Aging is a natural process that can be a beautiful part of life. However, some effects of aging can leave you feeling and looking bogged down — especially when it comes to your skin. Years of free radical damage and life stressors wreak havoc on your skin. The good news is you can prevent some of this damage by adding healthful foods to your diet.
In fact, research has found that a diet consisting of fruit and vegetables consumption may be the most healthy and safe method to maintain youthful appearing skin. Here are some of those healthful foods you should be adding to your diet to make your skin glow:
1. Oranges and other citrus fruit
Oranges contain lots of Vitamin C — 85% of your daily value in one small orange, to be exact. Vitamin C has been well-known to fight the common cold. Why? Well, not only is this vitamin a vitamin, but it also acts an antioxidant that fights disease, illness and even skin-harming free radicals.
Conversely, a lack of Vitamin C has been a well-known reason for scurvy, which is a condition that causes skin lesions, makes your skin more susceptible to bruising and slower to heal. A study actually found that Vitamin C has what researchers called, “anti-scurvy properties” that boost collagen in the skin.
So, peel an orange, squeeze some lemon in that water or add a lime to that salad if you want your skin to be healthy.