Good Foods for Your Skin

Dark Chocolate
This sweet can reduce the skin’s roughness and can protect your skin from sun damage. The credit for these perks goes to the antioxidant, Flavonols, in it. If you don’t like dark chocolate, it can be substituted with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or cherries. However, you would have to consume a very large portion of these fruits for it to be equal.

Flaxseeds can erase fine lines and erase spots because of the omega-3 fatty acids they contain. These can be replaced with walnuts, flaxseed oil,  or salmon.

Safflower Oil
This oil is great for people with dry skin because it is a natural moisturizer. The moisturizing property comes from the omega-6 fatty acids that it contains. As a replacement, you could use corn, borage, or soybean oil.

Hot Green Tea
While it is hot, the tea gives off an antioxidant called catechins. This antioxidant works against cancer and inflammation.  While two to six cups a day will have desirable effects, it can be substituted with hot white tea.

When they are cooked, the phytochemical that makes tomatoes red can help get rid of skin-aging properties. A good replacement for tomatoes would be watermelon.

Carrots are good for clearing up breakouts on your skin because of the Vitamin A. Furthermore, it reduces the production of skin-cancer cells. If carrots (they recommend 16 baby carrots as a serving) are not  your favorite, they can be replaced with a cup of milk or cheddar cheese.

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes, which are filled with Vitamin C, can help smooth out your wrinkles. However, if you don’t like sweet potatoes, a large carrot or six ounces of orange juice will suffice.

Tuna in a Can
The selenium in canned tuna assists in keeping your skin tight and smooth. Furthermore, it acts as a protectant from the sun’s rays. Brazilian nuts or turkey would be a good substitute for the tuna.

Almonds are good for your skin because that contain Vitamin E, which is a great natural sunblock. If you don’t like almonds, a good substitute would be two tablespoons of peanut butter.

Because of spinach, your cells’ DNA could be helped to repair and maintain themselves. Many think of spinach as a way to increase cells’ ability to renew themselves. You could eat collard greens as a substitute for spinach with the same effect.

For a more detailed explanation of each food, click here.


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