You’ve heard about “the glow,” but do you know how to get it? It’s actually less about what you put on your skin and more about what you eat. If you’re looking for a list of foods for glowing skin, you’ve come to the right place. Skinny Ms. has a list of the best superfoods for healthy skin.
Here are the Best 8 Superfoods to Eat for a Youthful Glow:
Cantaloupe. The beta-carotene in cantaloupe helps promote good skin by thinning out the outer layer of dead skin cells that can clog pores. Plus, studies show that beta-carotene may even help prevent wrinkles because it improves elasticity and stops some signs of premature aging. Click here to read more about how cantaloupe can benefit your health.
Cherries. Cherries get their bright red coloring from anthocyanins, a natural amino acid that has been shown to protect the body from the effects of oxygen, nitrogen, and UV rays. Cherries contain melatonin, too, which has been shown to help delay the aging process. Learn more about how cherries can help you look and feel great.
Chia Seeds. This ancient superfood contains powerful antioxidants that guard your skin against free radical damage and Omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce inflammation for younger looking skin. So, get on the cha-cha-cha-chia bandwagon! To learn more about chia seeds, click here.
Dark Chocolate. Yep, that’s right! Dark chocolate contains more of those free-radical-fighting antioxidants that help keep your skin looking younger. And, eating chocolate is bound to make you smile – and everyone looks better when they smile. Find out more about the health benefits of dark chocolate here.
Green Tea. Green tea has more of those lovely antioxidants – are you noticing a theme, here? Learn more about why we love green tea.
Olive Oil. The healthy fat in olive oil helps keep your skin soft and your hair shiny. Click here to learn about the other great reasons to use olive oil.
Oranges and Tomatoes. Foods rich in vitamin C do a lot to keep you looking fresh and healthy. And, yes, they have antioxidants, too. Click here to learn more about oranges, and here to learn about tomatoes.
Water. H2 Oh Yeah! Nothing makes a bigger difference in how you look and feel than hydration. Make sure to get your daily 8 ounces to maximize your skin’s elasticity and prevent wrinkles. Here is more information on the importance of drinking water.
Looking for more superfoods to add to your diet? Check out 50 Superfoods – The Ultimate Shopping List.
Do you have the glow? We’d love to know. Leave us a message in the comment section below. (Hey, that rhymed!)