Top 5 nutrition tips for better skin
We all want beautiful skin! Unfortunately, those first wrinkles often appear much earlier than we had hoped. In general, you will not be able to prevent skin aging either; it's just a natural process. Still, you can do something to reduce skin aging. Nutrition can also help with this. How do you ensure that you maintain beautiful, tight, radiant skin through nutrition?
1. Healthy fats
Healthy fats help your body to keep the skin elastic, healthy and soft (source). In particular, omega 3 fatty acids are very healthy for your skin! Omega 3 is mainly found in oily fish such as salmon, herring and mackerel. In addition, you can also take omega 3 in the form of supplements (from fish or vegetable from algae). Other healthy fats can be found in avocados, nuts and seeds, for example.
Proteins from food provide amino acids, which your body can then use as building blocks for body proteins (source ). Your skin contains proteins such as collagen, which keeps your skin firm, and elastin, which keeps your skin elastic. Proteins from food are therefore important for the production of proteins in your skin! See our previous blog for a list of protein-rich foods.
3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a 'photoprotectant' (source) and therefore protects your skin against the UV rays of the sun. This reduces the skin aging process! Vitamin E is abundant in sunflower oil, low-fat margarine, margarine, grain products, nuts and seeds.
4. Vitamin C
Your body needs vitamin C to make collagen. In addition, vitamin C is an antioxidant and therefore helps protect your skin against the damage of the sun. Click here for more information.
So eat enough vitamin C-rich foods, such as kiwi, strawberries, orange, black currants, and red peppers!
As mentioned above, your skin contains collagen. This is one of the most important building blocks to keep your skin beautiful and healthy. It is therefore important to produce or receive enough collagen! Did you know that we just released a new product? A collagen creamer, packed with collagen peptides to support your skin, hair and nails! Stir it into your coffee daily to get a deliciously creamy cup of coffee and to maintain healthy radiant skin.
We hope that these nutritional tips help you to get beautiful radiant skin! In any case, we will make sure that we get enough of these nutrients. If it doesn't help, it won't hurt! We would like to point out that the most important thing is to protect your skin properly against the sun. Apply sunscreen well, even on a cloudy day. This in combination with the above nutritional tips will make your skin healthier, more radiant and more beautiful!
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