In recent years there has been a lot of press regarding antioxidants and just how beneficial they are to your skin. It has been proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that antioxidants can correct damage on a cellular level that is caused by aging and environmental factors such as UV radiation in the sun. Foods rich in antioxidants can go along way in promoting younger looking, healthier skin. Some of the best sources of antioxidants come in colorful fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and plums.
Of course the highest source would be from Acai Berries but since they lose nutrients within 24 hours of being picked, unless you have a tree in your backyard, you would need to take a supplement. And if you eat purple grapes, don’t forget to eat the skins!
While beta-carotene is necessary for healthy, radiant skin, many people are unable to convert it into Vitamin A which is really what is needed. Fortunately, Vitamin A is also found in dairy products. Any low fat dairy product will provide ample Vitamin A and yogurt is probably the best of all because of the acidophilus that it also contains. Recent research has shown that the live bacteria in yogurt that is responsible for a properly functioning intestinal tract is also beneficial to the skin.
Also, any foods that contain essential fatty acids such as Salmon or Flax Seed are essential for healthy skin. The mighty omegas help to keep your skin moist and plump which makes it younger looking and vibrant. If you want to eat your way to beautiful skin, this is a good place to start.