Many foods promote skin health. Some are at their most beneficial when eaten raw:
Kale and Spinach
Kale and spinach help keep skin firm because they contain phytonutrients that provide extra protection from sun damage. Spinach is especially good because it is loaded with the nutrients beta-carotene and lutein, which have been shown to improve skin elasticity.
Tip: Try to get about three cups of either leafy green per week. Each is delicious as the foundation of a salad—even tastier mixed together.
Walnuts and Pistachios
Walnuts and pistachios are a rich source of vitamins B and E that help protect against cell damage. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and oxidation that age the skin prematurely, while vitamin B1 aids circulation to give skin a healthy, youthful glow.