Everyone wants smooth, radiant skin. What you eat can bring you closer to that goal. While there is no magic food that whisks the wrinkles away, the basics are simple. And chances are, you know them by heart. Ready to get specific about what to put on your grocery list? These foods are a great place to start.
Oats also have a natural plant chemical that helps prevent damage to skin cells and soothes skin irritation.
These are loaded with water, so they hydrate your skin and your cells, Zied says. One large orange is an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps make collagen — and that, in turn, helps keep your skin supple.
In general, vegetables and fruits are great for your skin. Go for lots of colors so you get a variety of nutrients.
These are filled with a healthy type of fat, monounsaturated fat, which helps your skin stay hydrated, Zied says. That same healthy fat can also help you absorb some vitamins and nutrients that your skin needs.
Try replacing high-fat salad dressings and mayo with avocado. “It gives you a lot of flavor and texture, and you don’t need much to feel satisfied,” Zied says.
4. Lean Beef
“Lean beef, such as top sirloin, is a great way to get high-quality protein,”. Protein helps build collagen. Have a 2- to 4-ounce serving just two to three times a week, she says. You can enjoy different kinds of lean protein on other days.
When you cook beef, flip it often. “Cooking it over super-high heat until it’s crispy and charred creates chemicals that will undo all of the anti-aging properties of the beef,”.