Sunday, October 24, 2010

Healthy and Glowing Complexion

To obtain healthy glowing skin, no need to resort to expensive creams, lotions or beauty treatments. You just have to incorporate healthy foods in your diet for healthy and glowing skin.These foods contain vitamins which required for a healthy face and lead to a beautiful complexion from the inside out.
Best/Healthy food:
1.Vitamin C
It helps to maintain collagen which acts as a supporting structure for the skin. Good sources include citrus fruits and vegetables like orange, lime, lemon, guava, Indian gooseberry, strawberries and green and red peppers.
2.Vitamin A
It helps to maintain healthy tissues of the skin. Milk, egg yolk and oysters are good sources of it. Beta carotene is the active form of vitamin A that accumulates in the skin and provides protection against sun damage. Rich source of this carotenoid includes carrots, papaya, mango, spinach, sweet potato, broccoli, watermelon and tomatoes.
3.Vitamin E
It acts as antioxidant and helps to slow down the ageing process. Almonds, leafy vegetables, salmon, lean meat, legumes and safflower oil are good sources of this vitamin.
4.B-Complex Vitamin
Good sources of vitamin B-complex include meat, poultry, whole grains, banana, fish, eggs, brewers yeast and peanut butter.
5.Selenium and zinc Vitamin
Oyster is rich in both zinc and selenium. Seafood, soybeans, mushrooms, wheat germ and whole grains are other sources of selenium and zinc.
On top of all these good food, we need to drink 6-8 glasses of water everyday inorder to flush out the toxin from the system.

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