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Beauty is skin deep: foods that are good for you skin!
Published On: July 19, 2013, 00:57 GMT
 
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Beauty is skin deep: foods that are good for you skin!

olive oil, an example of a healthy oil

The skin is the largest organ of the body which is one of the first things that make us attractive. You are what you eat, and the foods you eat can keep your skin healthy or feeling great. Here are certain foods that are good for your skin.

1.Carrots
This crunchy snack is loaded with vitamin A, which helps balance the pH of your skin's surface, making it just acidic enough to fend off harmful bacteria. Plus National Cancer Institute researchers found that people with the highest intakes of carotenoids—pigments that occur naturally in carrots—were six times less likely to develop skin cancer than those with the lower intakes.

2.Salmon
The common healthy-skin ingredients in these foods are essential fatty acids, which not only block harmful irritants, but also act as the passageway for nutrients coming in and out and for waste products to get in and out of the cell. The stronger that barrier is, the better your skin cells hold moisture.

3.Healthy oils
The common healthy-skin ingredients in these foods are essential fatty acids, which not only block harmful irritants, but also act as the passageway for nutrients coming in and out and for waste products to get in and out of the cell. The stronger that barrier is, the better your skin cells hold moisture.

4. Whole wheat bread
These foods are rich in the mineral selenium, which plays a key role in the health of skin cells. In fact, studies show that even skin damaged by the sun may suffer fewer consequences if selenium levels are high.

5.Green tea
The skin-health assets in this drink are matchless. It has anti-inflammatory properties, protects the cell membrane, and may even reduce the risk of some cancers.

6.Water
Good hydration is a key to healthy looking skin, and there's nothing better than pure, clean water to quench your body's thirst.

Healthy living is not easy for we the junk food lovers but it is worth it.


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