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What to eat for radiant skin

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Best foods for healthy skin

All the expensive creams and serums in the world won't save your skin if you don't eat properly. What you eat plays a vital role in keeping your skin soft, smooth and glowing.
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Try some of these vitamin-rich foods for healthy, radiant skin.

Salmon

SalmonSalmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines and other oily fish have high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep your pores clear and your skin radiant. Salmon is also high in selenium, which smoothes the skin.

The many health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids >>

Almonds

AlmondsNext time you want a crunchy snack, reach for almonds. They're rich in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, which help keep your skin supple and soft while maintaining its elasticity. On top of that, the antioxidant vitamin E in almonds helps build collagen and protects your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays.

Whole grains

Whole wheat breadEating a high-fiber diet full of whole grains will help flush out the body's toxins -- which is good for your skin and all your organs. Vitamin B-rich whole grains also help your metabolism.

Olive oil

Olive oilOlive oil is great for your skin, hair and nails with its good fat and antioxidants. Incorporate olive oil into your regular diet for soft, young-looking skin.

Secrets of cooking with extra virgin olive oil >>

Spinach

spinachReplace the lettuce in your salads with spinach. Spinach contains the aforementioned anti-aging combination of vitamins C and E, plus vitamin B -- which boosts your energy level, giving your skin a healthy glow.

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Strawberries

StrawberriesBerries are low in calories and sugar and high in antioxidants -- making them the perfect snack food. Strawberries and other types of berries are also high in vitamin C, and as mentioned above, this vitamin is essential for healthy skin. Additionally, strawberries contain alpha-hydroxy acid -- which also helps build collagen and reduces dead skin cells.

Flaxseeds

Flax seedYou probably know flaxseeds are linked to heart health, but they can also help your skin look and feel its best. Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil help reduce inflammation and dryness, leaving your soft and smooth. Plus, they contain plenty of alpha linolenic acid (a type of omega-3 fatty acid), which assists in keeping your skin healthy, hydrated and radiant.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoesInstead of a regular baked potato at dinner, try a sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamins C and E, which pack a powerful punch. Vitamin C fights aging, increases collagen production and reduces the damage of sun exposure. Vitamin E gives vitamin C a boost, helping to maximize its effectiveness.

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