Want a glowing and flawless skin? Consume matcha, powdered green tea, which has a high amount of antioxidants and also have a lot of kiwis, which is a storehouse of Vitamin C, says an expert.
Kajal Bhatia, Consultant Nutritionist, RAW Pressery, has shared 10 tips that can help you get a healthy glow on your skin.
*Blueberries: Extremely tasty and convenient to eat, blueberries are the favourite fruit of many gourmet-enthusiasts around the world. Despite their sweet taste, they are low on calories and contain antioxidants that protect against premature aging. Sipping on some natural blueberry juice or adding half a cup of the fruit to your yogurt or cereal is a great way to stay healthy and look stunning.
*Spinach: Spinach is loaded with lutein, vitamins B, C, and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. It lowers your risk of prostate cancer.
*Matcha: This is packed with high amount of antioxidants and also provides small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Polyphenols, which can be found in Matcha, have been tied to protection against heart disease and cancer, in addition to helping with better blood sugar regulation and blood pressure reduction. The powder boosts metabolism and slows down the process of aging, with some experts even claiming that it halts the growth of cancer cells.
*Walnuts: Eating just one ounce of walnuts a day can work wonders for your health and beauty- giving you shiny hair, bright eyes, smooth skin and strong bones. In addition, adding walnuts to your daily diet helps with weight control and improving brain function. You can eat a handful of shelled walnuts by themselves, or add some in your salad or pasta. Walnuts are all you need for a variety of nutrients including protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, fibre and antioxidants.
*Kiwi: This fruit is loaded with antioxidants that keep skin firm and help prevent wrinkles. Kiwis are also a storehouse of Vitamin C, which is known to boost the immune system and fight stress. They contain a rare, fat-free form of Vitamin E that lowers cholesterol. Kiwi juices are extremely delicious, and you can add the cooling fruit to your fresh salads, Greek yogurt or fruit tarts.
*Turmeric: In addition to enhancing taste in almost all Indian dishes, it also has amazing advantages for beauty and health. Its anti-bacterial properties make it useful for both local application and ingestion. Applying it to the skin lightens pigmentation and eliminates dead skin cells. Turmeric is also great for keeping your hair healthy and controlling oily skin.
*Coconut water: Coconut water helps with weight loss. It also suppresses appetite and helps you feel full. In addition, ingesting coconut water leads to softer, more moisturised skin and reduces blemishes. Frightening acne breakouts can be controlled and indigestion can be prevented due to the reduction of acid reflux.
*Wheatgrass: A glass of wheatgrass juice contains vitamins, amino acid, liver enzymes and chlorophyll. It's rich in Vitamin A, C, E, K and B. The chlorophyll found in wheatgrass juice helps slow down the aging process and neutralises toxins. Its antibacterial qualities enable it to act as a natural healer both inside and outside the body. The liquid also helps prevent tooth decay and keeps hair from graying.
*Oranges: The fruit is rich in citrus limonoids, proven to help fight varieties of cancer including that of the skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. In addition, orange juice can help prevent kidney diseases and reduce the risk of stones. Rubbing orange peels on your skin is a great way to ensure exfoliation, and eating a couple of oranges as a snack makes sure you receive beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant that protects skin cells from damage.
*Activated charcoal: This is used for natural detox treatment as it traps chemicals in the body, making sure that the system does not reabsorb them and they can be flushed out. In addition to alleviating gas and bloating, activated charcoal is great for your teeth. It gets rids of stains from tea, coffee and wine.