Five Super Foods For Beautiful- Looking Skin

You might spend lots of time paying attention to what you apply to your skin externally, but did you know that a healthy, clear complexion actually starts from the inside? These are a few super foods packed with wonderful properties to literally help you eat your way to the look of beautiful, healthy, glowing and youthful skin.


Tomatoes are very high in lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid, a group of pigments that give fruits and vegetables their red, orange, and yellow colors. Twice the strength of beta carotene, lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that helps defend against free radicals such as those caused by UVA and UVB rays.1

It has been suggested that lycopene, such as that found in tomatoes, may help calm skin and improve the appearance of skin texture, making it appear more youthful-looking.2,7


High in essential fatty acids and a source of antioxidants, flaxseeds help improve the moisture holding capacity of skin, which is useful for undernourished, dry skin with a lack of luster.3,4 By locking in moisture, flaxseeds help keep skin soft and hydrated, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Dark Chocolate

Yes you read it correctly! The only catch is that it must have at least 70% cocoa and you don’t eat too much. In this case, less is more and a little goes a long way.

Dark chocolate is filled with flavanols, strong antioxidants that can help neutralize oxidative stress.5

The cocoa in dark chocolate increases blood flow to the skin, contributing to increased skin hydration and the overall maintenance of skin health.5

Red Grapes

The skin of red grapes is rich in resveratrol, an antioxidant and natural polyphenol that helps defend against free radicals and may help with the signs of photoaging.6,7

And guess what? Dark chocolate also makes the list for a delicious source of resveratrol.8 The good news doesn’t stop here! You can even have your dark chocolate with nuts for an extra bonus dose of resveratrol.6


Another fruit with great antioxidant properties is the pomegranate. They are an excellent source of flavonoids, potassium, vitamin C, and other important nutrients.

The juice, seed, and peel of this fruit have been reported to contain strong antioxidant activity, which helps defend the skin against free radicals and may help with the appearance of photo aging. Its antioxidant properties may also help calm skin.9

Next time you shop, be sure to add these foods to your cart. They may not only help benefit your skin, but your health too. They may make you feel wonderful and give you a boost of energy so you are ready to take on your day.* It will be an added bonus when people stop you to ask you what secret skin product you are using to give you that beautiful-looking glow!

  • Results of your diet may vary and this is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your physician for any medical, nutritional, or health-related questions or concerns.

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