You Are What You Eat: Five Foods for Glowing Skin

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You Are What You EatEver hear the saying that beauty is on the inside? Well when it comes to glowing skin, nothing could be truer. While taking care of your skin and staying out of the sun certainly plays a role in creating a glowing complexion, eating the right foods can provide your skin with an inner spark that no product could rival. According to leading dermatologists, adding these five foods to your diet could be the first step to getting your glow on.

Avocado - Avocados are packed with vitamins and mono unsaturated fats that when eaten in moderation, may help improve skin elasticity, smoothness, and reduce fluid retention. Adding just a few slices a day to a salad or sandwich is enough to reap the benefits.

Salmon - While fish is usually healthy, salmon in particular is full of omega fatty acids essential for great skin. Eating just three servings of salmon a week may help reduce fluid retention and inflammation, and the essential oils serve as a natural wrinkle defense, leaving skin smoother and suppler.

Raspberries/Blueberries - Raspberries and blueberries are one of the best natural antioxidants around. Eating these berries can help to destroy free radicals in the body that make skin look dull, and vitamin C may strengthen your capillaries for better blood flow allowing you to regain a natural flush to your cheeks. Try adding these wonder berries to a smoothie or eat a cup of raw berries a day as a snack.

Brown Rice - In addition to being a part of a healthy diet, brown rice actually acts much like a beauty cream. The hearty whole grain actually contains ceramides, a lipid molecule that actually helps your skin to retain moisture. Including just a ½ cup of brown rice with your daily lunch or dinner is enough to keep skin hydrated and combat fine lines, dryness, and dullness.

Olive Oil - Olive oil has been touted for its health and skin benefits for centuries. The wonder oil is packed with monounsaturated fat that helps improve skin tone and texture, and contains an antioxidant called polyphenol. Just two tablespoons a day added to salads or pasta is enough to do the trick.

So enjoy these five wonder foods and prepare yourself for a healthy glow in no time flat!

By Jen Mathews
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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