Glowing, healthy, smooth skin starts with (yep, you guessed it) your diet.
Studies show that if you want a gorgeous glow, one of the best things you can do is eat foods rich in essential nutrients.
And lucky for you, we created a list of all the foods you should eat if you want vibrant, beautiful skin!
Grab and pen and paper because you’re going to want to have these notes on hand for your next trip to the grocery store.
Foods to eat for healthy skin
From heart health to thyroid function and brain health, omega-3s are a must-have in your diet.
Not only do these healthy fats give your body a nutritional boost, but they also offer amazing benefits for your skin. In fact, Omega-3 fatty acids are known to be anti-inflammatory, which can help heal the skin. High levels of omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce the risk of acne and other skin problems by reducing inflammation and keeping skin cells healthy.
BUT the benefits don’t stop there. Studies show that omega-3s can:
Protect against sun damage
Help keep skin hydrated
Prevent premature aging
As an added bonus, fatty acids also help to promote hair growth and can add shine to your locks. Incorporating Omega-3s into your diet prevents dry, itchy, flaky scalp and is beneficial in reversing hair loss.
You can take supplements to support your Omega-3 intake or eat Omega-3-rich foods to support a healthy glow. Avocados, seaweed and algae, walnuts, edamame, and chia seeds (which are in the Forever Beautiful Mix!) are amazing sources of Omega-3s.
If you have an unbalanced gut, toxins can be released into the bloodstream and cause inflammation throughout the body. This shift in gut flora, and the subsequent inflammation, can cause a flare-up in the skin of those who are predisposed to acne, eczema, or rosacea.
The solution? Add fermented foods to your diet! Sauerkraut, kimchi, and yogurt are full of healthy probiotic bacteria that will restore your gut health.
If you’re looking for foods to help you achieve a clear complexion, look no further than dandelion root, acai berries, blueberries, kale, and pecans. (Just to name a few!).
These foods are packed with antioxidants that can keep your skin young and may even reverse the damage.
Free radicals can cause premature aging in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, but antioxidants are free radicals fighters that are touted to reduce oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals.
Have you ever noticed when you’re under a lot of pressure at work or are feeling nervous about a first date that a pesky pimple pops up? Yup, that’s stress. But don’t worry, adaptogens can help.
Adaptogens are herbs, roots, and other plants that have been used for centuries to help the body adapt to stress and promote overall well-being.
Stress affects all aspects of your health, and as you may have already experienced it, it can also wreak havoc on your skin.
Stress-related health complaints are on the rise so it’s no surprise that Ayurvedic and adaptogenic ingredients are SO popular right now.
Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, maca, and alma berries are all-powerful adaptogens that can promote glowing skin. And the easiest way to add these powerful ingredients to your diet is with our superfood mixes!
Find Maca in our Moon Balance Mix
Find Ashwagandha in our Magic Mushroom Mix
Now that you know what to eat for healthy skin, hit up your local farmer's market or grocery store and stock up on these nutritious foods!
But before you go, we want to remind you that your body is 64% water. This means hydration is KEY to a healthy glowing complexion. When you hydrate your skin properly it becomes smooth and more elastic - making it less likely to crack and let in external particles that can cause irritations and blemishes.
So drink up, fill up your reusable water bottle, then hit up the grocery store. ;)