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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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