Eat Your Way to Beautiful, Younger Skin

Written by Dr. Howard Murad on . Posted in Enhance, Monthly Moments with Dr. Murad

There are many foods that can help keep skin looking and feeling fresh. Concentrating on water-rich foods is a great way to help build healthy and strong cell membranes as well as keeping your body hydrated. Stay on the below food-friendly path to naturally youthful, radiant skin!

Orange Colored Foods: Carrots, sweet potatoes and oranges are packed with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, both of which help restore and give life back to damaged collagen. Eat carrots with hummus for a nice, healthy snack, baked sweet potatoes as a side dish at dinner and don’t feel guilty about that tall glass of organic orange. Your skin will thank you.

Beans: These protein-rich foods help your body produce the vital anti-aging substance, hyaluronic acid, which helps support connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid is also a natural moisturizer for the cells, helping smooth fine lines and wrinkles from the inside-out.

Berries: Colorful, tasty and protective, berries help fend off free radicals that age the skin while simultaneously boosting collagen production levels. Throw in a handful of raspberries, blueberries and pomegranate seeds into your next smoothie for added flavor and skin safety.

Leafy Greens: Spinach, cabbage and kale contain a powerful antioxidant called lutein which recent studies have shown can aide in skin hydration and elasticity, fighting off pesky wrinkles. So don’t skimp on the salad, it’s helping your skin!

By incorporating just a few of these foods, you can eat your way to health and youthful skin.


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