You may have a lot to thank your mother for as a kid when she tirelessly compelled you to have your daily share of vegetables. It’s not just because vegetables are good for health and prevent a host of life threatening diseases; everybody knows about that.
Since most green and fresh vegetables are powerhouses of minerals, vitamins and other key nutrients, they can actually enhance the quality and tone of your skin.
Besides that, a lot of vegetables that we love to detest are replete with the all important anti-oxidants, which help you counter the incessant damage caused by free radicals in your body. In other words, eating vegetables is a good way of dealing with the effects of aging. How good is that!
Now that we’ve established the efficacy of vegetables in improving your skin health and deep wrinkles on forehead, you will be happy to know that you don’t need to eat all vegetables to get the desired benefit. A number of vegetables would provide you with the necessary nutrients to keep skin problems at bay while satiating your discerning taste buds.
You get generous doses of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, as well as folic acid by eating broccoli. Also, consuming broccoli is also known to safeguard your skin from the harmful UV rays by curtailing the radiation damage.
Mushrooms are replete with loads of Protein and Vitamins while going easy on harmful fats and cholesterol. In addition, consuming mushrooms in moderation could make you look younger (and happier) by augmenting the production of the female estrogen hormone.
White Radishes are rich with Vitamin C – a vital Antioxidant that not only combats excessive formation of melanin, but also prevents pigmentation, thereby imparting a fresh/clean skin.
As easy as it gets; cucumbers are rich in Amino Acids, Vitamins, and other antioxidants which go a long way in cleaning your skin while enhancing your natural complexion. Furthermore, they also help you get rid of stubborn freckles and offer welcome respite from allergies.
They are not known as skin food without a reason. Carrots are very rich with Pectin substances which in turn detoxify the body in more ways than one. Your skin would be left looking lustrous and shiny after eating them for a few months.
Spinach is another wonderful option to maintain and improve not just your skin, but also general health. Replete with important skin-friendly ingredients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and also folate, spinach helps you prevent/fight acne prone sensitive skin, dark spots and a host of annoying skin problems.
Spinach is also known to be rich in calcium which is needed by your skin, nails, and bones in healthy doses.
It is an underrated vegetable, for sure. Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin C, Mucins, and Vitamin A. It also helps you deal with high Cholesterol levels. A good skin beautifying vegetable that can be eaten by all.
Not many people know that tomatoes offer a number of skin benefits as well. Tomatoes are said to be one of the greatest sources of lycopene, a key anti-aging antioxidant. It is also abundant in Vitamins A, C and K.
Oranges are wonderful foods in various ways. They are abundant sources of beta-carotene (which is converted to Vitamin A by our body), and also a number of key minerals/vitamins. In particular, they contain Vitamin C which combats cellular damage attributed to free radicals.
Asparagus are great sources of Selenium, a component that can help you combat the physical manifestations of skin aging while making your skin look radiant.