Monday, January 25, 2016

Day 2293 - 4 Foods to help your skin

Healthy skin from the inside out.

According to Redbook Magazine, February 2016, eating these foods will help protect our skin from the inside out.

Advice from both a dietitian and a Professor of Dermatology, has suggested that cucumbers, dried apricots, walnuts and turkey are all great skin foods.  Let's check them out.


Turkey is known as a low fat meat.  It is also known as a meat that has good levels of zinc which helps your body create healthy skin cells and protects your skin against the aging effects of UV and pollution.  Apparently some studies have shown that zinc can also help protect against acne.  Which all make turkey the best meat option when it comes to skin food.

Dried Apricots

Apparently apricots are a good source of vitamin A which is important for the growth of healthy new skin cells.  Dried apricots make skin health easy because they're easy to carry around with you and are available all year long.


Cucumbers are a wonder food and great for hydration which of course is important for skin health. They are made up of 96 percent water! They also have a nutrient called silica which helps the body to produce hyaluronic acid which in turn helps cells retain moisture so your skin appears plump and fresh.


Walnuts are packed with the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is good for supple skin.  Essential fatty acids help to limit water loss and nutrients from the skin which makes them good for overall skin health. But don't eat too many! They are high in calories. They say a quarter of a cup will deliver more than twice the minimum recommended daily intake of ALA.

So there you have it.  A quick good food guide to healthy skin.

Thanks Redbook Magazine and your team of experts for helping us to age positively! Their experts include Lisa Drayer, registered dietitian and author of "The Beauty Diet" and Judith Hellman MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at NYC Mount Sinai Hospital. 


  1. I LOVE dried apricots and walnuts, they are two of my favourite snack foods ever but sadly dried apricots are really high in sugar (like everything else that tastes yummy!). I've never been a big cucumber fan but I'll remember to get turkey subs from now on ;-)

    1. Damn that sugar. It gets us all excited and then reality sets in.

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