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8 Beauty Foods to Eat for Glowing Skin

The best skincare is the one that you eat. Topical beauty applications are a great addition but a healthy diet is one of the most effective ways to consistently have gorgeous skin. Beauty lotions and potions can only do so much as they interact with the outer layers of the skin while healthy food is what creates the foundation.

Our skin is a reflection of our health and when we nourish our body we also nourish our beauty. Every day is a new opportunity to nourish your beauty from within and learning how to incorporate healthier food into your routine is one of the best things you can do for your appearance.

Glowing skin comes from within and you can literally eat your way to a more radiant appearance by regularly consuming foods rich in vitamins and minerals.

Eat these foods to encourage more radiant skin from within


Pomegranates are an incredible source of antioxidants that can help fight free radical damage to protect the skin from within. Their anti-inflammatory properties can help to minimize the signs of acne for clear and glowing skin while being a great source of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is necessary for the synthesis of collagen and the more you consume it the healthier your skin will look.

Pro tip: If you are someone who enjoys taking a collagen supplement it is important to also make sure that you are consuming enough vitamin C each day. Vitamin C is a cofactor (assistant) for the synthesis of collagen. You must have adequate amounts of vitamin C in your diet in order to create collagen.

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Green Apples

A wonderful source of resveratrol that can support graceful aging and encourage a healthy glow from within. Green apples are a good source of fiber to support a healthy gut which is necessary for absorbing the nutrients from foods that nourish the skin.

Green apples are relatively low glycemic compared to other apples so they make a great healthy skin snack when paired with a protein such as almond or peanut butter.


Lemons are a wonderful source of vitamin C that helps to support strong and healthy skin. They also can help to support alkalinity when consumed first thing in the morning with warm water.

Lemons are wonderful for helping to support detoxification. A healthy liver is important to help clear out toxins for a balanced body and clear skin.

Pro tip: Shave the lemon rind into your smoothies and recipes for an extra skin boost!


Raspberries are rich in the antioxidant, anthocyanins that can minimize the signs of redness and support graceful aging. Antioxidants are the skin's best friend because they help to fight free radical damage and premature aging.

Raspberries are very low glycemic (low in sugar) which is great for supporting blood sugar balance and healthy hormones.


Avocados are a wonderful source of vitamin E that can help slow the signs of aging, protect against free radical damage, and help fat soluble vitamins found in fruits and vegetables absorb better for moisturized and supple skin.

Chia Seeds

An incredible source of omega 3 fatty acids which are building blocks for healthy cell function and collagen production. Chia seeds are also a great source of fiber, antioxidants, protein, calcium, manganese, and magnesium.

They are an excellent beauty food that can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. A delicious and popular way to prepare chia seeds is to make a pudding.

You can find my chia seed beauty bowl pudding recipe HERE


Walnuts are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids that can help strengthen the membranes of the skin, retain moisture, and prevent skin damage. They also help to plump up the skin for a youthful glow.

Walnuts are such a great healthy snack that not only encourages more radiant skin but supports a healthy brain.

A healthy mind is essential to living a fulfilling life. When we feel good we also look good.


Ginger helps to reduce inflammation and soothe digestion. It is an excellent beauty food that encourages a healthier gut which is key for absorbing the vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin from within.

A wonderful way to enjoy ginger is to make a fresh ginger tea.

Simply peel and slice a thumb of ginger and simmer in filtered water for 20 min. Strain and enjoy a wonderful cup of beauty tea!

Try to incorporate more of these skin loving foods into your meals for healthy glowing beauty from within. Your skin and health will thank you.

Xo Jessica Rose

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