You’ve heard the term superfoods before, right? This word has been quite the buzz over the past few years. Everyone wants to know how to cook and consume super foods for SUPER health benefits! As your trusted friends, we are here to deliver. We have put together a list of seven superfoods that can promote healthy, glowing skin.
So, without further adieu…
#1: Flaxseed. Flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can make your cell membranes stronger. This helps to prevent those harmful toxins from being absorbed. The healthier the membrane, the plumper and younger your skin will look. Add flaxseed oil to your favorite smoothie recipe.
#2: Avocado. This antioxidant-packed fruit can help you fight off wrinkles. It is high in potassium, vitamin, and (good) fats. In fact, the monounsaturated fats in this fruit can protect your skin cells and prevent wrinkling. Toss an avocado in your salad, add it to your sandwich, include in a smoothie, or simply eat it with a spoon. Yum!
#3: Green Tea. Ah, green tea. It really is a magical drink. The polyphenols contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which protect against damaging ultraviolet rays. Steep your own tea for skin care in a cup.
#4: Berries. Blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, oh my! Their antioxidant content makes them a strong contender on this list. They can help protect the skin against sun damage and have anti-inflammatory properties.
#5: Dandelion leaves. No, not the yellow weed part! Eating its greens leaves can help your body cleanse the toxins out. Add a handful to your normal salad!
#6: Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to support the growth of collagen (the protein that smoothes out wrinkles). What a sweet benefit! Baked sweet potato fries, anyone?
#7: Wild Salmon. Salmon, when not farm-raised, is one of the best foods for omega-3 fatty acids. It can help to keep your skin supple and moisturized. A mineral called selenium is also prominent in salmon, which can protect your skin from sun exposure. Grill it up!
Take this list and run with it – straight to the grocery store! It’s about that time to reap these natural, healthy benefits.
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