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You need to feed your face with healthy foods to keep it looking its best. The outside of your body and face reflects what is taking place on the inside. You cannot eat junk food and fast food all of the time and expect your skin to be soft, glowing and youthful. Make some changes in your food choices now and your skin will reflect the healthy way that you are eating.

A complexion that is dull and dry will be lackluster and signals that you are not eating as well as you could be. The good news is that it is never too late to turn things around.   Show the world your best face by improving your diet ASAP.

Include these foods in your meal planning and get ready to show that glow!

Avocados:

Avocados are a green, smooth tasting fruit that is creamy and so good for the skin. This fruit is high in essential oils and B-complex vitamins. Avocados nourish your skin from the inside out.

Vitamin B3 (also known as niacin) is important for smooth and supple skin. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that sooth irritated and red skin. Enjoy avocados to eat but you can also smash them up and apply them to your face for a mask that will leave your skin looking lovely!

Mangoes:

This fruit is high in vitamin A and it has lots of it in it. This is an excellent face food. A deficiency in vitamin A will cause your skin to be flaky and dry.  This vitamin fights free radical damage that threatens to destroy the skin and it also repairs skin cells.

Almonds:

As far as almonds go, they go nuts for your complexion! Almonds are high in vitamin E and that is good news for your skin. Vitamin E contains oils that moisturize dry skin. Its antioxidant properties slow the aging process and protect skin from damage.

Cottage Cheese:

So maybe you don’t really like the look of it and maybe it is not your favorite type of cheese, but cottage choose is very nurturing for your skin. It is rich in the mineral calcium which makes for strong, healthy bones. But it is the mineral selenium found in cottage cheese that makes these white creamy curds a winner for your complexion.

As a face saving food, cottage cheese is a winner! Cottage cheese pairs up selenium with vitamin E. This antioxidant team is practically unstoppable when it comes to fending off free radicals. Not only that, but they protect the skin against cancer and they fight dandruff in your hair.

Oysters:

They may be a means of dialing up the libido, but oysters are so much more than that. Your skin will fall in love with them because they will be so good to it! Oysters are rich in zinc which means that they affect the production of sebum which can lead to acne and eruptions of the skin. Zinc, when teamed with vitamin E helps to boost the production of elastin (which is the elastic protein found in the skin).

Baked Potatoes:

Set aside the fries from McDonald’s and get yourself home and enjoy a baked potato instead. Your skin will thank you 10 times over.  One baked potato with the skin on it will provide you with 75 percent of your daily requirement for the mineral copper.

Baked potatoes also contain vitamin C and zinc. All of these important elements of health produce the elastic fibers that support the healthy structure of the skin.

When you do not take in enough copper, your skin can take on a lifeless and rigid appearance. It also hampers your skin’s ability to heal itself rapidly.

Be good to your skin and help it to look its best and be its best by feeding it right!

Samantha

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Are you an avid eater of avocados? Avocados are often believed to be a vegetable, when they are actually a fruit.

They do taste more like a vegetable and are often used more in a vegetable capacity. They are also a green wonder food that is rich in antioxidants. But that is not all – eating avocados can improve your longevity and can help to slow down the aging process.

There are different varieties of avocados. The avocado is shaped like a pear although some varieties are more round in nature. Their size can be anywhere from one ounce to up to four pounds. The time of year when avocados are most readily available is late winter and early spring although most grocery stores and markets have them available practically year round (be aware that when they are out of season they may be more expensive to purchase!).

Avocados are used to make guacamole which is a popular dip for everything from crackers to chips to carrot sticks. They are also often used in the making of salads as well as in breads, main dishes and some desserts. If you have never tried an avocado or do not eat them regularly then you are missing out on the many anti-aging benefits that they possess!

Avocados are very tasty and they are choked full of nutrients that can help the body to heal itself and also can help you to live a longer and healthier life. It helps to know the good that can be found in this delicious fruit.

The Goodness of Avocados:

When it comes to antioxidants, avocados come out a winner! They are full of many nutrients that can do your body plenty of good!  They are a rich source of antioxidants and they protect bodily organs and tissues from damage that occurs over time and as a person ages. Antioxidants are also excellent warriors when they come up against the free radicals that can damage and destroy cells throughout the body.

Avocados contain folate which is a micronutrient that the body needs to be healthy. If you consume a cup of avocados this will provide you with approximately 23 percent of the folate that you require on a daily basis. Folate is very good for the heart. Individuals who consume the appropriate amount of folate reduce their potential for heart attacks by as much as 55 percent.

Avocados contain potassium. In fact a cup of avocados will provide you with approximately 25 percent of your daily recommended dosage of potassium. Potassium will help to keep your heart and your arteries as healthy as can be.  Potassium is also capable of reducing the risk of high blood pressure and the worry over having a stroke.

Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fat (which makes it a healthy fat) found in avocados that can lower bad (LDL) cholesterol while at the same time increasing the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol in the blood. This is yet another reason to eat avocados.

For some people avocados are an acquired taste while other people enjoy the taste of them from the very first bite. It is important to point out that despite its many health benefits avocados are high in calories. For example a cup of avocados equals approximately 235 calories. For this reason you should enjoy avocados for their anti-aging benefits but you should not overindulge in them due to the high calorie count!

Becca

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