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These Foods Are Good for Your Skin

Here is a look at some foods that your skin will love!

Foods with Omega 3’s

First, go for anything with Omega 3’s such as fatty fish like salmon, Arctic char, ocean trout or cod and flax seed or flax seed oil. Diet and supplements are the way to get these nutrients because the body does not make these essential fatty acids. Oh yes, and don’t forget Walnuts, another excellent source of Omega 3’s!

Foods Rich in Vitamin A

Leafy greens vegetables, squash, carrots, and mangoes are all foods rich in vitamin A. There is some evidence that vitamin A may help psoriasis. Retin-A, a common treatment for skin disorders, is a derivative of vitamin A. You can’t overdue vitamin A from eating foods rich in it, but too much in supplement form can be a problem leading to excessively dry skin, or even serious health issues such as increased pressure in the brain. So, play it safe and stick with foods rich in vitamin A.

Vitamin D

More and more studies over recent years tout the ultra-importance of vitamin D for a variety of health issues and disease prevention. It is not easy to get enough of it in foods and we all know there are risks involved with getting too much of it from the sun. Not to mention the fact that many of us live in climates where in many months of the year, sun exposure is not practical anyway. That said, most of your garden would not grow without the sun. Plants and vegetables need it and we need it too! No sun = no life! Some foods are fortified with vitamin D such as milk, and then there are eggs, salmon, cod, and liver all of which are good sources of this essential nutrient, but more and more researchers and doctors are recommending vitamin D supplementation.

Vitamin E

Cook with vegetable oils other oils rich in vitamin E vegetable oils, and grab a handful of almonds for snacking as these are excellent sources of E. Vitamin E is a good antioxidant and can help prevent the signs of skin aging and may even help defend against skin cancer. Studies indicate vitamin E taken in supplement form increases the level of vitamin E on the skin’s surface, which is helpful for folks with chronic dry skin.

Linoleic Acid

Linoleic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid is important for strengthening the skin. It is abundant in many vegetable oils.

Here is a list of some good sources of Linoleic Acid:

Safflower Oil
Grape Seed Oil
Poppy seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Hemp Oil
Corn Oil
Wheat Germ Oil
Cottonseed Oil
Soybean Oil
Walnut Oil

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