Fountain of Youth | 5 Essential Vitamins for Better Looking Skin

So here's one more reason to treat yourself to a well-balanced diet of whole foods - better looking skin. If improved overall health, energy levels or memory wasn't enough to convince you then perhaps the reflection in the mirror just might. It turns out that there are five key vitamins that we can all incorporate into our diet that will help us care for our skin, and incredibly even reverse some of the damage that we've inflicted on ourselves over the years.

According to this Huffington Post article adding these foods to our plate can give us the vitamins our skin needs to look its best.

  1. Citrus Fruits for Vitamin C - can protect against and even repair sun damage
  2. Sweet Potatoes, Kale & Carrrots for Vitamin A - slows the breakdown of collagen
  3. Fatty Fish (like Salmon), Milk & Eggs for Vitamin D - prevents bone loss and resulting saggy looking skin
  4. Leafy Greens for Vitamin K - preserves collagen which can reduce the appearance of dark circles (More salad, please!)
  5. Nuts, Seeds & Healthy Oils for Vitamin E - strong antioxidant which can also provide natural sun protection and be an anti-inflammatory
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