It’s 2021, and it’s no big secret that we all want to lead healthier lives. Some days, it feels like there are far too many options to choose from on Postmates and Uber Eats. Restaurants provide us with many excellent choices, especially on nights when we don’t feel like cooking dinner or reheating leftovers from lunch. As fun as it is to spend time looking through all the options available online, we usually end up choosing meals that contain ingredients that aren’t very good for our bodies and skin.
Those meals may contain certain ingredients that cause us to break out with acne, worsen oily skin or take an existing skin condition from bad to worse. By eating foods that provide your body and skin with adequate nourishment, you are also improving your metabolism and slowing down your skin’s aging process.
Here are five foods that nourish your skin with the proteins and minerals required to be healthy, smooth, and supple.
Fatty fish like mackerel and salmon are rich sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for your skin. The fatty acids help keep your skin thick, supple, and moisturized; a deficiency could even cause one to have dry skin. Omega-3 fats also reduce inflammation which causes redness and acne, and they can even make your skin less sensitive to the harmful rays of the sun. Fish oil supplements can help fight inflammatory and autoimmune conditions like lupus or psoriasis, and they are also a good source of vitamin E.
If you’re looking to include more salmon in your diet, you could grill some salmon for a few minutes on a pan, then serve it with asparagus sprinkled with lemon juice and salt.
Before you cry a little, don’t worry. We get it! Oatmeal isn’t necessarily the most appetizing-looking food or the most delicious breakfast item you could choose, especially when you could eat some Cinnamon Toast Crunch and call it a day. However, it’s important to note that oatmeal doesn’t contain the same amount of sugar that a sugary cereal does. Instead, it contains fibers and vitamins that make your skin glow. If that’s not enough to convince you, oatmeal also helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
To spice up a bowl of bland oatmeal in the morning, you could chop up some fresh fruit like strawberries or bananas and add it to your bowl, or you could drizzle some honey over the top to add some healthy sweetness.
You could also make overnight oats if you’re not in the mood to cook first thing in the morning. All you have to do is put half a cup of oatmeal and the milk of your choice in a jar with some peanut butter and fruit. Give it a good stir, then store it in the fridge overnight and eat it for breakfast the following day.
Egg whites are one of the most delicious breakfast foods ever, but how do they make your skin healthy and supple? These delicious whites contain lutein. This means that your skin is extra hydrated and elastic but firm at the same time. On the other hand, egg yolks contain lots of fatty acids that add much-needed moisture to your skin. They also have omega-3 fats, vitamins A, K, D, and E, and many amino acids that make your skin glow.
If you’ve been looking for ways to spice up your breakfast routine, now’s your chance to do exactly that with some simple eggs! Eggs are some of the most versatile ingredients to work with, especially at breakfast time. If you’re sick of scrambled or sunny-side-up eggs, you could consider poaching them or whipping them into a quick omelet. If you’re trying to eat a bit healthier, you could also consider eating only the whites!
In this article, we took a look at three different foods that you can easily find at your local grocery store. We’ve also included them because, in addition to them being easily accessible, these foods contain various benefits. They make your skin glow, and they make it healthier while also helping you eat healthier.
One of the main reasons we love these foods is because of how easy they are to prepare, which means that you’re not going out of your way to work towards healthy skin. We hope that these three simple foods help you in your journey towards healthy and glowing skin.