Hello again beauties, today we are going to talk about foods for clear skin!
I don’t know about you but I absolutely hate drinking water. I just don’t enjoy the taste of it but it’s kind of a requirement for life and also for clear skin.
Have you noticed the more water you drink, the clearer your skin is? Well, it’s true so that should even more of an incentive for me to drink water, but alas, it isn’t.
I have spent most of my adult life trying to find ways around drinking water and I believe I have finally figured out a solution to my problem.
Eat foods that have a high water content. Brilliant!
I love to eat so this should work out great.
That’s what this post is going to be able. I have compiled a list of 10 foods that have a high water content that will keep you hydrated and by extension will improve the look and feel of your skin!
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Foods for Clear Skin
Foods for Clear Skin: Cucumber
The first superfood up on our list is cucumber!
Cucumber is 96% water.
Cucumbers are among the fruits and vegetables that have the highest concentration of water.
Like all vegetables cucumber contains other vitamins and minerals and some benefits of eating cucumber regularly include:
- Weight loss
- Digestive regularity
- Lower blood sugar levels
Also if you’re in the mood to give yourself a facial you can use the cucumbers for your eyes to help get rid of the dark circles.
The way I like to eat my cucumbers is thinly sliced with some salt and pepper but if you want you can just eat it whole.
Foods for Clear Skin: Bell peppers
Bell peppers are probably one of my favorite foods, and not just because they go great in my vegan chili.
Bell peppers are 92% water which is still a really high number.
Aside from that, there are a bunch of other benefits you can get from bell peppers such as:
- Maintaining the health of your eyes
- Helping with proper blood flow
- Antioxidants that can help protect your body against disease
- Weight loss
- Maintain proper blood flow and heart health
- Anti-aging properties that help your skin
There are so many ways you can cook bell peppers but my favorite is a nice stir-fry with brown rice.
Foods for Clear Skin: Watermelon
Come on, y’all had to know that I was going to mention watermelon. I mean it literally has ‘water’ in the name!
But get this, watermelon is only 91% water which I thought was interesting.
Something else that’s great about watermelon is that it’s pretty low in calories. There’s only about 46 per cup.
Plus it’s delicious.
Some other benefits of watermelon include:
- Helping to improve digestion
- Relieves soreness in your muscles
- Can improve the health of your heart
- Has multiple vitamins and nutrients that are good for your body
Foods for Clear Skin: Strawberries
I don’t know about you but strawberries are my favorite fruit, they have been for as long as I could chew solid foods.
Just like watermelon strawberries are 91% water.
My favorite way to eat strawberries is on top of a cheesecake, even though it’s a part of a desert the fruit still has health benefits like:
- It’s chock full of fiber which is good for digestion
- Full of antioxidants to help your body fight diseases
- Strawberries actually have more vitamin C than oranges
- They’re very good for your cholesterol
Foods for Clear Skin: Tomatoes
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not one to just eat a whole tomato but if you are someone who does that then you’re in luck.
Tomatoes are 94% water, that’s even more than watermelon.
I love eating tomatoes on hamburgers but I don’t think that’s enough to clear my skin but I also like to put tomato slices on avocado toast or cut it up and throw it into a salad.
Tomatoes are really versatile so just use your imagination.
Tomatoes are a really good source of vitamin C and fiber.
Foods for Clear Skin: Cantaloupe
Apparently, all melons have really high water percentages.
Cantaloupe comes in at 90% water which is the lowest number on our list so far but still not bad.
Now I have a bit of a cantaloupe obsession, I can eat a whole one by myself, but can you really blame me. It’s delicious.
Some added benefits of cantaloupe are:
- It can lower your blood pressure
- It can help with your digestion
- It works great for keeping your hair healthy. This is because cantaloupe has vitamin A which is an essential nutrient for sebum production.
Foods for Clear Skin: Grapefruit
Our last food on this list is grapefruit.
Now, I have a citrus allergy so I definitely can’t have this but for those of you who can, I figured I should put it on the list.
Grapefruit is 90% water.
A few other grapefruit benefits are:
Like most fruits, it helps with weight loss
It works to fight against asthma
It’s also good for digestion
My grandmother was convinced that eating a grapefruit a day would reverse the aging process and keep her looking young. I’m not exactly sure about that though so don’t quote me.
Bonus! Foods for Clear Skin: Celery
Now this is a food that I have never really enjoyed. It comes out with your hot wings and ranch but I’ve never met someone who actually just enjoys eating celery by itself even though I’m sure these people do exist…somewhere.
However, despite my personal feelings, celery is amazing for keeping you hydrated since it’s 95% water.
People have even starting juicing celery and adding that to their morning routine because of the skin care and healthcare benefits the food provides.
Another great thing about celery is that it’s low on calories so if you’re on a fitness or weight loss journey you can snack away on celery without feeling guilty.
Some other benefits of celery are:
- It has fiber
- It’s packed with vital vitamins and nutrients your body needs
Probably the best thing about celery are the many different ways you can eat it. You can chop it up and add it to a salad or another entre, you can juice it or you can eat it alone with some ranch or humus.
Bonus! Foods for Clear Skin: Peaches
Personally, I love peaches. If I had to pick on fruit to eat for the rest of my life it would probably be peaches.
So when I found out that peaches were 89% water I was pretty happy because that means every time I eat a can of peaches I’m actually hydrating my body and clearing up my skin!
However I do recommend eating actual peaches instead of eating the canned version because not only is it healthier but the skin on the peach has a bunch of vitamins and is full of antioxidants that are really good for your body.
Even if you don’t just want to eat a whole peach you can easily add them to your diet by making a peach smoothie or adding them to your salads for a little bit of sweetness.
Bonus! Foods for Clear Skin: Coconut Water
Now I know this is diverting from the theme of the post a little bit but hear me out. Even though coconut water is technically water it has a completely different taste and it has multiple vitamins and nutrients that regular water doesn’t have.
Coconut water has a water content of 95%.
Something really interesting about coconut water is that it is actually packed with electrolytes but it extremely low in sodium and sugar which means it’s probably a better workout drink than the Gatorades and Powerades of the world so that’s something to consider.
I will admit that coconut water is a bit of an acquired taste and if you’re not used to it you’ll probably have to ease yourself into it slowly.
Getting your recommended daily intake of water doesn’t have to be a grueling process and it doesn’t have to be hard.
Incorporating some of these foods into your diet can add variety and can help you reach your health, fitness and weight loss goals.
And you don’t have to stick just to these foods there are plenty of other foods that have a high water content, these are just my personal favorites and the ones that I think are the easiest to incorporate into your lifestyle and diet.
You should still try to drink as much water as you can but it is nice to know that you have options.
Try switching out regular water for coconut water for a few weeks and see how you feel, if that doesn’t work then try incorporating a different food until you find what works best for you.
And the best part is that when you get your water from fruits and vegetables you’re also getting the added benefits, vitamins and nutrients from them.
Personally, I think getting your water from fruits and vegetables have more benefits and frankly is just easier for me.
Well, beauties that’s all for this post!
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