Food for Glowing skin
Everyone wishes to live a healthy and happy life, but very few really take efforts. Only when one is ill, does he knows the value of good health. Nature has provided us with a variety of food, which we can include in our diet in its natural form. Make sure your diet is rich in fiber, has fruits,vegetables and “good fat” such as nuts and seeds.( sesame seeds, flaxseeds etc) A balanced diet is not only good for overall health but also gives a glow to your skin and rejuvenates the body. They help flush out unwanted toxins. Find a list of few fruits and vegetables below which can give you a healthy and glowing skin.
Oranges are rich source of Vitamin C. They work as cleansers and improve the skin and supports the immune system. Orange peel powder mixed with rose water is said to be effective in curing pimples and acne.
Carrots are rich source of vitamin A and are good for the eyes and the skin. They are one of the richest source of beta carotene. Carrot juice if taken in the morning on an empty stomach is very beneficial. It develops immunity, prevents premature aging and has anti-cancer properties. They help to keep the skin soft.
Beetroot purifies the blood and is rejuvenating. It is considered to be helpful for anemic persons. It does wonders to your skin.
Grapes help to prevents dryness of skin and it purifies the blood. Its juice can be applied to get rid of wrinkles under the eyes.
Tomatoes contain iron and is rich in vitamin A. The lycopene found in tomatoes protect your skin from sun damage. It combats cancer as it has a high amount of antioxidants.
Watermelon cools our body and are excellent cleansers. They are rich in water content and keep the skin hydrated.
Cucumber cools our body, work as astringents, cooling and brightening agents of the skin. Its juice can be used in natural face packs also. Regular application of cucumber juice on the face prevents pimples, blackheads and dryness of the skin.
Lemons protect your heart, control your blood pressure and is excellent for the skin and hair. It works as a bleach for the skin. Lemon juice mixed with warm water and honey can be taken daily the first thing in the morning to have a clear complexion. It can be taken for weight reduction also. Rubbing fresh lemon juice helps to cure blemishes on skin.
Apples relieve constipation and reduces cholesterol and removes toxins. Apple pulp can be used as a face pack.
Bananas contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and carbohydrates. They are rich in potassium. They make an excellent face pack especially for dry skin. Add a few drops of olive oil or honey to banana pulp and use as a face pack to prevent wrinkles.
Sweet Potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Including it in our diet helps to keep skin soft and healthy.
Papaya is good for the skin. It gives relief in case of constipation and it combats cancer. Papaya cleanses the body completely. It delays aging of skin. Raw papaya juice if applied externally helps to cure pimples and also reduces wrinkles.
Gooseberry is rich in vitamin C. It increases the body’s resistance against diseases. It has medicinal properties and is excellent for the skin and hair. It rejuvenates our body. One or two gooseberries (fruit preserved in honey) can be taken daily as it is beneficial in preventing aging. Any food with vitamin C is good for the skin.
Garlic is a very powerful antiseptic. It helps to delay aging and restores tissue. It reduces high blood pressure and is good for the blood and heart. It has many other medicinal uses also. Include garlic (raw or steamed) in your diet as it has antibacterial properties and helps to improve the health of the skin.
Dry Fruits & Nuts :
Dates are rich in iron and is good for the blood.
Almonds are rich in vitamin E and does wonders to your skin.
Figs are very nutritious. They are easily digestible and they eliminate impurities from blood. They are useful in case of fatigue and weakness.
Dried Apricots are rich source of iron and beta carotene. Take an apricot a day for radiant looking skin.