Winter is here so it is the time to make the most of the season. This remains the brighter aspects of the season, it also comes with its own troubles. The season brings along cough, cold and fever. With this season we lose our sheen and radiant on our face. The skin gets flaky and lips turn chapped.
Studies have proved that drinking enough water will help in maintain the body’s water balance. Drinking enough water helps flush out toxins and purifies blood, which gives a natural glow to skin. Along with drinking water it is important to have a healthy balance diet food.
Having seasonal fruits and vegetables for nourishment and overall health benefits. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and they protect the skin cells from getting damaged. Not just for this winter season, but our lifestyle too affects our skin-health majorly. The environment is polluted, and our lives are stressed-all these factors are responsible for spoiling of skin health, leading to early wrinkling, dull skin etc.
Let us have a look on few foods which are important for skin health:-
Winter bring crunchy red carrots that are loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C, Beta carotenein and more. These nutrients help flush out toxins, produce collagen and strengthen skin, increasing the glow from within. You can have it raw, or juice it to enjoy fresh vegetable juice. Apart from making juice you can have gajar matar, gajar rice etc.
This leafy green is a powerhouse of nutrients – vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, anti-inflammatory properties and more. Spinach helps prevent skin from oxidative stress, inflammation, viral effects and more. It also protects skin from ageing, dryness and dark spots. Palak can be enjoyed in multiple forms – you can make palak ki sabzi, palak paratha and even a healthy spinach smoothie to add to your winter diet.
Pomegranate is known to have an anti-microbial effect on our skin. It helps treat acne, combat breakouts, soothes irritation and is known to manage the oil levels in the skin. All you need to do is, break the pomegranate store the red, juicy pearls in a bowl and munch on!
A treasure trove of antioxidants, orange is the perfect winter fruit to add to your everyday diet. It is loaded with vitamin C and does wonders for your skin. Have it as is or squeeze the juice and drink it up. Orange just spells goodness! You can have it as is or squeeze fresh juice out of an orange or two and drink.
This sweet and crunchy fruit is a good source of vitamins A, C, beta-carotene and lycopene – each of these ingredients helps produce collagen and tightens the skin naturally, slowing down the ageing process. The best way to include guava in your diet is by cutting into four halves, sprinkling some salt on the top.
Now you know the benefits of these delicious fruits and vegetables, start having fruit and vegetable baskets at home and making best use of these seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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