We believe beauty comes from within. A good heart, a positive outlook, and nourishing foods are key elements to feeling beautiful. We are breaking down our five fave beauty foods that can help you glow from the inside out.
Are they a fruit or a vegetable? The age-old debate! But however you classify this red form of produce, it is also a true beauty food! Tomatoes are filled with the antioxidant lycopene, which helps with skin health, fight sun damage, and may prevent skin cancer. So throw them on some salads, make some fresh sauce to top on your pasta, or make some chopped bruschetta. YUM!
This little gem isn't just for scaring away vampires, it has the power to help you glow from the inside out! Garlic contains a chemical called allicin, which helps fight against harmful bacteria (think acne) when eaten. Sautee your veggies, make some garlic bread or add it to your dressings because this little guy is great for your glow.
3. Sweet Potatoes These bright spuds are a sweeter alternative compared to their white counterparts and are loaded in beta carotene and Vitamin A. The powerful combo helps promote cell turnover, keeping your skin looking fresh and radiant. Try them baked, mashed, or chopped and sauteed with black beans for a meatless taco filling.
4. Dark Chocolate Didn't expect to see this treat on the list, did you? It's funny because growing up, we were told chocolate = skin woes. Well, sugar is more likely to be the culprit, and dark chocolate is low in sugar but filled with skin-loving antioxidants from the cacao. The antioxidants found in this delish treat protect the skin from oxidized stress and premature aging. So go ahead, and treat yourself to a square (of 80% or higher) after dinner.
5. Blueberries Did you really think we were going to have a top-five beauty food list and NOT include these little berries? Blueberries are one of the healthiest foods on the planet! Why? Besides being delicious, and fiber-filled, these little guys are known to have one of the highest antioxidants levels of any other fruits or vegetables. Which is major when it comes to skin health, appearance, and texture. The best part? They are so easy to add to your diet. Smoothies, a snack, or topped on toast with nut butter, blueberries are the supreme skincare snack.
Did you like our five foods to help get your skin into tip-top shape! Which foods will you be adding to your diet?