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5 Super Foods for Glowing Skin

Dr Sadaf Amin

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A flawless and glowing skin is something that everyone wants. Most of us spend a lot of money on topical products but aren’t mindful of our diet. Beauty begins from the inside. Some lifestyle changes can help you achieve a glowing skin and make you less dependent on makeup. Here are some super foods that can give you gorgeous skin

1- Beetroot:

Beetroot is full of iron, minerals, and vitamins. It is a great detoxifier and can help flush out toxins from your system. It also purifies the blood and can be great for people suffering from acne. Beetroot is also highly anti-inflammatory. They are also high in folates that increase the cell turnover of skin. Beets also have anti-aging properties and can fight fine lines and wrinkles. They also contain vitamin A and carotenoids that nourish the skin. There are a lot of different ways to incorporate beets in your diet. You can boil them, make a salad, or juice them. Do not discard the beet greens as they are full of vitamin A, C, iron, copper, and calcium.

2- Wheatgrass:

Wheatgrass is full of antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage. Antioxidants also heal the skin. Wheatgrass shots are great for detoxifying the body and helps flush out toxins from the body. It also contains chlorophyll which is a blood purifier. That’s why wheatgrass is recommended for skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Moreover, wheatgrass juice is also great for fighting acne. Wheatgrass contains vitamins A, B, C, E, and K.

3- Cooked Tomatoes:

Tomatoes contain a phytochemical called lycopene which boosts collagen production. Collagen is a protein that keeps the skin smooth and youthful. It also fights the oxidizing effects of sunlight by eliminating free radicals.  Just eating five tablespoons of tomato paste a day can boost your defense against sunburn by 33%. Cooking tomatoes increase the lycopene levels that’s why it is recommended that you consume cooked tomatoes.

4- Acai Berries:

Acai berries are also full of antioxidants. In fact, they have more antioxidants than other berries such as blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. They have anti-aging properties and may also help with weight loss. Acai berries also improve digestion which helps our body absorb skin-friendly nutrients. Acai berries also contain vitamin C which is great for tightening and brightening the skin. Acai berries are also high in vitamins A, B, and E which are all vital for skin health. These berries also repair damaged skin cells. Acai berries also contain has Omega 3 fatty acids which nourish the skin and makes it plumper.

5- Carrots:

Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin A that stop the overproduction of cells in the outermost layer of the skin, thereby preventing acne. That’s because when dead skin cells combine with sebum, it leads to acne. Carrots also contain vitamin C which boosts collagen production.

If you have any skin related concerns, visit a dermatologist right away. You can book an appointment with a top Dermatologist in Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi through oladoc.com. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT Doctor for your health concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr Sadaf Amin
Dr Sadaf Amin - Author Dr. Sadaf Amin is a Dermatologist practicing in Lahore. Dr. Sadaf Amin has the following degrees: M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S (Derma) and has 10 years of experience. You can book an appointment with Dr. Sadaf Amin by calling us or using the 'book appointment' button.
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