What foods are best for your skin?

Your skin is your largest organ, and what you consume has a direct impact on its health. Just as you feed your body healthy foods to stay strong and energized, you should also be mindful of the foods that you eat to maintain clear, youthful skin. At Florida Academic Dermatology Center of Coral Gables, FL, we work with patients to help them understand how their diets can improve--or worsen--their skin and certain skin conditions. We also take the time to educate our patients on the benefits of certain foods that carry the nutrients to enhance the skin.

What foods are best for your skin?

Certain nutrients are essential for keeping your skin looking its best. For example, antioxidants help to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals, while omega-3 fatty acids can help to reduce inflammation and keep your skin hydrated. Eating a diet rich in these nutrients will help keep your skin looking its best. Below are some of the best foods for healthy skin include:

  • Blueberries: These little berries are packed with antioxidants, which help to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Salmon: Salmon is an excellent natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help to reduce inflammation and keep your skin hydrated.
  • Avocados: Avocados are rich in the healthy fats that help to keep your skin looking plump and youthful, delaying the unwanted signs of aging.
  • Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients like beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps to protect your skin from damage caused by the sun’s strong ultraviolet rays.
  • Tomatoes: Tomatoes are another great source of antioxidants, which help to keep your skin looking young and healthy and can be eaten in many different forms.

Eating a diet that includes these nutrient-rich foods will help to keep your skin looking its best. Incorporating these types of foods into your diet is an easy way to boost your skin’s health from the inside out. We welcome you to ask Dr. Francisco Kerdel and associates about the advantages of integrating these foods for your overall health and wellness, too! Call 305-324-2110 to request an appointment at our Coral Gables, FL, area practice.

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