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Eating Fruit and Veggies for Hydrated Skin

September 10th, 2018 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

Skin hydration is important, but it is not only achieved through topical treatments. Diet can also help to keep the skin from becoming too dry. But the question is, which vitamins, minerals and nutrients are skin hydrating and which vegetables and fruits can they be found in?

Hydration is an essential component of skin care. Dehydrated skin can compromise the immune function of the skin and cause it to look older and more wrinkled. Skin tissue is constantly being renewed and, depending on factors produced in the dermis, skin can be regenerated every two or three weeks. Targeted nutrition, both dietary and topical, can dramatically increase the moisture level of the skin. Skin hydration can be accomplished from both the inside and outside.

Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid
Are found in Papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, and strawberries.

Vitamin E
VITAMINS E are found in nuts, seeds, avocado, sweet potato, and vegetable oils.

Vitamin B3 - Niacin
Vitamin B3 or niacin includes tuna, chicken, turkey, and peanuts.

Vitamin B5 - Pantothenic Acid
Vitamin B5 includes avocado, lentils, salmon, and shiitake and cremini mushrooms.

Vitamin A - Retinol
Vitamin A comes from sweet potatoes, carrots, dark green, leafy vegetables, dairy, fish, and meat. Liver is an excellent source of vitamin A.

Fatty Acids
Omega-6 and Omega-3. Omega-6 fats come from vegetable oils such as palm, soybean, and canola. Omega-3 fats are found in fatty fish, fish oil, flaxseed, and walnuts (in much lower levels)

Lutein and Zeaxanthin
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach.

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