Superfoods for your skin: Avocado

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Avocados are the delicious, creamy companion that toast never knew it needed! This is one health food trend that’s here to stay because of the shocking number of nutrients packed into one hearty fruit. Whether it’s spiced-up guacamole or basic salt, pepper, and a spoon; avocados can do wonders for the health of your skin. Here’s why:

 

Anti-Aging

Avocados contain oleic acid which helps reduce inflammation that can cause redness and wrinkles. In addition to that, avocados contain antioxidants known to slow the aging process. Vitamin E is one such antioxidant that assists in preventing free radicals from oxidizing fats within your skin cells–a process that can cause aging.

 

Healthy Fats

It is so difficult to find the right fats to integrate into your diet. Luckily, avocados contain poly and monounsaturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated fats maintain hydration in the top layer of your skin, while polyunsaturated fats can make skin more resilient to sun damage and inflammation.

 

Biotin

If you’re looking for the best supplement to take for hair, skin, and nails you’ll likely come across biotin. It’s the B vitamin that is known to reinvigorate the health of your skin. As with many supplements and vitamins, the best way for your body to absorb them is the way they naturally occur–in food! Avocados contain between 6-16 percent of your dietary reference intake.

 

Collagen Production

Your body needs vitamin C to create elastin and collagen naturally, who doesn’t need more of that in their life! A single avocado contains nearly a third of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C.

 

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