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VIVO Buddy's top food picks for great skin

Along with health and happiness, flawless skin is one of the top contenders of almost every adult’s wish list, isn’t it? Skin being the largest organ of our body, only wishes for some simple nutrients to allow it to function at its best. All the junk and processed food that we are surrounded by leaches out all the nutrients making us look old and haggard. Diabetes and poor sugar levels also play a major role and strain our skin making us look dull and worn out.

So how do we achieve the baby soft, glowing skin of starlets and alike? Fret not, as your Grooming Guru has already dished out some yummy “skin foods” that will help you get your charm back: 

#1 Mango

This king of fruits has very high levels of beta-carotene which convert to vitamin A in the body that help the skin cells maintain their integrity. That’s not all…they also flush out toxins and repair the UV ray and other damages done to the skin.

VIVO Buddy Tip: Make most of the mango season by simply adding it to your salads, smoothies or curds.

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#2 Walnuts

This brain-shaped nut is a powerhouse of vitamin E, which is a super antioxidant for the skin that fights toxins and free radicals, giving your skin that shiny glow you crave for. And the best part, it also prevents premature ageing of the skin.

VIVO Buddy Tip: Throw some walnuts in your salads, muesli or yogurt and you’re good to go.

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#3 Pumpkin Seeds

Super filling, yummy and crunchy, these seeds have good amounts of zinc, which help in healing skin wounds and reduce inflammation. So, include them in your diet to make sure your skin heals well in time from the trauma it goes through.

VIVO Buddy Tip: Simply sprinkle some into your muesli, yogurt or salads and wow everyone with great skin.

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#4 Kiwi

Known for its unique sweet & tangy taste, this fruit is 3 times richer in vitamin C than oranges, which helps make collagen, a connective tissue, maintain your skin’s elasticity and suppleness.

VIVO Buddy Tip: Kiwi with green apple juice or kiwi smoothie is a great way to start your day.

#5 Flax Seeds

These tiny brown seeds carry a powerful nutrient known as Omega-3 which helps every cell of the body to function well. Omega-3 aids skin repair and also helps build flexible skin membranes which retain skin moisture. Only giving you more and more reasons to add them to your diet!​

VIVO Buddy Tip: Grind and add flaxseeds to your juices or buttermilk to the get the most of them.

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So, now you know which foods to include in your beauty regime for happy and healthy skin!

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Inputs and validation by Neha Chandna, Dietician, Nutrition Educator, Exercise Counselor with an M.Sc. in Dietetics & Food Service Management from SVT. She has lent her expertise to several top brands and corporates on health, food and fitness programmes.


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