Superfoods for Glowing Skin
To see real and lasting results from the skin procedures done here at Liza Glickman Medical Aesthetics Clinic, you need to be conscious of what you are putting into your body. Introducing super foods into your diet can make sure that you maintain and improve the skin to its maximum potential.
“You should have a diet focused on high quality lean proteins, fiber, healthy oils, raw fruits and vegetables, and spices is best for supporting healthy skin,” explains nutritionist Paula Simpson. “These foods tend to contain high-quality amino acids-the building blocks for firm skin-plus anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich ingredients that promote optimal skin metabolism.”
These are the foods that you need to add to your grocery list right away.
For Every Skin Type:
Chia seeds are small but mighty and are one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids which help provide the starting point for collagen production and skin cell function.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, an anti-aging antioxidant that is also beneficial for clearing the skin of acne.
For Acne-Prone Skin:
Oatmeal is a carbohydrate low on the glycemic index which measures how it increases blood sugar. Since it’s so low on the index that means that it slowly and steadily increases blood sugar and declines over other carbohydrates that cause drastic spikes and crashes which are associated with acne breakouts. Oatmeal is one of the healthier and more beneficial carbs.
Artichokes contain an antioxidant called flavonoid silymarin that can protect the liver and help clear acne-prone skin. It is especially potent when paired with spinach.
For Oily Skin:
Sweet Potatoes are a good source of vitamin A which has shown to reduce oil production but do not have too much because an overdose of vitamin A has other side effects like dizziness and bone pain.
Cinnamon is a wonderful spice for stimulating circulation and blood flow which brings oxygen and nutrients directly to the skin. Studies have even shows that cinnamon could help stabilize blood sugar levels.
For Dry Skin:
Avocados are high in levels of good and healthy oils and vitamin E. Vitamin E is another vital vitamin in the building block of healthy skin cell production.
For Wrinkles and Fine Lines:
Salmon is jam packed with health benefits and it’s omega-3 fatty acids are what is beneficial for your skin which stimulate and contribute collagen production.
Egg whites are high in both lysine and proline which are amino acids and collagen. Including them in your breakfast is the best way to help your body produce collagen.
Quinoa’s high level of riboflavin improves skin’s elasticity and production of connective tissue.
For Dark Under-Eye Circles:
Leafy greens like spinach, kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts are rich in vitamin K, a nutrient that is extremely helpful in improving blood circulation and coagulation.
All of these superfoods are waiting for you at your local grocery store. Consuming these foods and coming to Liza Glickman Medical Aesthetics Clinic will definitely make sure your skin and body are at their best! Call us to set up an appointment for any of our services at 407-881-3603!