Most people are familiar with the expression: “You are what you eat.” But the adage doesn’t only apply to our inside. When it comes to healthy, radiant-looking skin, our food choices can have a negative or positive impact on every thing from conquering acne to reducing wrinkles to fighting sun damage. Fortunately, all the foods you need to eat for healthy skin can be found right in the aisles of your favorite Hy-Vee.
Salmon: Seafood works wonders for the skin as omega-3 fatty acids help reduce dryness and inflammation and zinc fights off acne.
Citrus fruits: Vitamin C found in citrus fruits helps tighten skin and prevents wrinkles.
Lycopene-containing foods: Tomatoes, grapefruit, watermelon and papaya are high in lycopene, an antioxidant that reduces skin damage from UV rays.
Nuts: Vitamin E found in nuts helps skin hold in moisture, relieving dryness and giving skin a revitalized appearance.
Whole Grains: Whole grains are beneficial because they do not cause a spike in insulin – encouraging acne – as processed carbohydrates do.