5 Best and 5 Worst Foods for Healthy Skin

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Generally, people know that too many processed foods are no good, and that things like brown rice and salad are healthy additions. But there’s a lot of grey area in between, and not only do bad health choices effect your waistline but your skin as well. Stay glowing and acne free with these top choices to up your radiance, and ones to kick to the curb.

 

 

BEST
Olive oil. Its anti-aging benefits are undoubtful, 75 percent of fats in it is mono-saturated fatty acids, as well as the antioxidants polyphenols, which kill damaging free radicals.

 

 

WORST
White bread. This is the definition of refined carbs, and it’s the reason your skin isn’t doing so great. Foods high on the glycemic index give a sugar rush and promote inflammation. Opts for whole wheat or multigrain options instead.


 

BEST
Avocado. These guys are full of healthy fats which promote lots of functions in your body, including moisturized and springy skin. It contains compounds that protect from skin damage as well as providing vitamin E, and Vitamin C, which the skin need to create collagen.

 

 

WORST
Dessert. Those extra ice cream and cup cakes you’ve been putting away don’t just have an effect on your tummy, they have a direct effect on your skin and are preventing you from attaining that natural glow. Try antioxidant loaded honey instead.


 

BEST
Tomatoes. If you can handle the acidity, tomatoes will give you 3% more sun protection than olive oil, and contains the antioxidant lycopene, which increases skins natural SPF, canned tomatoes contain high amounts of it.

 

 

WORST
Alcoholic drinks. This dried out your skin, brings out fine inks and wrinkles, and create puffy eyes. They also contain lots of sugar, aтd we just talked about what havoc that wrecks on your body. The next day, press whole fat milk compresses beneath your eyes to lessen bags.


 

BEST
Fatty fish. Try fatty fish like mackerel which contains lots of b12, helping prevent dark spots and white spots. Wild salmon and herring are also high in omega 3 fatty acids, which keep skin supple and reduce inflammation as well as being high in vitamin E.


 

WORST
Hydrogenated fat and fried food. This seems obvious, but here’s the science behind it. When oil is cooked at super high heat, fats oxidize and don’t detox from the body, contributing to heart disease and greyed out, tiring looking skin.

 

 

BEST
Walnuts. Vegetarians who choose to opt out of meat need this food which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. It contains alpha linolenic acid, and deficiency in it can lead to eczema.


 

WORST
Artificial Sweeteners. While sugar is bad for you, artificial sweeteners are even worse. They might cut calories but irritate the body, creating inflamed, blotchy and red skin. Also, they contain aspartame which has been linked to cancer.