Blueberries, asparagus, broccoli, salmon, whole grain bread – and hold the sugar, red meat, and bleached flour. That’s what the experts say could help you eat your way to healthier-looking skin.
Antioxidant-rich foods can help combat the natural processes that wear down your body in general and your skin in particular. Nutritionists suggest that an antioxidant-rich diet is a good choice for skin health, with broccoli, carrots, berries, whole-grain cereals and fish on your grocery list. There’s no secret ingredient or sole contributor to a “healthy skin diet,” but regularly eating well and choosing these super foods is the key.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale University School of Medicine and author of “The Wrinkle Cure,” emphasizes antioxidants in his approach to a skin-healthy diet too, and believes the ideal skin-healthy meal would include a six-ounce serving of fresh grilled salmon, a romaine lettuce salad with lemon juice and olive oil for a dressing, and fresh cantaloupe.
Fish is at the top of Perricone’s skin health list of anti-aging foods, because fatty fish contains important nutrients and Omega 3 fatty acids. He lists salmon, albacore tuna, and mackerel as great additions to any skin-healthy diet.
The bottom line is that aging is a natural process that can be influenced by what we eat, so make good nutrition a fundamental part of your efforts to look better.