You may add some new food to your diet to have healthy, glowing skin. Consuming foods that help boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, and reduce damage to your skin, i.e., UV rays, is one way to keep your skin healthy and glowy.
We have a list of 6 fruits you should add to your grocery list to get that glowing skin and recipes to keep you glowed and well.
Avocados contain antioxidants like oleic acid, plant sterols, and vitamins like vitamin C and E that help to boost collagen production.
- Removes dead skin cells
- It prevents skin redness and wrinkles.
- Reduces UV ray damage to give the skin a firmer and glowing look
Recipes with a Glow: Try our Spiced Cauliflower Rice Bowl with avocado.
Guava is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and fibers which protect your skin from damage and prevent wrinkles. The extracts from a guava leaf have anti-inflammatory properties that help treat acne.
Recipes with a Glow: Guava Empanadas with a sweet and crispy twist.
Kiwi is rich in vitamin E, which helps to stimulate the skin and prevent the build-up of dead skin cells; including antioxidants like vitamin C, lutein, potassium, and zeaxanthin that:
- Hydrates the skin
- Regenerates the skin
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
Recipes with a Glow: Keep calm and smooth with Homemade Kiwi Lemonade.
Papaya contains anti-inflammatory properties like enzymes papain and chymopapain that remove dead skin that build up in pores and helps to hydrate the skin. The enzymes in papaya have therapeutic properties that help exfoliate and rejuvenate skin cells.
Recipes with a Glow: Try some Roasted Papaya with Brown Sugar
Strawberries are high in vitamin C, which has anti-inflammatory properties and boost collagen production. It helps to protect the skin from UV rays and wrinkles. Strawberries have alpha-hydroxylic acid that allows:
- Get rid of dead skin
- Regeneration properties to keep skin smooth and perky.
- Reduces hyperpigmentation and dark spots
Recipes with a Glow: Looking to spice up your salad? Why not make a Watercress and Strawberry Salad?
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins and include collage production to reduce dead skin cells and improve elasticity. It also contains potassium which has many healing properties to keep the skin hydrated and firm.
Recipes with a Glow: Try Chef Tina’s Rustic Ratatouille with tomatoes.
Vitamins that are great for Glowing skin
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Many other fruits are great for glowing skin, i.e., coconuts. We just decided to share our top 6.
Check out Chef Julia’s list of foods you should AVOID for good skin.