Can you really snack your way to younger-looking skin?
Q: Are there certain foods that I can eat to improve my complexion?
A: Yes, with a few simple diet tweaks, you can help reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles, dryness, and thinning skin. The saying "you are what you eat" is especially true when it comes to your skin. Here are the best foods to incorporate into your diet to improve your complexion:
One great way to get more flaxseed oil in your diet: Try Nutrition Garlic Chili Organic Flax Seed Oil as an alternative to olive oil for salad dressing; coincidentally olive oil has also been shown to be good for your skin so alternate between the two oils for maximum results.
Red bell peppers and carrots are also two of the most convenient healthy snack foods. Cut them into strips and take them with you when you’re on the go.
Your prevention plan: Aim to have a protein containing food (eggs, lean beef, poultry, edamame beans, etc) at each of your meals to ensure optimal protein levels in your diet—and supple skin.
These three additions to your diet are simple, but the effects are profound. Making just one of the above changes can reduce the likelihood of wrinkles by 10 percent, of thinning skin by 25 percent, or of dryness by 20 percent, according to a 2007 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.