The skin is undoubtedly the largest and one of the body’s most important organ. It works tirelessly to filter toxins such as second-hand smoke, smog, and UV rays which you are exposed to as you conduct your daily business. Also, the skin works to retain moisture in the body, so you are not dehydrated. There is a lot more that the skin does; therefore, it is very important to take good care of it every day. During the cold season, your skin may become dry and flaky. You may lather up all the lotions and expensive creams you can find, but there is a cheaper and safer route: consuming foods that help to moisturize and hydrate your skin. Healthy foods go beyond hydrating your skin to work on a cellular level to keep the skin smooth and supple. Here are the ideal foods to gorge on if you are desirous of a well-hydrated and glowing skin:
The importance of fish to keeping the skin healthy and moisturized cannot be overstated. Fatty fishes such as tuna, trout, herring, and salmon pack copious amounts of omega-3 fatty acids that help to retain moisturize as well as fortify the skin. You will know your body is deficient of omega-3 fatty acids if you realize you have dry skin. The remedy is to gorge on fish or other omega-3 rich foods like flax seeds to hydrate your skin once again.
Now that means you have to go out and catch fish (of course, you can buy, but why buy when you can catch yours. Catching your fish is more fun and adventurous). How that must look daunting! But it is not. All you need to start on omega-3 rich foods is a braided fishing line !
Avocadoes pack plenty of antioxidants such as beta-carotene and lutein that help to soften the skin and keep it looking moist and supple. The fruit also has generous amounts of monounsaturated fats that help to reduce inflammation and protects the skin from aging fast.
Blend your avocado with orange juice plus garlic, stir it up with some cumin and cilantro, and then add it to Alfredo sauce for extra creamy texture.
Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene. Lycopene does a splendid job of protecting the skin from sun damage, thus, ensuring it stays young and smooth even as you advance in age. The lycopene component of tomatoes works best when the tomatoes are cooked a little.
Nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E. Vitamin E has long been shown as a great friend to the human skin as it cushions the skin from external damage that may be caused by UV rays. It also protects your skin from oxidative cell damage.
They have vitamin A in abundance. Vitamin A is a crucial nutrient in the prevention of dry skin. As an antioxidant, it helps to prevent premature aging and help repair damage to the skin tissues.
Oysters pack the highest levels of zinc than any other known foods. Zinc, on its part, helps to repair the skin by creating collagen. In case you aren’t a fan of oysters, you may get enough zinc from beans, beef, and wheat germ.
Bell peppers pack tons of vitamin C. Vitamin C do a commendable job in fighting free radicals and helping the skin to retain its youthfulness. More, bell peppers possess anti-inflammatory properties that help to keep you from looking bloated.
Cucumbers pack silica, vitamin A and vitamin C which work in synergy to retain the glow and youthfulness of your skin by supplying moisture that helps to improve skin elasticity, as well as fighting damage and soothing the skin.
Olive oil is a nutritional powerhouse in the protection and hydration of your skin thanks to its richness in omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fats, and vitamin E. These nutrients protect the skin from ultraviolet rays and other skin conditions, such as eczema and dryness. As a bonus, the oil is good for the heart.
Kale is known for being rich in antioxidants. It then follows that it is an excellent remedy to a host of skin problems. It is abundant in vitamin A that enhance proper skin cell growth. It also helps to keep the skin more alive and fresh.
Once you include these foods in your meal plan, you’ll be astounded by the results: your skin will become healthy, supple, and more radiant.
My name is Patterson. I have a strong understanding and passion for all things related to fishing. When I am not out wetting a line, I am sharing a range of tips and tricks on Fall For Fishing – to help others to snag their big catch!