Glow from within: Eat your way to healthy skin
The month of January is all about making those resolutions that you try to stick to year in, year out. However, this year Tesco Mobile, along with frockadvisor, want to help you avoid all those bad recommendations, and make the best of 2016!It’s January, and everyone knows that the New Year and healthy eating go hand in hand. One thing you will notice about healthy eaters is their glow, and we all know that the best way to make your skin glow, is from within. Regardless of how many beauty products you use to cheat a sought after ‘glow’, ensuring that you eat well and maintain it, is what will really help you glow from within. Scroll below for a list of foods to start you on this glowy journey. Vitamin C benefits us in a number of ways, from strong and healthy immune system to making our skin more radiant looking. This super oxidant is also great for helping blemishes to heal properly and also for producing collagen that strengthens skin capillaries. The best sources of vitamin C are broccoli, blackcurrants, blueberries, kiwis, strawberries, oranges, papaya and sweet potatoes. Vitamin E supports healthy skin growth and protects the skin from cell damage. For vitamin E intake, eat foods like, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, avocado, pine nuts, sunflower oil, olive oil and green vegetables like spinach, asparagus, kale, broccoli and brussels sprouts. Healthy fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in fish, avocados, nuts and seeds provide essential fatty acids which helps to keep the skin supple, as it acts as a natural moisturiser for your skin. These types of fats also include vitamin E, which will help to protect the skin from cell damage. Omega 3 fats are essential fatty acids which should be included in everyone’s diet. Omega-3 fats are great for fighting inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. You will find omega-3 in oily fish and plant sources such as flaxeed oil, linseeds, walnut and rapeseed oil. Zinc helps to repair skin damage and keep the skin soft and supple. It is also involved in the functioning of the sebaceous glands in the skin, which keeps our skin naturally moisturised. Zinc-rich foods include fish, lean red meat, wholegrains, poultry, nuts, seeds and shellfish. Selenium is an antioxidant that works along vitamins E and C and is essential for the immune system. There have been studies carried out that suggest that a a diet rich in selenium can help protect against skin cancer and age spots. Brazil nuts are high in selenium and just four a day will provide the recommended daily allowance. Other good sources of selenium are fish, shellfish, tomatoes, broccoli, eggs and wheatgerm.