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It’s no secret that glowing skin comes from much more than a swipe of highlighter on your cheeks. True beauty comes from nourishing every cell in your body with the best nutrients possible. That’s why I’m so excited to go a bit deeper into the role nutrition plays in promoting youthful, supple skin and share some expert advice from Tanya Zuckerbrot, dietician and founder of F-Factor.
A healthy well-balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables is essential for a healthy, youthful appearance. In fact, studies have shown that there is a direct link between diet and aging skin. But if you’ve ever wondered which foods are the best at promoting that glow we all want, look no further. Here you’ll find the top 5 beauty foods so that you can start nourishing your skin from the inside out.
Strawberries. Not only are they delicious, but they’re great for hair, skin, and overall beauty because of the two powerful nutrients they contain.
Recommended serving: 1 cup
Spinach. Regularly consuming spinach can promote a healthy complexion. Spinach contains five nutrients vital for a healthy skincare routine.
Recommended serving: 1-2 cups raw
Lentils. A magical bean that works wonders to maintain a clear complexion and shiny hair. The following four nutrients make it a super star.
Recommended serving: 1 cup cooked
Tomatoes. An outstanding source of antioxidants, tomatoes help protect skin from damaging UV rays, among other beauty benefits with the following four nutrients.
Recommended daily serving: 1 cup sliced, raw
Walnuts. A great source of healthy fat, walnuts help to strengthen the membranes of the skin’s cells locking in moisture to keep them plump and glowing.
Recommended daily serving: ¼ cup raw
Tanya holds a Master's degree in Nutrition and Food Studies from New York University and completed a two-year dietetic internship at NYU Medical Center. She is an accredited member of the American Dietetic Association, the Greater New York Dietetic Association, and a member of the National Association of Professional Women. Tanya completed her CDR Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management as well as her CDR Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management.
Tanya has worked in private practice in Manhattan for more than 15 years and resides in Manhattan with her son, Tobey, twin daughters, Olivia and Juliette, and twin Cockapoos, Henry and Hudson.