Top Five Foods for Glowing Skin

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Top Five Foods for Glowing Skin

When we think of summer skin, we think healthy, vibrant skin. That doesn't have to go away with the first day of autumn. We know that healthy nutrition is key to maintaining a properly functioning body. Our organs rely on it, and our biggest organ, our skin, can be a fast indicator of when we might not be eating and drinking optimally for our health. Ready to feel great in your skin? Here are some tips for eating for better skin:

#1 Hydrate

Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is the first step to looking and feeling your best. Healthy clean water consumption keeps our skin supple and helps it rid itself of toxins.

#2 Swap out butter for olive oil

Full of healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidant polyphenols, olive oil can help extinguish free radicals which damage and age the skin. Olive oil also promotes the natural production of collagen, keeping you looking young and bright for the cold season, as well as years to follow.

#3 Swim in fish

Similarly to olive oil, fatty fish such as salmon or fresh tuna are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids which are one of the primary building blocks to a healthy complexion. Adding fish to your diet may also help reduce inflammation, while keeping skin thick, strong, and moisturized. Fatty acids help hydrate your skin from the inside out, which is crucial after months in the sun!

#4 Get sweet on Sweet Potatoes

Along with dark green vegetables and carrots, sweet potatoes contain high amounts of beta-carotene, which acts as a natural, internal sunblock to keep you looking young. Sun exposure is the leading cause of ‘aged-looking’ skin, and while these vegetables can’t be substituted for sunblock, there is no harm in protecting your cells from the inside out. Eating enough orange vegetables may also give your skin a slight tint, leaving your skin with an enviable golden glow all year round. Veggies really are the best!

#5 Eat your Broccoli

With high quantities of vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc, this vegetable helps to nourish and replenish vitamins lost with exfoliation. Broccoli also contains high amounts of Sulforaphane, which has been shown to reduce the amount of UV damage to skin cells by up to 29% (Kleszczyński, 2009).

BONUS: Try a clean collagen supplement

Orgain Collagen Peptides have been shown to improve skin, hair, and nail health as well as digestion, which is why everyone seems to be adding this tasteless supplement to smoothies, coffee, tea, oatmeal, or even just dissolving in one of those eight glasses of water/day.   The changing of seasons can be a great opportunity to kickstart healthy changes in your life, and simply adding certain foods into your healthy diet and active lifestyle can help you get that glow on!

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