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What foods are good for skin?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Vegetables: Assuming you do do not have any food allergy a diet with many different colored vegetables is good for your skin for the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients. Include varied fruits , preferably in season, also include fermented foods such as yogurt and kefir for good bacteria in your gut. Avoid sugar, simple carbs which convert to sugar easily, artificial colors and flavors and processed foods.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel commented
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
I agree with eating less sugar and more vegetables. There is some dermatology literature that has shown that dairy may make acne worse due to the hormones that come from post partum cows. Drink lots of water to keep the skin cells hydrated
Jan 28, 2012
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Foods good for Skin: I commend you to care for your Health! Following foods can have good effects on the skin: • Salmon • Avocados • Walnuts • Sunflower Seeds • Sweet Potatoes • Red and Yellow Bell Peppers • Broccoli • Tomatoes • Soy • Dark Chocolate • Green Tea Yes, Nutrition is very important for Health.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Well balanced diet: Magazines are full of lists of foods that are "good for your skin". Notice that these articles are never written by dermatologists, or anyone else that actually knows anything about skin. Eat a well balanced diet and your skin will do just fine.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Fruits,vegies, EFA's: You are what you eat so healthy foods create healthy skin. Essential fatty acids from salmon, sardines, flax oil; antioxidants from berries/cherries, selenium from brazil nuts, zinc from nuts, seeds & dark chocolate and green tea are among the better foods for skin; avoid fried & processed foods, hydrogenated oils. See this: http://www.Webmd.Com/healthy-beauty/features/abcs-of-healthy-skin-diet.

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