Your body needs nutrients to function, and your skin needs nutrients to glow! Superfoods are so labelled because they are densely packed with the essential nutrients that will keep you looking and feeling great. Here are our top superfood picks for fantastic skin:
Fatty fish such as salmon contain omega-3, vitamin C, zinc and astaxanthin – which is the world’s most powerful antioxidant at fighting free radicals which attack the skin (it is also present in all Ingenious supplements).
Walnuts contain a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fats along with zinc (vital for wound healing) vitamin E and selenium.
Broccoli is packed full of vitamins and minerals including zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It also contains a special compound called sulforaphane, which is believed to be useful in helping to combat some types of cancer including skin cancer
Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C and contain all of the major carotenoids which have been shown to protect your skin against sun damage.
Avocados are high in healthy fats which can help increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They are also an excellent source of Vitamins E and C, both of which play a key role in the health of your skin.
Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants which studies show have the potential to improve skin tone. They also contain vitamin A and zinc.
Dark chocolate is extremely high in antioxidants. Some studies have shown that eating 20g of high-quality dark chocolate each day for can help your skin look smoother and make it less susceptible to sunburn. Ensure you choose a low sugar option though!