1. Citrus fruitsOranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes are some of the best citrus fruits for your skin. They contain high levels of Vitamin C, which not only has powerful antioxidant properties, but also promotes smoothness of the skin. A diet rich with Vitamin C can also help protect your skin from sun damage and lower your risk for skin cancer. You can incorporate more citrus fruit in your diet by adding lemon or lime slices to water, or eat an orange or grapefruit with your breakfast.
2. BerriesStrawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are not only yummy, but full of Vitamins A and C, which can also help reduce skin damage and prevent or reduce the occurrence of acne. These berries have deep hues of purples and reds, which means that they contain high concentrations of antioxidants. Make a berry smoothie or add some into your yogurt.
3. AvocadoAvocados are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and healthy fats, such as unsaturated fats and Vitamins B, C and E that can boost your complexion. Vitamin E is fat-soluble, which means that you need an adequate amount of healthy fat for your body to absorb it. Avocados also contain more potassium than a banana. Even though avocados have healthy fats, they are also high in calories, so eat in moderation. You can make healthy guacamole and eat it with tortilla chips.
4. MangoMangoes are a good source of provitamin A, a precursor that your body will convert into Vitamin A to protect your immune system and promote growth and development. Along with Vitamin A, one-half cup of sliced mango has 40 percent of your daily value of Vitamin C, which helps keep your complexion clear and smooth. Time to stock up on some mangos ASAP!
5. PineapplePineapples are filled with nutrients, which includes Vitamins B1 and B6. Vitamin B1 prevents skin conditions that affect areas around the mouth, and Vitamin B6 may help prevent skin disorders and cracks from forming in the skin around your mouth. Some people may be allergic to pineapples, so taste test before you decide to incorporate pineapples into your daily fruit intake.
By: Stephanie Scott | Image: Source