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10 Best Nutrients for Skin Health

FLAT ABS FOOD --- Salmon, Greek yogurt, Flaxseed, Quinoa, Chia seeds, Olive oil, Green tea, Walnuts & Almonds, Eggs, Bananas, Apples, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Blueberries, Raspberries, Spinach, Broccoli, Avocado, Whole grain bread & cereal, Oatmeal, Turkey, Peanut butter --- STAY AWAY FROM: sugar substitutes, canned soup, partially hydrogenated oil (trans fat), soda, white bread, salty foods

Greenish/White fruits and veggies: Some white foods prevent cancer and heart disease, and lower cholesterol levels. Celery is often dubbed as a useless vegetable because it has no calories, but it does have minerals like good sodium that help keep the joints healthy. Mushrooms help prevent cancer and keep your body in balance.

Green fruits and veggies prevent cancer. They are also good for the circulatory system and have good vitamin B and minerals. The vitamin K in green foods also helps with vision, and with maintaining strong bones and teeth. Some of the yellower green veggies help to prevent cataracts and eye disease, as well as osteoporosis.

Yellow Fruits and Vegetables. Yellow foods are high in antioxidants like vitamin C. Vitamin C keeps our teeth and gums healthy, helps to heal cuts, improves the mucus membranes (like when we have colds), helps to absorb iron, prevents inflammation, improves circulation, and therefore prevents heart disease. Some of the darker ones also cross over with the health benefits of orange foods.

Orange Fruits and Vegetables. Carotenoids are the powerful phytochemical in orange foods, and they are what give the foods their color. Carotenoids repair DNA and help prevent cancer and heart disease, as well as strengthening our vision. These orange foods also give us the right amount of vitamin A, which keeps our eyes and skin healthy, and protects against infections. They are also known to boost the immune system.

Red fruits and veggies have lycopene, which helps reduce damage from free radicals in your body and it also prevents heart disease, cancer, prostrate problems, and reduces the skin damage from the sun. These red foods help memory function, urinary tract health, and makes your heart healthy. Red fruits and vegetables are also often very high in vitamin C, which helps encourage cellular renewal in your body.

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