When it comes to healthy foods the options are endless. What are 3 foods that not only provide a boost to skin but are also super easy to add to meals or grab on the go? These 3 are worthy for any healthy skin list.
Avocados are rich in Poly and Monounsaturated fatty acids to keep the skin moist and dewy looking, while protecting against inflammation and sensitivity. Theres also plenty of antioxidants such as Vitamin C, E and Carotinoids, all of which protect against the damaging effects of free radicals. You'll also find Biotin, a necessary B vitamin. We are talking plenty of elasticity and skin firming goodness. Don't like the taste? Avocados also make a wonderful mask for a topical option.
2. Seeds + Nuts
Raw seeds and nuts are a great way to provide our bodies with a variety of amino acids to build the protein chains we need for healthy tissue, and in particular the skin plumping collagen we all crave to keep our youthful looks. Lots of healthy fats and a variety of skin happy nutrients such as Copper, Zinc, B,A,C Vitamins, among others. Lots of choices here so be sure to mix it up. Throw a handful on salads or a snack on the go.
3. Cacao Nibs
Derived from the cacao bean, (eventually processed into dark chocolate) Cacao contains high levels of polyphenols and antioxidants (higher than red wine, black tea or green tea) which are all amazing for healthy skin by combating inflammation and the damaging effects of free radicals. Add a little to your cookie recipe, trail mix or protein shake.