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Eat these 10 foods if you want to get rid of your dark circles

Published on:12 October 2020, 16:44pm IST
If you have been wondering how you can reduce dark circles, then before you apply that fancy cream—include these superfoods in your diet.
Dr Rohini Patil
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Your diet can help you combat dark circles. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Dark circles are common among people the world over. They make you look older than your age and are just not desirable. But have you ever wondered what causes them?

Well, there are multiple reasons for dark circles—including feelings of anger, lack of sleep, poor diet, alcohol, stress, smoke, and pollution.

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If you’ve been wondering how to reduce dark circles, then fret not: here’s help. These foods can go a long way in helping you remove dark circles naturally.

1. Tomato

Tomatoes help protect the delicate skin under the eyes by boosting blood circulation and keeping the skin healthy. Tomatoes are high in antioxidants, in particular lycopene, that helps to protect blood vessels and improve circulation to the eyes. Tomatoes are also a rich source of vitamin cC, potassium and vitamin K—all of which help to give you a healthy skin.

2. Cucumber

Cucumber has high water content that rehydrates the skin. Consuming cucumber also helps to boost collagen production and fights uneven tone of skin. This fruit is also rich in vitamins K, A, E, and C that improve coagulation, elasticity of blood vessels, and blood clotting.

3. Watermelon

Watermelon is rich in antioxidants including beta carotene that supports eye health. It contains 92% water which helps it hydrate the body. It also contains vitamins B1, B6, and C as well as potassium and magnesium.

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Say hi to watermelon and bye to puffy eyes. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. Blueberries

They are rich in omega 3, vitamins K and C, and manganese—all of which are needed for good eye health. It helps to improve circulation to the eyes and protect blood vessels.

5. All foods rich in vitamin E

Foods rich in vitamin E help to fight enzymes that break the skin elasticity. Vitamin E fights free radicals which causes wrinkles and ageing. It also helps to remove blemishes and dark circles. Foods like almond, peanuts, sunflower seeds, spinach, and broccoli are good sources of vitamin E.

6. Green vegetables

Eating green veggies improves the texture of the skin by boosting blood circulation. Green veggies like spinach and broccoli are rich in vitamin K that plays an essential role in promoting blood circulation to reduce discolouration and puffiness.

7. Orange

Orange is rich in vitamins C and A, both of which help to increase collagen and remove free radicals from the skin.

8. Beetroot

The red pigment in beetroot comes from betalain antioxidants that help to detoxify the body and are good for eye health. Apart from this, beetroot is rich in dilate, magnesium, and vitamin c that helps to reduce dark circles.

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Sip on that beetroot juice to avoid dark circles. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
9. Papaya

Papaya is rich in vitamin A which helps to get rid of dark circles and it also has anti-ageing benefits for the skin. It also boasts of magnesium and vitamin C. It is also known as a natural bleaching agent that helps to remove dark circles and clear the skin.

10. Water

Drinking water helps to reduce dark circles and puffiness below the eyes.  Water helps to flush out toxins from the body and reduces salt concentration around the eye area.

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Before you go, remember…

Many people run after supplements and creams to get rid of dark circles. This is not a permanent solution. To get rid of dark circles, you need to have a proper and healthy diet. Include foods mentioned above in your diet, drink enough water, and sleep for at least seven to eight hours at night.  This will definitely help to reduce dark circles.

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Dr Rohini Patil Dr Rohini Patil

Dr. Rohini Patil is an MBBS and a nutritionist. Over the last eight years she has passionately done intense research in the field of diet, nutrition, fitness, mental health and overall lifestyle modifications. She is the founder & CEO of Nutracy Lifestyle.