You’ve always heard that you are what you eat, so you shouldn’t be surprised to find that there is some truth to it. In a perfect world, one where our science completely understood the human body and the fuel we give it, food would be our medicines. As it is, medical and nutrition science has given us plenty of information to make healthy choices to feed our bodies.
And when you want to make your skin have a healthy glow, there are some specific foods you should add to your diet!
- Salmon: If you’re not eating salmon, you’re missing a nutritional powerhouse. Rich with Omega-3s as well as collagen and amino acids, this fish can help build your skin, your muscles, and your brain.
- Blueberries: Berries in general are great for your health, but blueberries are so rich in Vitamin C, which helps build collagen, and antioxidants to protect and heal the skin from free-radical damage.
- Avocados: Long avoided due to their fat content, avocados are enjoying a renaissance. It turns out their fat content is healthy and helps to smooth skin tone and texture. For a tasty bonus, add some tomatoes for a great guacamole and get the added benefits of retinol (Vitamin A) and lycopene for healthy skin cell production and anti-aging properties!
- Green Tea: Full of antioxidants and polyphenols that work toward repairing damage and improving the supple texture of the skin.
In El Paso, one of the best ways to care for your skin is to make an appointment with Dr. Agullo. Not only does he want you to feel confident in your own skin, he will consult with you to find ways to make you look your very best. Get Social to find out more: @RealDrWorldWide on Snapchat and Instagram, @Agullo on Twitter, or @AgulloPlasticSurgery on Facebook.