Foods for Your Skin

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The skin is the largest organ of the body and yet most of us don't do enough to maintain our skin's health. The skin also protects our bodies from the outside world. Most of us don't think our skin is so great looking. Even if you were born with a perfect complexion, or one that is not so good, you should make an effort to take care of it correctly.

There are some foods that will help you maintain your youthful skins. Avocado is a good source of vitamin E and can help to maintain healthy skin and prevent skin aging. Most varieties of nuts are good sources of minerals, particularly walnuts and brazil nuts. Walnuts, although high in calories, are rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium. Adding nuts to your diet (sprinkle them on salads and desserts) can enhance the functioning of your digestive and immune systems, improve your skin help control prevent cancer.

All black and blue berries such as blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and black grapes contain phytochemicals known as flavonoids-powerful anti oxidants which help to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals and aging.