Four Fruits To Eat For Healthy Skin As You Age
Did you know that there are fruits you can eat that can both clear up your skin and also make it firmer and more beautiful? Well…there are. There is a misperception that eating too much fruit can result in your consuming too much sugar in your diet, but that’s not true.
Fruit is a simple carbohydrate. It has fewer calories than other types of carbs you might love like rice and pasta, and the carbs that fruit does contain are good for you. They give you good energy, and have other internal benefits that show up in your skin.
There are a four fruits that I’d like to share with you today that have skin clearing and firming properties that you’re going to love. Be sure that, when you start eating them, you’re also incorporating other healthy habits that will all work together to give you the most beautiful skin of your life.
Without further delay, let’s talk about these four skin-beautifying fruits, right now..
Lemon: The Natural Astringent and Blemish Lightener
Have you ever heard about the benefits of drinking a glass of water in the morning with lemon juice squeezed into it? I don’t mean lemon juice concentrate like you can buy in a store. I mean fresh squeezed lemon juice, or bottled, pure, organic lemon juice with no additives or preservatives in it.
Lemon is full of vitamin C, which your body uses to stimulate collagen production. If you choose to not just squeeze the lemon into water and decide instead to eat it, you’ll also be getting the protein from the fruit.
Lemon has the highest protein content of all fruits, which is good news because the more protein that a fruit has, the better it will stimulate your body to increase its own natural stores of collagen.(1)
It’s definitely got a bitter taste, but lemon is great for keeping your skin firm and blemish free. It detoxifies from the inside out. If you take the juice and apply it directly to your skin, you can also lighten scars, defeat acne, and lighten liver spots and freckles.
Red Grapes: Lose Weight, Control Dandruff, and Reduce Wrinkles
Red grapes have long been known for their nutritional qualities. They are high in fiber and can give you a healthier digestive system. They can provide additional protection for the health of your heart…and all these things work together to give you beautiful skin.
If you happen to have any kinds of inflammatory skin problems like topical allergies, dandruff, or eczema, red grapes can help. The resveratrol in red grapes is what makes this fruit so magical for the skin and for your body in general. Some people drink lots of red wine, thinking that they will reap the benefits of the resveratrol in it, but the truth is that there is more resveratrol in red grapes than there is in wine.(2)
Red grapes also have high levels of quercitin, which helps with both collagen and elastin production. Be sure to choose organic varieties if you can because traditionally grown grapes tend to have high levels of pesticides and herbicides on them, which can be detrimental for your health.
Avocado: Perfect For Well-Moisturized, Youthful-Looking Skin!
Avocado is a slippery, green fruit that many people love for its slightly buttery taste and oily texture. It’s a different kind of fruit because it’s not sweet, at all. Generally speaking, it has an earthy taste and kind of melts in your mouth, if you like that kind of thing.
You can blend it into smoothies if you don’t enjoy how it tastes all by itself, use it in salads, and you can also use it in the popular dip known as guacamole. Many people eat it alone and love the taste. You can put slices of avocado on sandwiches and in all sorts of different salads.
Avocado are fruit that are high in vitamins E and C, and they are high in fiber, which makes them great for your digestive system. Anything that is good for your digestive system is good for your skin because it means that you’ll be detoxing your body. Any level of detox always shows up in your skin by ultimately helping it to be more clear.(3)
Avocado contain healthy fats, biotin (also good for the hair), and they are anti-inflammatory, which means that you can also find relief for skin conditions like eczema and skin allergies. Eating avocado regularly will give you well-moisturized, firm skin that consistently looks amazing.
Pomegranate: Toning, Tightening, and Protecting from the Sun
The last fruit I want to share with you today is pomegranate. This is a fruit that you want to use as it is, and you’ll want to get it organic if you can. You can both eat it as a snack, and you can take the seeds, juice them, and use the fruit juice to apply directly to your skin.
Pomegranate is high in vitamins A, C, and E…like all the other fruits on this list. Vitamin C is really important for your skin. You really can’t get enough of it in your diet. The beautiful thing about pomegranate is that it is also toning.
It helps to reduce inflammation wherever it might be found, and it is a powerful antioxidant, which means that it will help to reduce wrinkles all over your body, crow’s feet on your face, and smile lines.
Fruit Can Be Really Good For Your Skin
As always, I want to remind you that you want to eat fruit as a part of an overall healthy lifestyle. These fruit aren’t miracle cures. They are one part in a larger plan of being healthy. You want to eat well, stay physically fit, and you’ll want to make sure that you manage your stress levels and are taking care of your mental health, too.
It all works together.
If you’ve got any questions about these fruits, let me know by commenting below. And if you have had success with other fruits, I’d like to know that as well. We are all in this together!
- “What Fruits Contain Collagen?” Dave, Adam. http://www.livestrong.com/article/358255-what-fruits-contain-collagen/. Jan. 16, 2011.
- “9 Amazing Benefits of Red Grapes For Skin, Hair, and Health.” Melanie.http://www.societywellness.com/guest-post-9-amazing-benefits-of-red-grapes-for-skin-hair-and-health/. Oct. 22, 2013.
- “12 Proven Benefits of Avocado.” Gunnars, K. BSc. http://authoritynutrition.com/12-proven-benefits-of-avocado/. Nov., 2015.