USANA Inside Beauty: Top Foods for Healthy Skin

Written by on November 28, 2012 in Inside Beauty, USANA with 23 Comments

Since holiday eating is on everyone’s mind, I figured this month’s Inside Beauty is the perfect time to talk about feeding your skin. There are some pretty tasty options out there that are miracle workers when it comes to a healthy, glowing complexion. This holiday season try incorporating these yummy foods into your festive feasts.

Almonds + Dark Chocolate

Talk about a match made in heaven! These two not only taste delicious together, they also are a free-radical fighting duo.

Almonds are crunchy, satisfying and packed full of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a known antioxidant and can be very beneficial for repairing damaged cells, helping your skin look and feel amazing.

A delicious partner, dark chocolate is also rich in antioxidants, called flavonoids, which gobble up free radicals to protect your skin from visible damage. Combine these two for a tasty and useful snack.

Tomatoes

Delicious red, juicy tomatoes are known for their high amounts of Lycopene, a carotenoid recognized for its antioxidant power. Studies have shown that consuming tomatoes or tomato paste on a regular basis can help reduce the appearance of sunburn.

Similar studies also show a boost in collagen attributed to the large amounts of lycopene in tomatoes which helps fight the look of aging. Freshly sliced, cooked, or pureed, tomatoes are your skin’s best friend.

Sweet Potatoes

How sweet it is — sweet potatoes are a wonderful source for Vitamin C, a known wrinkle-fighter, as well as beta-carotene. Vitamin C has long proven its effectiveness in protecting our skin from visible damage caused by the sun.

Vitamin C, a natural skin-lightener, also plays in a role in keeping a clear, even-toned complexion. Sweet potatoes are a perfect addition for holiday meals. Mash them or bake them for a yummy side dish to compliment any feast.

Salmon

Salmon is a fresh, mild-tasting fish that also happens to be a miracle food for skin. Add rich luster to your skin with omega-3 fatty acids by lightly sautéing the fish in olive oil on low to medium heat.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential healthy fats that help nourish the skin and regulate oil production for a beautiful glow.

Remember to Supplement

It’s important to note that a diet rich in these foods can help you look and feel better, but supplements will provide you with guaranteed amounts of vital nutrients. Try the MyHealthPak Beauty Edition for a synergistic blend of nutrients known to help your complexion.

Well there’s the scoop!

Wishing you all beauty and health.

Jessica Reimer is a Senior Marketing Manager at USANA Health Sciences. If you have any stories, comments, or questions that you would like to see addressed in this feature, please send them to whatsupusana@usana.com.

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About the Author: Jessica has what she considers a healthy obsession with all things beauty and fashion. During the summer, when she is not working, you can find her by the pool with the most current issue of Cosmo. .

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  1. I love these ideas! Thank you for giving me one more reason to love almonds & dark chocolate :)

  2. Nice! I'm up for dark choc + almonds. You got my attention with that one!

  3. "Almonds + Dark Chocolate – Talk about a match made in heaven!" Thanks for the great food ideas for healthy skin!

  4. Love dark chocolate – not so much the almonds, but hey – I don't have to be told twice that it's good for me!

  5. Clarissa Pritchett says:

    Dark Chocolate and Almonds for Healthy Skin! MyHealthPak! I'm in! :0)

  6. chalen iglesias says:

    Gee, I love dark chocolates and almonds not knowing their benefits but now that I’ve known they work wonders for the skin …. I will love them more!!!!

  7. Janet Bernstein says:

    I have placed almonds, pistachios, walnuts, almond slivers, raisins, etc on parchment paper. Then melted dark chocolate and sprinkled it ALL over the nuts. Put it in the fridge for half and hour and it is SOOO good. A great ending for a lovely dinner party!

  8. Vidya B Mehrish says:

    Extremely tempting idea (dark chocolate and almonds) to keep one’s skin healthy!

  9. JESSIE says:

    I do take almonds sometimes and just come to know that it will keep our skin healthy. I will add in vitamin E and C in order to have a healthy skin and have a nice look.

  10. Lucy Brenner says:

    I have been using Sense\’ and taking the Usana vitimins for seven years and people compliment me all the time about my skin looking so young. I am 70 years old and love Usana.

  11. jayson says:

    first i though that vitamin c is for nutritional supplement only but it can glow your skin i love it more!

  12. riadel says:

    essentials with proflavanol c100 is the best

  13. Yani Sukaimi says:

    Love daik chocs & love almonds. Great for the skin is even a bonus.

  14. Great, now I wont feel bad about having a few every day!
    What about hair loss?

  15. Daiz Soliman says:

    yap I love it! almonds and dark chocolate, a perfect match!

  16. tess bolima says:

    well. just love all the usana products

  17. tess bolima says:

    love almonds and dark chocolates. I didn’t know that it can add glow to my skin.

  18. I will let my family try this diet. Also sleeping helps better skin as well.

  19. Khristine Soriano says:

    feels like heaven when eating my 2 favorite desserts

  20. susan caraig says:

    i love all usana products

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