa flavanoids)
Kelp – (lutein and zeaxanthin)
Orange peels – (limonene)
Red wine – (reservatol)
Cold water fish such as tuna, swordfish sardines and salmon (omega 3 – fatty acids)
Sunflower seeds – (vitamin E)
Other types of foods help the skin maintain its elasticity by promoting production of collagen. These include: soy (isoflavanoids), pumpkin and yogurt (vitamin A), oysters (zinc), and lean meats for their protein content. Water is always very important because it keeps the body hydrated.
It is important to avoid foods that are made from refined carbohydrates and also those containing unhealthy fats. Besides being unhealthy for the entire body, these can lead to premature aging of the skin. .Fried foods or foods that contain a large amount .of sugar can cause acne to develop in adolescents.
While a healthy diet is important for the whole body but there are some foods that can really help you to have nice looking skin. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, please call 718-206-7001.
All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.