Vegetables Good For Skin

Iā€™m pretty sure all of us have been told from young that vegetables are good for us but do you know which are the vegetables good for skin?

Vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that keep us healthy but eating the right ones can also help our skin. In particular, certain vegetables also contain antioxidants, which are compounds that fight against free radicals and help to counteract their skin-damaging effects.

Some studies have shown that vitamin C and E, have good antioxidant properties, and might help prevent some DNA damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

 

Which Vegetables?Ā  Vegetables Good For Skin

There are many types of vegetables to choose from. Here are just a few examples of vegetables that can help you achieve better skin and also give a boost to your overall health.

Broccolini

You are probably familiar with broccoli, but have you tried brocollini?

It tastes sweeter and is also an excellent source of vitamins A and C.

Eggplant

Eggplant skins have an intense purple hue which is packed with fibre, magnesium and antioxidants. Eggplants are a good source of niacin and folate — types of B vitamins — which aid in skin cell regeneration and repairing cell damage. Whether eaten roasted, grilled or stuffed, the skin should be left on for its goodness.

Leek

The leek belongs to the same family as garlic and onions.

Besides being heart-healthy, they contain manganese which helps to keep the skin healthy.

Tomato

Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and of beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A which can help with moisturizing and with healing skin tissue

 

Eat Your Colors

For a good dose of vitamin C, create a dish using bell peppers, potatoes, broccoli or cauliflower, stir fried with oyster sauce or roasted in the oven.

For vitamin E, you might try olives, spinach or asparagus. You might also want to know that just one sweet potato can give you a little more than your daily allowance of vitamin E.

So instead of saying eat your greens, we should actually be saying eat your colors to keep your body strong and your skin healthy.

 

I would love to hear from you.

If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below:

Sue

 

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