NUTS & SEEDS
Nuts and seeds are the ultimate power food. They contain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B and E, monounsaturated fats and minerals, and a host of antioxidants. These hydrate your skin, promote its elasticity, help regenerate cells, and protect against pollutants and free radicals. Flax seeds (and flax seed oil) contains omega-6 linolic acids which break down prostaglandin.
Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and sunflower seeds all contain variations of these healthy pro-skin ingredients, and can be enjoyed plain as a snack (in moderation, as they are calorie-dense), sprinkles on yogurt or cereal, baked into muffins, or as a crunchy topping for savory dishes, like roasted fish or chicken.
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