Have you ever wondered if the foods that you are eating will affect the look and feel of your skin? Well, according to Dr. Nicholas Perricone adding Super foods to your diet will help to ensure youthful looking skin, a positive attitude and help to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure.
Although there are more than 10 Super foods, the top 5 foods that Dr. Perricone recommends for beautiful skin and a healthy body are:
Acai – The Acai berry is a native fruit to South America and is full of antioxidants; it is commonly used in granola or as fruit juice.
The Allium Family – This family includes garlic, onions, shallots, leeks and chives and helps to improve liver function. For many of us, this family of foods is an easy addition to our diets.
Barley – A high fiber whole grain which can help to regulate blood sugar for up to 10 hours after eating.
Green Foods – This group of foods includes blue green algae, wheatgrass and barley grass. Green foods provide amino acids, enzymes and minerals which help to detoxify the body and improve blood flow and digestion.
Buckwheat Seed – Buckwheat does not contain gluten and is rich in iron, zinc and antioxidants and is often used as cereal; most commonly known as farina. It is also known to help improve the strength of the capillary walls and is being studied for treatment for Type II diabetes.
By making small changes and adding these foods to your daily diet you are on your way to an improved lifestyle with healthy, younger looking skin.