While the Dr. Dayan blog gives you essential tips for keeping your body in it’s best looking form by recommending skin care products and cosmetic procedures, sometimes the best advice is as simple as recommending the right foods. While there are constantly new diet trends everyday, the best method to improve your looks includes eating the right foods to gain the best vitamins and essential antioxidants your body craves. Here is our list of Foods and Vitamins that can improve your appearance:
Quite possibly one of the best foods to improve your skin, oysters are a good idea to introduce into your regular diet. These delicious treats are the superhero to your skin offering an array of B vitamins including B12, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids which all attribute to healthy skin. Not only that, oysters are low in fat and high in protein which allows you to avoid more unhealthy choices of meat such as beef and pork. Last, oysters can supply the body with a healthy dose of iron. Without proper amounts of iron, skin, hair, and fingernails can all visibly decrease in health.
Blueberries are known as a “superfood”, as you’ll learn, anything under such a category will obviously be a great choice for a quick snack. Blueberries contain antioxidants known as phytonutrients. These non-vitamin, non-mineral components help your body’s cells communicate to prevent mutations and to better service your body. Simply put, healthy cells mean healthy skin. Don’t hesitate to eat a big bowl of these everyday to see the effects they can deliver.
Many of our blog articles revolve around reducing wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen. One of the best ways to improve your collagen growth through food is by the essential Vitamin C. One of the best sources for Vitamin C is a grapefruit. This citrus fruit is loaded with enough Vitamin C to help improve your skin as well as maintain strong bones and teeth. Not only that, but Vitamin C helps repair wounds and scars. Altogether a great choice for better, healthier skin.
Although filled with helpful minerals, Shiitake Mushrooms have two specific minerals that are great for your looks: zinc and copper. Not only does zinc boost your immune system it helps prevent problems with acne, psoriasis, hair loss, and fingernail discoloration. Copper is great for your skin as it helps with the production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment that helps darken hair and assist in the darkening of skin while tanning.
Like, blueberries, spinach is another “superfood” that is great for your body and mind (it’s proven to increase memory strength). Spinach contains vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, folate, folic acid, protein, zinc, niacin, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids which are all great for keeping firm, toned skin. Spinach also has antioxidants that help slow down the aging process and help prevent sun damage. No wonder they call this one a “superfood”!
Often referred to as “Mother Nature’s moisturizer”, avocados are an amazing food to help improve the look of your skin. With phytonutrients similar to blueberries, the avocado works from the inside to keep your skin moist and healthy. Eating a half of an avocado every other day is one if the best possible ways to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy.
While it may sound crazy that a candy can be good for you, it is! Just like blueberries and spinach, believe it or not, dark chocolate is a “superfood”. How super? Along with being great for your heart, your brain, and your blood sugar, dark chocolate is full of antioxidants that clear your body of free radicals (which can cause damage to your cells). The healthier your cells, the healthier your skin. Along with all of those helpful nutrients, dark chocolate is also filled with potassium, copper, magnesium, and iron. All of these help strengthen your skin and keep your body looking firm and brilliant.
It you’re ever feeling uncertain about your body, take a step back and ask yourself if you’re eating these essential foods to improve your look. If not, start stocking up because these foods will help you to get on your way with looking good and feeling confidant.