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Top 10 foods for glowing skin

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Eating for a flawless face

What we eat doesn't just make a difference in how we feel. Diet can also play a role in how we look. When it comes to beautiful skin, Colette Heimowitz, VP of Education and Nutrition at Atkins Nutritionals, suggests eating the following foods for a flawless face.

Healthy spinach and berry salad.

Top 10 foods for healthy skin

  1. Flax seeds
  2. Grapefruit
  3. Brussels sprouts
  4. Lean red meat
  5. Eggs
  6. Salmon
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Berries
  9. Broccoli
  10. Spinach

Along with the above, a low-glycemic, low-carb diet rich in healthy fats such as avocado, olive oils, etc., is beneficial to the skin. For example, avocados are full of vitamin E, vitamin C, lutein, several B vitamins and niacin, all of which have been shown to be good for hair and skin, Heimowitz expains.

Alternatively, a diet high in sugar or high-glycemic carbohydrates can eventually cause your skin to become stiff and brittle over time, resulting in a loss of elasticity, wrinkles and sagging.

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