A diet rich in anti-oxidants is not just good for the body but also for general wellness as it works as a great internal skincare regime. The chief anti-oxidants are Vitamin C[ fresh fruits and vegetables]. Vitamin E [vegetable oils nuts mangoes and broccoli] Vitamin A [carrots milk eggs sweet potato] polyphenolic anti-oxidants [ tea coffee cinnamon red wine] and carotenoids[fresh fruits vegetable and eggs]
Here are a few suggestions of skin foods that will not only make you look good but are also delicious to taste
POMEGRANATE”– It has great anti-oxidant and anti-ageing properties. This seed bearing fruit is a rich source of Vitamin B 5 and C and potassium.
RED WINE:– Red wine has a powerful anti-oxidant called resveratrol. But one should not consume more than one glass a day as alcohol is dehydrating for the skin.
Dark chocolate”– Dark chocolate is high in epicatechin a type of anti-oxidant known as a flavonoid which is nutritious for the skin.
BROCCOLI AND SWEET POTATO:-These vegetables are known to be highest in anti-oxidants. Broccoli is rich in Vitamin C while sweet potato contains beta-carotene. But over cooking them will destroy the nutrients.
courtesy Hyderabad chronicle