7 Best Vegetarian Foods For Healthier Skin

By Staff Reporter - 11 May 2020

Food & DrinkHealth and Beauty

Millions of people around the world don’t just go vegetarian for ethical reasons, but to experience the many health benefits as well. While it’s a case of “each to their own”, many newly-turned vegetarians report feeling and looking better when dropping meat and fish meals

According to Biomes, there are various pros and cons to think about when starting a plant-based diet, but if you’ve been having trouble with your skin and want to try something new, yummy vegetarian foods could be for you.

So, if you want a break from hiding skin blemishes or simply wish to eat some healthy foods, then try some of these fantastic options

Tomatoes

Packed with the antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes are versatile, delicious, and come in tons of different types. Throw them on a homemade pizza, eat them on their own, or mix them in a salad!

Flax seeds

Rich with omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds assist with keeping the skin hydrated and fresh, which is helpful against combating wrinkles. These useful little seeds also have the benefit of lowering triglyceride levels and inflammation. Add some walnuts and almonds into a nutty bowl mix with dried fruit for a tasty movie snack!

Sweet potatoes

In addition to being crammed full of vitamin C, A, D, E, B2, and B6, sweet potatoes are when cooked as oven fries, mashed, boiled, or however else you like your potatoes cooked. These are perfect snacks or main dishes because they have low sugar content, but are packed with minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium. Remove free radicals from your body with the help of good old sweet potatoes once a week.

Spinach

Popeye’s superfood doesn’t just have to be eaten fresh out of the can! It tastes great in sandwiches and smoothies, and furthermore, has been found to reduce the likelihood of skin cancer by more than 40 percent. Load up on spinach and other greens during spring and summer, that’s for sure.

Citrus fruits

A recent trend has been to add half the juice of a lemon into your morning glass of water, which is said to slow the signs of aging, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduce headaches. Of course, you can enjoy limes, oranges, and grapefruits all day long as well! Remember to drink plenty of water in general, as H2O helps to flush out toxins from the skin.

Carrots

While carrots are rarely the favourite choice of vegetable when you’re a kid, you can enjoy them in so many ways as an adult! Grated, boiled, fried, or even raw with a bit of hummus, carrots provide us with strong levels of beta-carotene and vitamin A that’s necessary for healthy skin.

Blueberries

Who doesn’t love a few blueberries mixed into their breakfast cereal or as part of a fruit salad? Rich in antioxidants in order to slow down aging, blueberries are packed full of fibre and vitamin A and C. There’s also potassium, iron, manganese to enjoy with a handful of blueberries! Fight acne and wrinkles with these beautiful berries.

Of course, these foods are great alongside plenty of sleep, a good skincare regime, wearing sun cream on hot days, and reducing stress levels.

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