Go into any drugstore, and you're sure to find at least one aisle of endless vitamin pills. Vitamins are, of course, essential for optimal health, not to mention a beautiful skin, but are a handful of pills really necessary every morning?
If you eat a diet rich in whole, clean foods, then it's more than possible to ensure you are getting in all your vitamins every day, without the need for vitamin pills.
Keep reading to find out a few of our favourite vitamin rich foods, and how they can benefit your skin. We have you covered from A to E!
Sweet potatoes are an easy food to add into your daily diet, because they are simply delicious! Sweet potatoes are rich in an array of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants with Vitamin A concentrations taking top spot.
Vitamin A is essential for a variety of skin functions, including smoothing the skin texture, hydrating cells internally and creating a healthy blood flow. The result is clearer, more even toned skin with a healthy flush!
Who doesn’t love a good omelette for breakfast? Eggs are not only one of the most filling foods, they are also one of the most nutritious as they are the only food to provide the body with all essential amino acids, making them a complete protein.
They are also incredibly rich in B Vitamins, namely B2, B12 and B5. A B Vitamin deficiency may show up as dry skin, acne, cracked lips and even wrinkles. By eating eggs regularly (always look for free-range eggs!), you can enjoy a healthier, less damaged and more hydrated skin.
If you think oranges are the only way you can enjoy the benefits of Vitamin C then, you need to expand your food horizons! Bell peppers are one of the best veggies for enjoying large amounts of this beauty Vitamin.
Vitamin C is essential for reducing inflammation in the skin, keeping the skin youthful by promoting the formation of collagen, as well as for brightening the skin and promoting a radiant glow.
Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin, because when you soak up some rays, your body converts UVB rays into Vitamin D in your body.
This vitamin is not only important for boosting your mood, a lack of it will show up in your skin too. Fatty fish such as tuna, mackerel and tuna are excellent sources of this important vitamin. Include these types of fish in your diet at least 3 times a week and enjoy healthy skin growth and repair. Vitamin D is also excellent for improving the immune system, which helps the body to fight off free radicals that may contribute to premature aging.
Next time you reach for that chocolate bar, you may want to reconsider and reach for some walnuts or almonds instead. Vitamin E, along with omega-3 fats aid in reducing inflammation in the skin, neutralizing free radicals and accelerating healing.
Enjoy a varied diet with the following foods at least a few times a week, and be amazed at the wonderful difference in your skin!
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