My journey with skincare and beauty has been a long-running one and I have extremely painfully figured out that you can apply the most expensive products on your skin, but if you aren't careful about what you put in your body, they're not going to work right.
There has been a lot of talk about superfoods. We have also spoken about the most nutrient-rich superfoods and even some that you could eat and apply. The ones I am about to talk about today serve the purpose too. They give you a potent mix of nutrients that over a period of time with regular consumption should solve a lot of skin problems from the inside out.
So, regrettably, I started searching for these superfoods that would miraculously give me great skin and I found that a lot of these were already a part of my diet. These underrated fruits and veggies need to come into the light. Delhi-based nutritionist and author Kavita Devgan emphasises the fact that you cannot expect to have these one day and then look for the results. "Results will happen if you are consistent, wellness on the inside is the best way for wellness on the outside."
Here are our picks for the most underrated superfoods that need to be a part of your daily diet.
Tomatoes are the best source of lycopene which is an antioxidant that contains anti-ageing properties. Some research suggests that you get more out of lycopene if it is cooked. So go ahead, have some tomato soup!
The most important thing that cinnamon does is that it aids blood circulation. So it kickstarts your skin purification process thus becomes an ideal ingredient if you have acne or blemish-prone skin.
This leafy green goodness is rich in Vitamin K and Zinc which is known to over time even out your skin tone. Apart from that it also contains lutein which keeps your eyes bright and healthy. Luke Coutinho, MD, alternative medicine and holistic nutritionist, Mumbai cannot get enough of this leafy vegetable, "Spinach is one of the most nutrient-rich green vegetables you could find, with it being a source of vitamins B, C & E and potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and omega 3-fatty acids, as well!"
A handful of walnuts would give you healthy hair and brighter eyes. It has a great dosage of vitamin E, so just make this a part of your trail mix along with some muesli and raisins!
Anti ageing in a fuzzy body! This fruit is loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants that aid skin firming agents in your body to work double-time.
6. Dark Chocolate
Okay, see the word "dark" up there? Yes, important. Your regular Dairy Milk Silk will not cut it here. Dark chocolate is rich with flavanols that are known to hydrate your skin and even protect it from sun damage. These can only be found in chocolate which has a cocoa count of 60 per cent or more!
7. Sweet Potato
Who'd have thought of this one? Well, every starch-rich root veggie is enriched with beta-carotene that fights ageing and helps slow down the process.
Like I said ladies, regular consumption of these IN MODERATION and you're going to be on your way to getting fabulous skin!
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