Nosh on these 5 superfoods to flaunt glowing skin in winter

You ate what you eat! If you want glowing skin, stock up on these 5 superfoods that will promise you the best results!
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What you eat shows on your skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Garima Goyal Updated: 5 Jan 2023, 20:13 pm IST
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Food can do wonders for your health, and when it comes to glowing beautiful skin — good food can have a great impact. It can give you clear skin, and an overall natural glow! So, how about knowing about some superfoods that can give you glowing skin?

Superfoods for glowing skin

1. Flaxseeds

These tiny shots of goodness are packed with alpha-linolenic acid, a type of essential fatty acid called omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds contain antioxidants and lignans, which prevent fine lines and give you clear skin. They also tend to absorb moisture, so can pack the hydration for a longer duration and deal with dry skin.

2. Coenzyme Q10

Now, this vitamin-like substance can easily be found in some foods like organ meats, oily fish, berries, leafy greens, seeds, etc. CoQ10 is naturally produced in the body and is responsible for energy production in cells. But this production tends to decrease as we age. Consuming Coq10 rich foods help the skin cells rejuvenate by energy production, as well as promotes antioxidant action.

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Don’t forget to add green foods to your diet, for glowing skin! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Green leafy vegetables

Leafy greens are rich in two major supernutrients that are essential for beautiful skin. These are vitamins C and E. Vitamin C promotes collagen production in the body and helps to boost skin elasticity. Vitamin E blocks free radicals, which tend to fasten the aging process. Its cleansing action also heals sunburns and lightens dark spots effectively.

4. Nuts

Taking about superfoods for skin, you definitely cannot miss nuts like almonds, walnuts, as well as peanuts. Almonds tend to keep dry skin at bay, especially since they are packed with vitamin E. Walnuts are rich in choline, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids, and even provide zinc and selenium as well. These are all known for promoting better skin! You can also stock up on peanuts, these provide vitamin B3, also called niacin. One cannot simply ignore the countless benefits of this vitamin, when it comes to healthy skin, as it is involved in keratin synthesis.

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Cnsuming nuts can give your glowing skin! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Tomatoes

Last but not the least, tomatoes offer a large amount of lycopene and lutein — two powerful phytonutrients that are also known for their antioxidant activities. Their astringent properties also help prevent excess sebum – also reducing oil buildup!

While these foods would help, following a healthy skin regime is also important. Make sure you have a high water intake, and protect yourself from sun and pollution. After all, you need them all to get natural and glowing skin!

 

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About the Author

Garima Goyal is a registered dietician from Ludhiana and has an experience of over 8 years. She is also a certified diabetes educator and can handle complications related to diabetes such as hypoglyecima and kidney diseases. She also provides plans for hospital patients, weight management, blood pressure, cholesterol, typhoid, child nutrition and sports nutrition. She is a keto dietician as well and specialises in IBS and IBD diets. ...Read More

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