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Having trouble with your skin, or just want healthier skin in general? No worries, we’ve got you covered. The key to healthier skin is all in the famous saying—you are what you eat. Consuming healthy, nutrient-dense food will give your skin the life it deserves. We’re going to inform you of several foods to consume to give your skin a healthy glow, which includes some of your favorites!

Broccoli

No need to scuff at broccoli anymore, as it has many nutrients to satisfy your skin, such as lutein, and sulforaphane which protects your skin. Lutein is a carotenoid similar to beta-carotene. Also, it contains zinc. 

Avocado

Is there anything the avocado can’t do? It’s loved by all and can be made into anything, including the infamous guacamole. Avocados are high in healthy fats, which keep skin moisturized and flexible. It has a combination of vitamins E and C, which is known to protect your skin from the sun.

Sunflower seeds

This simple snack has vitalizing nutrients such as vitamin E, selenium, and zinc.

Walnuts

A great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, there are so many antioxidants found in walnuts. This includes selenium, vitamin C, and vitamin E.  

Yellow or Red Bell Peppers

If you need plenty of beta-carotene, eat bell peppers. Vitamin C is also found in both yellow and red bell peppers. 

Fish

Fatty fish has vitamin E, which protects the skin from inflammation and damage. If you want protection and more healing of your skin, eat oily fish to increase your zinc intake. Also, it’s not the wrong source of protein!

Sweet Potatoes

A phenomenal source of beta-carotene. One ½ cup serving is four times more than the recommended daily intake of vitamin A. It can protect your skin from damage, acting as a natural sunblock. 

Tomatoes

Eat a tomato, and protect your skin from free radicals, consuming dosage of lycopene, lutein, and vitamin C.

Green Tea

If you want to preserve elasticity and thickness, consume green tea for its catechins and antioxidants.  

Dark Chocolate

One of the most potent antioxidants to protect the skin, cocoa! Fight off free radicals and severe UV rays with dark chocolate. 

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We hope you have found this article informative as you are on your way to healthier skin. Contact us today at 508.990.1900 if you would like any assistance or to speak with a professional, we’d love to hear from you!