Want Flawless Skin? Add these Beauty Foods to Your Diet STAT.

Last Modified: January 22, 2016 at 9:07 am by Tianna | Leave a comment

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Beauty comes from the inside out, quite literally. Unless you’ve been gifted by genetics (or unknown fairy gods), you’ve probably had to do some amount of work to get your skin in good shape otherwise, if you’re like me (hello, eczema and acne, it’s me…), you still struggle to obtain the ultimate flawless skin. Thankfully, the answer could lie with your diet and there are a ton of deliciously healthy food which can help you on your quest for clear, youthful, hydrated, and healthy looking skin.

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Add these Beauty Foods to Your Diet for Flawless Skin ♥ 

  • Nuts and Seeds // Pick your favorite because most nuts have wonderful benefits to them, namely their healthy fats, which help to keep skin healthy, hydrated and youthful-looking. Moreover, nuts like pumpkin seeds include valuable minerals such as zinc and magnesium. Plus, they make a great snack for keeping you full throughout the day between meals.
  • Cherries & Grapes // Cherries are wonderful for helping you sleep better, evening out blood sugar, and they’re chock full of antioxidants. Plus, they’re delicious when added to smoothies and juice for a touch of natural sweetness! Grapes are a super delicious treat, especially when you freeze them. They’re full of valuable skin vitamins and antioxidants, notably resveratrol, which help defend against disease and aging.
  • Watermelon // One of the most hydrating foods around, watermelon is over 90% water and it’s full of antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals which can benefit your skin and overall health. Plus, it’s deliciously sweet and can provide a healthy refreshment on hot days without any additives. Simply pop some into your blender and it’ll liquify into a delicious, dense drink.
  • Avocado // Avocados are one of my favorite snacks because they’re a great source of healthy fats as well as vitamins and minerals. Plus, they’re great for adding creaminess and flavor to dishes as dressings, alongside grilled chicken or tofu (best combo EVER), and they make a great snack all on their own with a little sea salt. You can even have them on toast or baked with an egg for breakfast.
  • Berries // Berries are potent source of antioxidants which nearly everyone knows are great for fighting off skin-aging free radicals. They’re also great for decreasing your risk of heart disease and cancer so there’s that. Plus, they make everything taste amazing. They add sweetness to smoothies, yogurt, and oatmeal without adding unnecessary amounts of sugar. My favorites include strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, and cranberries.
  • Cucumber // Hands down, cucumber is my favorite food. I could probably live off it if we never had winter (maybe even then). It’s an incredibly hydrating fruit (though my mind says fruit, my heart says veggie!) filled with TONS of minerals and vitamins you need. It’s even recommended that if you’re tired and need energy, it’s better to eat some cucumber because it’ll give you a nice boost without the crash that you would get from coffee, tea or energy supplements.
  • Carrots and Pumpkin // As you may know, carrots and pumpkin are both high in beta-carotene (converts to vitamin A) and these are great for fighting off various diseases, aging in the body and your skin, and they taste delicious. Both taste best when cooked and it’s actually recommended that carrots be cooked as it helps release their enzymes more efficiently for you to absorb the benefits. Take that, raw food diet! #sorrynotsorry
  • Citrus Fruits // Citrus fruits are a great way to fight off bacteria and boost your immunity. Moreover, they’re all high in precious vitamin C, are naturally cleansing and detoxing, and have a delicious mix of sweet and sour flavor to them that’s great infused in water, smoothies, juices, and in various other recipes!
  • Leafy Greens // Leafy greens are a great way to get tons of vitamins and nutrients that you need alongside added fibers. They’re great for fighting off disease and they taste great both raw and cooked. Just be sure you add some healthy fat to the dish so you can absorb their fat-soluble nutrients.
  • Dark Chocolate (60% or higher) // Dark chocolate is one of those foods that’s just plain delicious. Add in some sea salt and that’s my kryptonite, but thankfully, it’s also good for me. It’s good to aim for 60% or higher to keep the cacao concentrated and get the most antioxidant benefits for skin and health. Eating milk chocolate won’t suffice because the milk actually inhibits all the catechins and flavonoids.
  • Tea & Honey // Tea is a delicious beverage, but many of them also have tons of health benefits. I’m sure you’ve heard about the benefits of green tea by now (unless you live under a rock), but there’s also white tea, rooibos tea, turmeric tea, ginger lemon tea, honey tea, dandelion tea, licorice tea, rose tea, mint tea, and even artichoke tea which all have various benefits for your health. Manuka honey and regular organic honey offer many benefits including their antibacterial properties which help us fight off illness, bacteria, and many more issues.
  • Spices // When I say spices, I’m talking about ginger, turmeric, garlic, basil, spearmint, and oregano. Spices are a brilliant way to add flavor to food without adding more salt and they also offer many health benefits to help fight acne, aging, and also disease.

What Are Your Favorite Foods to Eat for Beauty and/or Health Benefits?


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24 thoughts on “Want Flawless Skin? Add these Beauty Foods to Your Diet STAT.

  1. January 22, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    I’ve started eating more of these, I always notice a difference. Sadly peanuts actually make my skin worse – which took me a while to figure out! Most other nuts seem fine though thankfully! I need to get better at drinking more weather, it’s another one that makes a massive difference to my skin.

    1. January 22, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Exactly! I know it definitely makes a difference to my skin when I eat more fruits and veggies and avocado. Even water intake makes a difference for me too 🙂 Have a nice weekend Aine ♥

  2. January 22, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Good recommendations! We eat so many avocados and cucumbers! I am not a huge fan of dark chocolate, but I am trying to be better about that!!

    1. January 22, 2016 at 4:50 PM

      Thanks Meredith! OMG I LOVE avocados and cucumbers! They’re basically my food religion haha. I can eat them all day every day. Maybe it’s a Californian thing lol. and how can you not LOVE dark chocolate?? haha. Have you tried it with some sea salt or maybe berries? that might change your mind if the plain kind doesn’t do it for you. Hope this helps ♥

  3. January 22, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Thankfully, most are already part of my regular diet 😉 And of course: drink loads of water!

    1. January 22, 2016 at 4:51 PM

      Awesome! I know, you eat so healthy. You’re like my health mentor. Wish I lived in nature like you, though. It seems so nice! And yes, lots of water. Water is amazing 🙂 thanks for visiting Helene ♥

  4. January 22, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Always good to remember. I started adding pumpkin seeds to the mix about a year ago, and they’ve been surprisingly beneficial. Tasty, too. And any excuse to sit around eating dark chocolate, am I right? [Gets ready to make trip to snack cabinet….]

    1. January 22, 2016 at 4:52 PM

      Yes! I know, I just bought a large pack the other day and I was eating them constantly as a snack. It was delicious and I’ve seen my skin looking good too. And yes, seriously, any excuse, like ANY excuse haha and I’m there. thanks for visiting Susan 🙂

  5. January 22, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Love all of the foods listed above. I love adding rosehip powder to my smoothies, eat turmeric, dark chocolate, and just right about every single thing from your list 🙂 Oh, and of course lots and lots of water.

    1. January 22, 2016 at 4:54 PM

      me too! Oo rosehip powder – how fascinating! Does it taste good? Where do you get it from? More info please! I would love to know how it affects your skin/health/mood if any. Thanks for sharing! ♥

  6. Lisa Sharp
    January 23, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    I’ve got the tea part down, I drink a ton of tea. I want to add more cherries also because they are good for inflammation. Thanks for the list!

    1. January 26, 2016 at 10:58 AM

      yes! I love tea as well 🙂 cherries are amazing for inflammation and they’re also great to blend with a little almond milk to help with sleep. thanks for visiting – hope this helps! ♥

  7. January 23, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    This is a great list! I love just about everything on it. Except, no matter how I try, I cannot seem to enjoy an avocado! Still, a fantastic list and I have been inspired to go get some Pumpkin Seeds!

    1. January 26, 2016 at 8:44 AM

      thanks Gwen! I’m glad you like my list 🙂 I know, avocado isn’t for everyone 😛 That said, you can get healthy fats from other things like olive oil, coconut oil, etc. so no worries 🙂 there are alternatives! pumpkin seeds are so delicious and surprisingly great for beauty/health benefits ♥ thanks for stopping by!

  8. January 24, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    I love that tea is mentioned here. I have a strong preference of tea over coffee in the morning because many of teas that I drink have many health benefits and they also give me the wake up I need in the morning. From reading this list, I want to add so many more food options to my diet on top of the foods that I’m already eating.

    oxo, Lesh

    1. January 26, 2016 at 8:52 AM

      thanks Lesh! I love tea too for that reason! It’s crazy how many benefits tea can have for health so I definitely love that aspect. Plus, I’m just a huge fan of the taste 😛 Hope you found some more delicious foods to add to your diet for beauty gains 😉 thanks for stopping by! ♥

  9. January 28, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Great list. I definitely need to start buying more of these. Yay for the dark chocolate!!!

    1. January 28, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      thanks Lindsey! Glad you like it 🙂 Definitely makes me feel better about my chocolate obsession haha. ♥

  10. February 1, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    These are great tips! Pinning!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. Hope you have a great week!

  11. February 9, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Great post!! I definitely love every item on this list and it’s great to know how beneficial they really are! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. February 10, 2016 at 10:22 AM

      thanks – me too! I definitely think it encourages me to eat well 🙂 thanks for visiting Sam! ♥

  12. February 20, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    I love leafy greens for some many reasons and this is another great one! It is great to know that some of my favorite food are also nourishing my skin. Thank you!

  13. Linda Manns Linneman
    April 23, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    I am eating some of these things but I need to add some more to my diet. I know these things not only help your skin but many other things with your body. Thank you so much for sharing

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