Start your year with a visibly radiant skin with these 5 skin-friendly superfoods

Updated on:6 January 2020, 16:12pm IST
These superfoods can give you radiant skin within a week to make sure you start your New Year glowing brighter than a 100-watt bulb.
Sonakshi Kohli
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Up your broccoli intake to get that glowing and radiant skin. GIF Courtesy: GIPHY

You know, there is no shortcut to success or a glowing, healthy skin in life. So, the only reason we’re recommending these foods to you is for you to actually be able to see their amazing effect on your skin and in the process, develop healthy eating habits too once you’re impressed by them.

So, give these five superfoods a try if you want to shine bright like a diamond.

1. Aloe vera
Drinking the viscous liquid this magical succulent plant oozes out, empty stomach every morning can work wonders for your skin.

As per a study conducted in 2014, since drinking aloe vera can aid digestion as well as flush out toxins from your body, it means that it can also affect the skin—in a positive way, of course. Y’all know how a healthy gut reflects on your face and gives you a clear, flawless skin, right?

Additionally, being a rich source of vitamin C, it can make your skin supple and hydrated and the high antioxidants’ content in it can help reduce any inflammation on the skin as well.

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This magic ingredient is replete with health-benefiting properties. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Yogurt
Up your yogurt intake this week, ladies. Because according to several studies, including the one published in the journal Clinical Nutrition in 2018, yogurt being a fermented food can promote the healthy bacteria in the gut that aid digestion and can thus, make your skin glow like no other.

Also read: Here’s a nourishing masala dalia recipe to keep your gut healthy

3. Broccoli
Fibre, vitamin C, vitamin A, zinc, and sulforaphane, which protects the skin against oxidative damage—the presence of all these nutrients make broccoli the perfect skin-friendly food.

4. Fish
There’s no better season to enjoy steaming hot grilled fish than the winter season.

As per a study, published in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the omega-3 fatty acids, which are present in heavy doses in fatty fish can help you combat dryness and make your skin moisturised and supple from within.

Additionally, being a rich source of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for your skin, eating fish can help reduce any inflammation or redness on your skin as well.

So, sit back and enjoy fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring to the core this season and watch out for a smooth, bright skin.

5. Nuts
Again, a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and vitamin C, nuts like walnuts, almonds, and pistachios are great for your skin.

In fact, according to a study conducted in 2014, nuts are also high in zinc content, which is what creates a protective barrier on your skin and can help you combat inflammation and skin infections.

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Make sure you have a handful of nuts everyday.

Trust us, ladies! You won’t regret adding these superfoods to your diet!

Also read: Trust these 5 desi superfoods to boost your immunity this winter

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Sonakshi Kohli Sonakshi Kohli

Twenty kilos down and struggling to maintain the weight loss by preaching healthy eating, while eating unhealthy every now and then.