Want to improve your complexion? Forget over-the-counter creams and just look in your kitchen. Nutritionist Alyse Levine reveals the surprising effects foods have on your appearance!
• Brussels Sprouts: The food version of Botox. They are loaded with vitamin C, which is necessary for collagen production and can decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. • Dark Chocolate: Rich in flavonols, which are antioxidants that reduce roughness in skin and provide skin protection.
• Salmon: Contains essential fatty acids that help prevent toxin buildup and retain moisture and nutrients in for plumper, younger-looking skin.
• Brazil Nuts: Rich in selenium, which is a mineral that plays a key role in the health of skin cells and it can also help sun damaged skin. Just one to three nuts can provide 100 percent of your daily selenium needs.
• Watermelon: Rich in lycopene, which helps eliminate skin-aging free radicals caused by ultraviolet rays.
• Swiss Chard: Rich source of vitamin E, which acts as a powerful antioxidant and helps skin retain moisture.
• Oysters: Contain zinc, which is vital to the immune system and the manufacture of collagen.