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There are certain foods that will help keep your skin looking healthy and radiant with zero chemicals.  Take a break from chemical laden cleansers, scrubs, creams and serums for a while and consider alternatives that are good for you and the planet. 

We all need to eat more fruits and vegetables anyway, so load up on these super foods to give your skin a healthy boost! 

Almonds and Walnuts

Extremely rich in Vitamin E, which is essential for healthy skin, almonds have significant quantities of Vitamin B and several other minerals that keep your skin well nourished. It also has very high omega-3 content, an essential fatty acid that keeps skin supple.

Walnuts, on the other hand, contain the essential fatty acids that help improve skin. The antioxidants found in them are essential to skin regeneration and elasticity! In fact, just four walnuts daily will provide you with all their skin-protecting benefits!

Avocados

Abundant in essential oils and B-complex vitamins that nourish the skin, creamy and delicious fruit Avocados also contain plenty of Niacin (vitamin B3). This vitamin acts as an anti-inflammatory and soothes irritated or red/blotchy skin.

Unknown to many, avocados also contain more potassium than a banana (approximately 60 percent more!). Skin care products infused with avocado penetrate the skin evenly and quickly, making your skin smooth and moisturized!

Cantaloupes

With high amounts of vitamin A present, this fruit makes it one of the best foods for maintaining healthy skin. Cantaloupes also increase antioxidants in our body, which helps increase our ability to absorb free radicals. This of course means that skin problems are reduced because your skin is protected!

Baked Potatoes

Get your dose of copper from baked potatoes! Copper deficiency can reduce skin’s ability to heal and cause it to become rigid and lifeless. One baked potato (with the skin) provides 75% of our daily copper needs! When combined with vitamin c and zinc, copper produces elastin fibers that support the skin structure. Moreover, eating baked potatoes helps your body get those free radicals flowing and fighting off skin problems!

Mangoes

Have a dry, flaky complexion? A deficiency in vitamin A could be the cause. Get your dose of vitamin A from mangoes -- they contain more than 80% of daily vitamin A requirements, which is essential for maintaining and repairing skin cells. Mangoes also work as an antioxidant, fighting free-radical damage that cause premature skin aging.

Pick your favorites from this list and start adding them in your diet. It will surely work wonders for your skin!
 

Posted by CastMedic Designs on 10/30/13 at 04:34 PM

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