20 Foods for Better, Healthier, Younger Looking Skin

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A diet rich in these beauty-boosting fats improves the texture skin while protecting against sun damage and provides younger looking skin.

Watermelon

Two cups of cubed watermelon equal a full cup of water and can help you (and therefore your skin cells) stay hydrated. Plus, the beta-carotene and vitamin C found in watermelon makes it an antioxidant-packed snack. Try cutting it up and storing it in the freezer for a treat during warmer months.

Cod

If there is one way all of us could improve upon in our diets, it’s eating more seafood. Less than 10% of us get the recommended 8-12 ounces per week! The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are key to offsetting inflammation, which can lead to skin cell damage, flaking, dryness, and overall dull appearance. Other great sources of omega-3’s include herring, mackerel, tuna, shrimp, sardines, sea bass, halibut, and lobster.

Oats

Oats provide selenium, an antioxidant compound that helps protect cells from damage (the type that could ultimately lead to mutation and tumor growth long-term). Plus, the prebiotics found in oats fuel your body’s beneficial probiotics, bolstering your immune system overall.

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Olive Oil

Olive oil is a liquid fat obtained from olives, a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin, produced by pressing whole olives and extracting the oil. Olive oil is the most common vegetable oil. It is commonly used in cooking, for frying foods or as a salad dressing.

Smoking Point : 410 degrees F.

Extra virgin olive oil: Smoke point: 410 degrees F.

Use for sautéeing and frying over medium-high heat, and salad dressings. A good source of vitamin E and antioxidants called polyphenols.

Health Benefits of Olive Oil:

  1. Olive Oil Is Rich in Healthy Monounsaturated Fats.
  2. Olive Oil Contains Large Amounts of Antioxidants.
  3. Olive Oil Has Strong Anti-Inflammatory Properties.
  4. Olive Oil May Help Prevent Strokes.
  5. Olive Oil Is Protective Against Heart Disease.
  6. Olive Oil Is Not Associated With Weight Gain and Obesity.

Grapes

Red, green, and black grapes provide a combo of ellagic acid and resveratrol, two compounds that help combat oxidative stress. Another may also aid in maintaining skin cell regeneration.

Grapes are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps balance fluids in your body. Potassium can help bring down high blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Most people don’t get enough of this nutrient, so eating grapes can help fill the gap.

  • Packed With Nutrients, Especially Vitamins C and K.
  • High Antioxidant Contents May Prevent Chronic Diseases.
  • Plant Compounds May Protect Against Certain Types of Cancer.
  • Beneficial for Heart Health in Various Impressive Ways.
  • May Decrease Blood Sugar Levels and Protect Against Diabetes.

“Although all types of grapes are healthy, red grapes and Concord grapes are higher in flavonoids and phytonutrients, including resveratrol,” said Rumsey. Though sometimes available fresh, Concord grapes are usually used to make grape juice, grape jelly and grape flavoring

Raisins, which are dried grapes, do not contain as many nutrients as fresh grapes, but they do contain four times the amount of sugar. This is because the dehydrating process condenses the sugars and calories and removes some of the nutrients. Therefore, studies on the benefits of grapes cannot be applied to raisins, according to World’s Healthiest Foods.

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Eggs

Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Eggs are a source of lutein, which helps keep skin hydrated and firm. It also promotes the natural oils that help keep you looking radiant, so feel free to start your day with a veggie omelet. Or, in place of higher-fat proteins, try adding it to sandwiches.

One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. The egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin.

The science is clear that up to 3 whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people. Summary Eggs consistently raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. For 70% of people, there is no increase in total or LDL cholesterol. Some people may experience a mild increase in a benign subtype of LDL.

A whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken.

A single large boiled egg contains:

  • Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA
  • Folate: 5% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA
  • Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA
  • Selenium: 22% of the RDA
  • Eggs also contain decent amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium and Zinc.

This comes with 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats. Eggs also contain various trace nutrients that are important for health.

In fact, eggs are pretty much the perfect food. They contain a little bit of almost every nutrient you need. If you can get your hands on pastured or omega-3 enriched eggs, these are even better. They contain higher amounts of omega-3 fat and are much higher in vitamin A and E.

Green Tea

Tea is rich in polyphenols, which are natural compounds that have health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer. Green tea contains a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and provide other benefits.

What is the best time to drink green tea?
3/6 The best time

Studies suggest that the best time to drink green tea is in the morning and before the workout session. Swapping your cup of coffee with green tea is the best way to kick start your day. Like coffee, green tea also contains some amount of caffeine and L-theanine.

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Grapes

Red, green, and black grapes provide a combo of ellagic acid and resveratrol, two compounds that help combat oxidative stress. Another may also aid in maintaining skin cell regeneration.

Grapes are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps balance fluids in your body. Potassium can help bring down high blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Most people don’t get enough of this nutrient, so eating grapes can help fill the gap.

  • Packed With Nutrients, Especially Vitamins C and K.
  • High Antioxidant Contents May Prevent Chronic Diseases.
  • Plant Compounds May Protect Against Certain Types of Cancer.
  • Beneficial for Heart Health in Various Impressive Ways.
  • May Decrease Blood Sugar Levels and Protect Against Diabetes.

“Although all types of grapes are healthy, red grapes and Concord grapes are higher in flavonoids and phytonutrients, including resveratrol,” said Rumsey. Though sometimes available fresh, Concord grapes are usually used to make grape juice, grape jelly and grape flavoring

Raisins, which are dried grapes, do not contain as many nutrients as fresh grapes, but they do contain four times the amount of sugar. This is because the dehydrating process condenses the sugars and calories and removes some of the nutrients. Therefore, studies on the benefits of grapes cannot be applied to raisins, according to World’s Healthiest Foods.

Eggs

Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Eggs are a source of lutein, which helps keep skin hydrated and firm. It also promotes the natural oils that help keep you looking radiant, so feel free to start your day with a veggie omelet. Or, in place of higher-fat proteins, try adding it to sandwiches.

One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. The egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin.

The science is clear that up to 3 whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people. Summary Eggs consistently raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. For 70% of people, there is no increase in total or LDL cholesterol. Some people may experience a mild increase in a benign subtype of LDL.

A whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken.

A single large boiled egg contains:

  • Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA
  • Folate: 5% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA
  • Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA
  • Selenium: 22% of the RDA
  • Eggs also contain decent amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium and Zinc.

This comes with 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats. Eggs also contain various trace nutrients that are important for health.

In fact, eggs are pretty much the perfect food. They contain a little bit of almost every nutrient you need. If you can get your hands on pastured or omega-3 enriched eggs, these are even better. They contain higher amounts of omega-3 fat and are much higher in vitamin A and E.

Green Tea

Tea is rich in polyphenols, which are natural compounds that have health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer. Green tea contains a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and provide other benefits.

What is the best time to drink green tea?
3/6 The best time

Studies suggest that the best time to drink green tea is in the morning and before the workout session. Swapping your cup of coffee with green tea is the best way to kick start your day. Like coffee, green tea also contains some amount of caffeine and L-theanine.

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Pallabi Ghosh

Pallabi Ghosh

Hello! I am Pallabi Ghosh. I am an Actress, Model, Fashion Expert & Health Enthusiast & recently a Blogger. I have started writing to share all my knowledge & experience on Health, Beauty, Fitness and Fashion that I have learned these many years through my acting and modelling career.