For optimal skin beauty, there are some foods that are a must on your grocery list, and some you have got to cut back on.

If you lead an unhealthy lifestyle there is no magic cream that will cut back on the damage it will do to your looks.

What to Eat

What to Eat

This is why you have to turn to whole, nutrient foods and boost your metabolism, because, by boosting it and keeping it healthy on the inside, the health will shine through you and be seen on the outside as well.

Here we have made up a list of what to do and what not to do of foods found in your every day plate.

Leafy Greens 

These are the foods you definitely have to have on your plate. They can clear up the skin, slow down the aging process and prevent wrinkles.

The greens such as the kale, the spinach, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, all contain properties that lower the blood sugar levels and support the growth of healthy hormones.

They are all fantastic for the skin and great for the metabolism, so try consuming them on a daily basis!

Probiotic Foods 

The gut is something you absolutely have to take care of, and when it does not absorb the nutrients it needs, the body and the looks suffer.

One of the most common side effects of a poor gut are the acne. If you have acne, it means that your gut is not getting the nutrients it needs.

That is why you need to consume probiotic rich foods. They contain beneficial bacteria that will help you fight off several diseases and conditions.

Foods that are filled with probiotics are the yogurt, kefir, pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, and dark chocolate.

However, you may want to be careful and eat only the plain version of these foods, for the varieties may be filled with added sugar, and that is something you don’t need.

Vitamin A 

To prevent acne, dry skin and wrinkles you can add foods rich with this vitamin to your diet.

Even though the Vitamin A is found in most of the animal-based foods, the beta carotene, found in a variety of plant-based foods, when consumed, the body dissolves it into Vitamin A.

Foods rich in this vitamin are carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, pumpkin, leafy greens, cantaloupe, apricots, yellow pepper, liver, fish, papaya, and some super foods (in this case spirulina and green powder).

Acai 

The acai and all dark colored berries are extremely beneficial for your skin!

The acai is extremely high in omega 3 fatty acids, making it perfect for preserving the health of your skin, and is a powerful antioxidant which takes care of your immune system, heart and brain health.

The acai has a specifically delicious taste, somewhere between blueberries and chocolate, and is very low in sugar, making it excellent in controlling the blood sugar levels and the weight.

When you seek the acai in the store, there is a dried version of it which is a little less beneficial, and the frozen version, which is the one we recommend for you. However you may choose to prepare it, you will not go wrong.

Lean Protein 

Inflammation is the biggest problem that stands behind the health of the skin, so if you turn to foods rich in lean protein and filled with anti inflammatory properties, the level of collagen will rise and the acne will stop appearing.

Foods rich in lean protein are egg whites (but mixed with a whole egg), turkey breast, Greek yogurt, chicken breast, white fish, salmon, tempeh, tofu, edamame, quinoa, lentils, oatmeal, beans, and many more.

In addition to this, you can get plenty of healthy fats from consuming raw nuts and seeds such as almonds, walnuts, flax, pumpkin seeds, chia, tahini, macadamia and Brazil nuts, pecans. They are all beneficial for your skin.

These were the foods you would want to implement in your diet. Now, let’s focus on the don’ts. Everything from processed food, junk food, foods high in sugar, soda, white sugar, refined grains is a definite no.

These foods trigger a faster aging of the skin and make it dry and unattractive. You may also want to check yourself for any allergies to food, for it might do the same damage to your skin.

Food additives have also been proven to cause skin problems, so make sure you stay away from them too.Finally, don’t forget to nurture your body by drinking plenty of water and lowering the stress to a minimum.

Keep your body hydrated, and what is more, stay away from cosmetic and cleansing products that are not natural.

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Accept the fact that the future of your skin and overall look is entirely in your hands. It is your life choices that determine how are you going to look. Pick the better option!