There are no “superfoods” for skin, but a diet including a variety of colorful vegetables is basically magic for healthy looking skin. Plants contain phytonutrients, a substance responsible for the bright colors of fruits and vegetables. Phytonutrients have amazing health benefits and each pigment is responsible for a different biological function. Aim to eat a wide variety of different colored vegetables each week and your skin will thank you!
- Orange/yellow/red- antioxidants, cell growth
- Purple/blue- reduces inflammation
- Green- detoxifies
- White/brown- balances hormones, reduces inflammation
Vitamins & minerals are essential for keeping your skin looking young and glowing! A diet high in fruits and vegetables can ensure you are getting an array of important nutrients. For example, vitamin C plays a role in keeping your skin looking young because it’s an antioxidant that can help protect against UV damage, decrease wrinkles and is required for collagen production. Magnesium, an essential mineral, is necessary for supporting hormone functions and helps with stress relief and controlling hormonal acne.
Tip: Local/seasonal fruits and vegetables contain more nutrients because they are picked at peak ripeness and not stored for long periods of time.
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