Get flawless skin by eating the right foods.

By: Angela Allen

Ladies, ever wonder how celebrities have seemingly flawless skin? Of course, there’s makeup, Botox and airbrushing; but if you eat the right foods, it can give you a great foundation that you’ll love to flaunt naturally.

It is essential that you eat foods that are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants reduce and repair the damage that is done by UV rays from the sun. Artichokes, beans, prunes and pecans are very high in antioxidant content. Blueberries, strawberries, plums, and blackberries are known for their antioxidant content also, and make for great desserts with whipped cream. Green tea is also high in antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory properties, which may even help prevent skin cancer according to experts.

You can also receive skin benefits from low fat dairy products. Dairy products are high in Vitamin A, which aids in keeping your skin smooth and healthy, and is especially good to use on acne prone skin. Products such as low-fat yogurt are thriving with live “good” bacteria, which not only helps your skin, but also helps aid in digestion.

According to experts, foods that contain essential fatty acids such as salmon, canola oil, and flaxseed help balance skins cells and are key to healthy skin. Whole wheat beads, muffins, and cereals are great for your skin and body, because they are high in selenium. The mineral selenium plays an important role in skin health.

Speaking of minerals, there’s no better way to make your skin rejoice than by drinking plenty of (hard) water full of minerals. Water moves nutrients in and toxins out. Experts say to drink 8 glasses of water (1/2 gallon) per day. Not very realistic, but it’s worth a try. Water moves nutrients in and toxins out, as well as increases your ability to sweat which keeps skin clean and clear of toxins.

If you want to have clear skin naturally, try to make a few of these choices for lunch. They’ll not only benefit your health, they’ll preserve your sexy. Just ask Diddy.

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