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Resveralife Eat Well: Foods That Make Our Skin Glow

Most of us come believe that using high-class vine vera skincare products on a regular basis will help make our skin glow and shine. However, did you know that what you eat not only helps you stay healthy but also can be quite effective in making your skin glow in a natural manner? Yes, your lifestyle and what you eat greatly influences how you look and how well your skin is maintained. While you might love that hamburger of McDonalds or go out to Burger King every weekend, you might want to know that not all food helps you equally to maintain your skin – you need the right nutrients.

 

top foodSo, what are the foods that should absolutely be in your diet plan?

Some foods are better than others and while you need not eat food items that you do not like, there are plenty of food items that have the nutrients and vitamins you need for a healthy skin. These top food items can work wonders for your skin and give it an amazing glow. So the next time you plan your daily diet, just don’t forget to include these food items in it.

  • Tomatoes – Tomatoes are capable of clearing acne and related skin problems with ease, especially if eaten raw. Try to eat 2 to 3 raw tomatoes everyday or you can also consume tomato-based foods such as its juice, sauce or vegetables cooked in tomato gravy. A phytochemical named lycopene makes tomatoes red in color and are exactly the chemical which lowers acne- promoting hormones and also protects the skin from the sun’s UV rays effectively, thus making it glow. Another benefit of lycopene is that improves the level of antioxidants in the skin thereby combating free radicals produced from exposure to sun.
  • Seafood and Fishes – Studies reveal that people who consume a diet rich in seafood and fishes experience less wrinkles and fine lines during their lifetime. The reason is that fishes and seafood contain omega-3 fatty acids which slow down the wrinkling process and make the skin look younger and tighter for many years. These fatty acids also fight off acne easily and reduce inflammation along with making the skin shine with regular consumption.
  • Green Tea – Green tea too has the ability to reduce acne-promoting hormones which are known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is also loaded with antioxidants which give the skin a younger look and healthier feel. One should drink at least 3 cups of green tea, one after each meal for maximum benefits on the skin and body.
  • Brown Rice – Brown rice is rich in ceramides which are lipid molecules. These molecules help the skin to retain moisture in it and give it a natural glow. By eating naturally occurring ceramides, they get incorporated into the skin’s outer layers and increase moisture content extensively.

 

  • Deeply colored berries – Blueberries, strawberries and cherries are some of deeply colored cherries which contain loads of antioxidants and help the skin fight off blemishes with ease. Acne has the ability to deplete antioxidants in the skin and make it stressed, giving rise to more skin problems. Try to eat a bowl of any of these berries once a day to get glowing and clean skin. You can also drink shakes containing these berries if you do not wish to eat the raw fruit.

 

Panels of different vitamin sources

Resveralife on Foods That Your Body Will Love

The Vitamins Your Body Needs

Vitamins and minerals are essential for our body and help us stay healthy and active, that’s what we have learned from the time we were in middle school. The use of vitamins though and it’s intake is not just restricted to how well the body can function, our skin needs the right amount of vitamins to look good too. Vitamin C, for instance, is used extensively in many beauty products today.

However, we need vitamins for more things than just looking good.

For one, we need them to feel better too. Most of us don’t have that time to have a properly planned meal all the time – we have urgent appointments and meetings to handle and a work life that makes healthy eating a lot more difficult

Yet, the value of vitamins can never be underestimated. They supply our body with the needed nutrition and also do a world of good to our external and internal body parts. We will discuss each vitamin and find out foods which are rich them in so that you can create the perfect diet for yourself and receive your daily dose of all vitamins. Try to consume less of fatty foods and foods high in sugar and focus on these food items more.

Vitamin A rich foods

Vitamin A helps in proper vision and gene transcription. It also improves the health of our skin and boosts to the immune system. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to improper vision and even blindness and make one suffer from viral infections. Foods which are rich in Vitamin A are cooked sweet potato, cooked carrots, dark leafy greens, squash, lettuce, dried apricots, cantaloupe melon, sweet red peppers, mangoes and tuna fish.

 

Molecule of vitamin A

 

Vitamin B12 rich foods

Vitamin B12, also known as Cobalamin and helps to increase blood levels in the body, keeps the body active and mind fresh. People who suffer from this deficiency may experience permanent damage to the brain or nervous system. The main food items that are rich in this vitamin are cooked shellfish, liver or beef, fishes like mackerel, crabs, fortified bran and also soy products such as silken tofu, red meat, skimmed milk, swiss cheese and eggs.

Vitamin C rich foods

Vitamin C is quite essential for the body as it helps maintain tissues, cartilages and blood vessels. It is an antioxidant which reduces stress levels in the body and also lowers the risk of cancer. The major food items that are rich in this vitamin are yellow bell peppers, dark leafy greens, broccoli, kiwi, citrus fruits such as oranges and clementine, strawberries, tomatoes, papayas and peas.

Vitamin D rich foods

Vitamin D is important for the body as it helps in complete absorption of calcium, cell growth, bone development, immune functioning, reduction of inflammation and also neuromuscular functioning. Vitamin D deficiency can make the immune system weak, increase risk of cancer, leads to hair fall, and weaken the bones and muscles. The foods rich in this vitamin are cod liver oil, oily fishes like trout, mushrooms, fortified cereals, tofu, cheese, egg yolks, caviar and dairy products.

Vitamin E rich foods

Vitamin E helps to protect the body against diseases of the heart, cancer and also eye-related problems. It also makes the skin soft and smooth and nourishes it from within. Vitamin E should not be consumed in large quantities though. You will find Vitamin E abundantly in silken tofu, cooked spinach, nuts like almonds, sunflower seeds, avocados, shellfish, rainbow trout fish, olive oil, broccoli, squash and pumpkin.

 

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Woman showing off her silky legs

Resveralife Eat Well: Recipes for Silky Skin

Women across the globe have a constant need to have beautiful, soft, glowing skin. That’s why it’s no surprise that the beauty and skin care industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Women will pay whatever it takes to look fantastic and have perfect skin.

What if there was something you could do on your own, without products or surgeries, which required no out of pocket expense other than a few groceries? It has been said that the best way to nourish your skin is from within. That’s why today, Resveralife would like to give you some insight as to the different types of foods you can eat to achieve and maintain healthy, silky skin.

 

Superfoods for your Skin

Food isn’t generally the first thing people think of when it comes to skin care and achieving soft, silky skin. However, there are a multitude of good, fresh, wholesome ingredients one can incorporate into their daily diets that are not only good for you overall, but will result in super soft and silky skin if ingested for a period of time. Let’s examine a few of those foods:

 

  • Red Bell Peppers – contains high levels of Vitamin C to fight wrinkles
  • Blueberries – Speeds cell regeneration and growth, provide loads of antioxidants, protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays
  • Avocados – Contains high amounts of Vitamin E to moisturize skin, fights free radicals, protects from harmful UV rays from sun
  • Sweet Potatoes – Contains Beta Carotine which produces Vitamin A to aid in new skin cell growth; also contains retinoids which are found in many beauty products
  • Salmon – Great for skin due to Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which moisturize and nourish the skin, and also decreases dryness and keeps skin’s elasticity in tact
  • Onions – Contains Quercetin which is an antioxidant used to fight wrinkles and fine lines
  • Whole Grains – Contain Polyphenols and Carotenoids which fight the signs of and the actual aging process
  • Pomegranate – May reduce risk of cancer, contains loads of Vitamin C to keep skin looking bright and free of wrinkles

 

Incorporating as many servings a week as you like of the above fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains is one of the best bets if you would like to care for your skin the natural way, and begin living a better eating lifestyle. Diets don’t work, but making permanent changes in your diet will work because eating better is a lifestyle choice, not a fad.

Resveratrol thought it would be fun to include a few recipes using some of the above ingredients for you to try out at home. Let us know what you think after you’ve tried them for yourself.

Baked salmon with pesto and vegetables

Pesto Salmon

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 filet salmon, wild if possible
  • 2 TBSP of Pesto sauce
  • Aluminum Foil or Parchment paper
  • Baking Dish

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slather your salmon filet front and back with the pesto sauce, and wrap lightly in aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  3. Pop filet into the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until filet is done and flaky.

 

The health benefits of the fish coupled with the health benefits of the pesto will provide your skin with a wonderful dose of moisturizing ingredients. It’s a meal you can feel good about. Pair this fish with some steamed or grilled vegetables, and some wild rice. Perfect!

 

Large glass cup filled with a blueberry smoothie and surrounded by blueberries

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ C Fat Free Milk (you could substitute for any kind of milk you like such as Coconut, Almond, Rice or Soy)
  • ½ C Fat Free Yogurt, Plain
  • 1 C Unsweetened frozen blueberries (this omits the need to add ice)
  • 1 TSP Honey or Agave nectar to sweeten

 

Directions:

Add all of the above ingredients to your blender and blend on high until smooth, only about 10-15 seconds. Drink to your health, and also your skin’s health! This delicious breakfast smoothie is loaded with antioxidants, protein, Vitamin C, and UV fighting components.

 

 

Good Food for Silky Skin

We hope this informative article has helped you understand the ways in which you can eat better, and heal your skin from the inside out – and maintain it for your skin to look its absolute best.

 

What are some of your favorite foods to eat to care for your skin? How do you use these ingredients? Tell us below.