Food And Drink

Foods That Can Help Clear the Skin

There are a lot of foods that can help clear the skin. So I would like to help you pick the best ones. Include these foods in your diet and you shouldn’t have a problem with your skin.

Having trouble with your skin? Maybe it’s time to change your diet. Your diet can contribute to lots of changes in your skins appearance. Next time you go to the supermarket, be sure to check the isles for foods that can help clear the skin. There are a lot out there. And, try incorporating them into a healthy diet and cutting out the junk.

Here are 10 foods that can help clear the skin.

Nettles

Many people that have fallen into a bush of stingy nettles or even just brushed up against them whilst wearing shorts know how bad they can sting. But it may surprise you to find that they are in fact very useful when drunk as a tea, taken as a capsule or eaten in soup as they have an anti-inflammatory effect which helps by calming the skin and improving such conditions as eczema or acne. Nettles are also great for detoxifying, because of the high amount of antioxidants that protects your bodies from over production of free radicals – the chemical which causes damage to proteins, carbohydrates, fats and your DNA in your body.

Peppermint

I’m sure you all heard that peppermint tea is great for aiding digestion. But a steaming cup of peppermint tea also has more health benefits such as; relieving stress which is known to aggravate acne for example. Peppermint can also treat headaches, clear the sinuses and it’s really great for your skin too. Try substituting a cup of peppermint tea for your normal breakfast tea to see if it will have any difference in the quality of your skin.

Tomatoes

Try to include more tomatoes in your daily diet as are rich in vitamin C. The vitamin C in tomatoes helps to keep your skin firm and taught by aiding the production of collagen. Tomatoes also contain Lycopene which stimulates the skins circulation.

Oat Milk

Some people suggest that removing dairy products from your diet can ease symptoms of acne for some people. But, there’s no way of telling if it will work for you without trying for yourself. You could try substituting the milk in your diet for a alternative then monitor over time what difference it has on your skin. (It may be worth giving it a few weeks) One of the best alternatives is Oat Milk as it’s lactose free. It’s high in fiber and also high in folic acid and vitamin E which help to support healthy skin. Not to mention it is delicious.

Red Grapes

Red (Seeded) Grapes have been thought to be able to treat skin conditions such as; psorisis and eczema because of the powerful natural chemicals and antioxidants they contain. Red Grapes are also said to be able to help control effects of allergic reactions because of the natural antihistamines found in them. I recommend putting a couple of handfuls of red grapes with their seeds into a fresh fruit salad, or snack on them in between meals to help keep good quality skin.

Tofu

I can’t think of a better way to up your protein intake than including some tofu into a diet. Tofu, which is a substance derived from soya beans is a great source of vegetable protein. It also contains calcium and healthy unsaturated fats. It’s a perfect combination for someone suffering with a skin condition. Tofu, is rich in antioxidants plus copper, manganese and iron minerals too. Try freshly sprinkling Tofu over a salad or stir fry. And try adding other ingredients that are found within the 10 foods that can help clear the skin for a super skin health meal.

Alfalfa Sprouts

These tiny sprouts may look like nothing, but each stringy sprout is crammed with skin-clearing nutrients. Alfalfa contains: calcium, folic acid, manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, silicon and zinc among other healthy nutrients as well as a range of vitamins such as; Vitamins A, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamins C, E and Vitamin K… Phew, that is a large list of vitamins and nutrients. Who needs a multivitamin tablet when you can easily sprinkle a few alfalfa sprouts over your salad or meal. Alfalfa Sprouts are not too costly neither and they’re available at most supermarkets and health shops.

Broccoli

With the obvious exception of Kale, we struggle when contemplating a vegetable to include in our diet that’s more worthy of the title superfood than broccoli. The antioxidants like vitamins A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, E and K all help keep your skin invigorated by helping to repair any damaged skin. Not to mention the omega 3 fatty acids, folate and calcium found in our broccoli florets; they will all help support the healing and aid healthy functioning skin cells too. My advice to you would be to add some Broccoli to a raw salad or steam your delicious florets to get the most out of them.

Eggs

Eggs are really good for your skin, especially the yolk. It’s filled with protein, selenium and zinc as well as other essential vitamins.

Cottage Cheese

Last, but not least. If you would like a high protein, skin-clearing boost that’s packed with selenium consider adding some cottage cheese to your diet. Try adding some to a salad serving with some spinach and broccoli. Your skin will most definitely thank you for it.

I hope you liked my post on foods that can help clear the skin. And I hope you will incorporate some of these nutritious, delicious foods into your diet.

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