As we begin to age, we start to notice changes in our skin. We see differences in complexion, in elasticity, in the color, and even in the texture. We want to hold on to our youthful skin for as long as possible. It is important to stay hydrated, eat well, and avoid long-term sun exposure in order to support healthy skin. Hydrating and avoiding the sun are much easier than eating well. There are so many food options available to us, how do we know which foods to choose to support healthy aging? Luckily, we have the answers! These six, nutrient-dense foods will help your skin feel and look healthy, hydrated, and glowing.
- Avocados. We have all heard about the healthy benefits of avocados at this point. They are the most popular superfood around, but did you know they can also provide amazing benefits for your skin? Avocados are full of healthy monounsaturated fats, which help your skin stay hydrated and elastic. These same healthy fats help you absorb the nutrients from your other foods, helping your skin and body utilize all the nutrients that you are giving it.
- Oranges. Oranges are an excellent source of Vitamin C and are also rich in antioxidants. Oranges also contain natural oils that help keep your skin hydrated. Vitamin C helps your body produce collagen, which keeps your skin looking youthful and feeling supple.
- Oats. Oats are a low-glycemic food. Low-glycemic means your body doesn’t experience a huge spike in blood sugar, which helps keep your body balanced and your skin free from wrinkles and acne. Oats are specifically good for your skin because they have anti-inflammatory properties which help prevent damage to skin cells.
- Salmon. Salmon is an incredible food for your skin as well as your overall health. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fats, which are linked to a variety of skin benefits including boosting hydration and improving overall tone.
- Grapes. Not many people consider grapes to be a superfood, but when it comes to improving the health of your skin, grapes could definitely be categorized as one. Grapes, eaten with the skin, have resveratrol which calms inflammation and can fight the harmful effects of UV light and sun damage.
- Brussels Sprouts. Brussels sprouts are packed with nutrients that are friendly to the skin. They have a high content of vitamins A and C and they are a good source of folate. All of these nutrients work together to promote collagen production, hydrate your skin, and help heal and protect your skin from sun damage.
By implementing these six foods into your diet, it’s likely that you’ll notice positive changes in your skin! For extra support in maintaining youthful skin, consider implementing Zychrome® into your daily routine. A suitable product that contains Zychrome® will help balance insulin levels which helps promote better overall health, healthy aging, and healthy skin. Email InterHealth at [email protected] for more information about where you can find products containing Zychrome®.