Eat your Way to Beautiful Skin with these Delicious Recipes

Last modified: July 21, 2019

Richard Honaker M.D.
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Eat your way to beautiful skin with our delicious recipes that pack a nutrient-rich punch.

 

Your body’s largest organ is also its most exposed. Your skin is exposed daily to pollution, chemicals and UV rays. Having healthy and beautiful skin isn’t a matter of finding the right product, but incorporating the right foods into your diet.

Your skin is going to age naturally no matter what your diet. Yet providing the right nutrition for your skin can offer many benefits. These include keeping your skin hydrated, encourage the production of collagen, and even offer more protection from the sun.

Making major changes in your diet can be hard to start and maintain. So why not try a few new (and delicious) recipes that offer a skin soothing nutritional boost? Check out our recipes to eat your way to beautiful skin.

Related: The 5 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Appetizers

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Spinach Lobster Dip

While this recipe may be heavy on the calories, it is also full of antioxidants. Lobster is a great source of selenium which can help prevent age spots and skin cancer. It also has omega 3 fatty acids.

Spinach is high in vitamin A and C. Vitamin C helps to promote the production of collagen which helps keep your skin supple and strong. Vitamin C can also help heal damaged skin and may even help prevent wrinkles. 

Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon

Sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene which helps give your skin a healthy glow. Avocado is great for skin because of its combination of vitamin E and vitamin C. The combination of these two vitamins together strengthens the effectiveness of vitamin E which helps heal damage and inflammation.

Main Course

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Broccoli and Bell Pepper Chicken Stir Fry

Many people consider citrus fruits as their best bet for food high in vitamin C, but in actuality just one cup of red bell peppers has 92% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. 

Crab Pasta with Kale

This light and healthy recipe combines many healthy ingredients that can benefit skin. It features limes which are full of vitamin C, kale which is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.

Dessert

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Paleo Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

Pumpkin is great for the skin because it has beta-carotene which gives the skin extra protection against the sun’s rays and a healthy glow. This recipe also features chia seeds which are loaded with antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. Omega threes reduce inflammation in the skin which can lead to acne and redness.

Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut Brownie

This recipe is a delicious way that is rich in antioxidants. That is because this recipe features Brazil nuts, which are rich in selenium. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant which can be helpful in preventing age spots, sun damage and even skin cancer.

It also features antioxidant rich dark chocolate. One study was able to show that consuming cocoa powder high in antioxidants for six weeks produced thicker, more hydrated skin that was less likely to burn. 

Read next: Everything you need to know about the gut/brain connection

An Easier way to Healthy Skin

Healthy skin with delicious food is possible. Make sure your home is stocked with healthy options with our healthy skin shopping list.

If you have any questions about your skin health, you can connect with one of our doctors 24/7.

Disclaimer: This article provides general information and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. If you require specific advice, please consult one of our medical professionals through the app. However, in case of an emergency, please call 911.

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