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Great Foods for Your Skin

On the off chance that you need a smoother, clearer appearance, Jessica Wu, M.D., partner clinical educator of dermatology at USC Medical School and a dermatologist in Los Angeles, urges you to hurl every one of the six of these invigorating Feed Your Face sustenances into your basic supply truck.

Green Tea

It’s no secret that green tea is an antioxidant powerhouse. Its strong anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects are attributed to its high concentration of catechin compounds. Studies have shown that green tea can be used both orally and topically to help protect the skin from sunburns and UV-associated skin cancers. Research also suggests that drinking one cup of green tea twice a day over the course of six months may actually reverse sun damage and significantly improve any problems you have with redness and broken capillary veins.

Green Beans

As long as we’re going green, let’s talk about how these low-calorie beans can help you grow thicker hair and healthier nails. Green beans are a star Feed Your Face food because they’re one of the richest sources of silicon — not to be confused with silicone,which is found in bad lip jobs and breast implants! The USDA has not yet established recommended daily intakes (RDIs) of silicon, but 10 mg per day seems to be adequate for strengthening hair and nails, according to recent studies. Dr. Wu recommends choosing organic green beans, since they retain more silicon from the soil. Don’t like green beans? You can also get your silicon fix from volcanic mineral waters such as Volvic, which contains 14.5 mg per liter.


Usually it’s salmon that’s synonymous with omega-3 fatty acids, but did you know that walnuts are also incredibly high in omega-3s? If you’re concerned with redness,swelling, blotchiness, acne breakouts, or wrinkles, walnuts may be your new best friend. Plant-based omega-3s, such as the ones found in walnuts, are naturally anti-inflammatory; they can help seal moisture into your skin and protect it from chemicals and other toxins. In particular, the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in these omega-3s can work to combat the dryness associated with aging that leads to wrinkles. But don’t stop with walnuts; you can also increase the amount of plant-based omega-3s in your diet by eating almonds,olive oil, and flaxseed, too.


Not only is it the main ingredient in the best smoothies, yogurt is a natural probiotic, which means that it helps replenish the “good” bacteria in your body and keeps yeast in check. This can come in handy if you have gastrointestinal issues or you’re prone to yeast infections, but what does it have to do with feeding your face? Well, according to Dr. Wu, yogurt is an excellent Feed Your Face food for dealing with acne breakouts, eczema, and even dandruff. Just be sure to choose a low-fat and low-sugar yogurt, since sugar can aggravate inflammation. And if you think your breakouts are related to dairy, Dr. Wu suggests skipping the yogurt and going straight for a probiotic supplement instead.


Unquestionably one of your skin’s best resistances, tomatoes contain an effective cell reinforcement called lycopene. While thinks about have not yet been completely indisputable, numerous propose that lycopene might be in charge of ensuring the skin against sun harm.

Lycopene is best consumed by the body when it has been cooked or prepared, so eating tomato sauce, tomato glue, and ketchup is probably going to be more compelling than simply eating crude tomatoes when attempting to defend your skin against unsafe UV beams. Lycopene is additionally fat solvent, which implies that it is retained all the more effortlessly when overwhelmed by fat, for example, eggs, avocado, and olive oil.

Red Meat

Now and again it gets unfavorable criticism, and despite the fact that red meat contains immersed fat and cholesterol, incline red meat is one of Dr. Wu’s most loved Feed Your Face nourishments since it’s so high in protein and zinc. Truth be told, late studies recommend that red meat might be far better at treating skin inflammation than anti-microbials.

To create collagen, your skin needs the amino acids glycine and proline, and theprotein in red meat has the most astounding grouping of these two amino acids. Themineral zinc is likewise pivotal for collagen creation. “It’s a vital cofactor,”says Dr. Wu. “Without enough zinc, it’s troublesome for the skin to make collagen. Additionally, zinc is a characteristic calming.” And vegans don’t have to pass up a great opportunity. Dr. Wu includes that high groupings of glycine can likewise be found in fish, proline in curds and cabbage, and zinc in lentils, kidney beans, and crude clams.