The carrot is a food with high vitamin content . It is also rich in beta carotene, “that increase melanin production and helps achieve a natural tan.” The carotenoids are the main precursors of vitamin A , according Maria José Brow Delgado , expert in Nutrition and Dietetics, a component that prevents aging and “prevents dry skin”.
Tomato characterized by the amount of minerals, vitamins (B, C and A) and water (94 percent) it is containing. Lycopene is the main active component present in this food and giving it the characteristic red color. It combats skin damage caused by excessive sun exposure. Lycopene is also present in other foods such as watermelon, grapefruit and apricots.
Spinach is a natural source of vitamins, minerals and fiber is high in phytonutrients and betacarotene, “which has antioxidant properties and regenerating the skin , in addition to helping broncearla” Brow explained. The expert explains that although beta – carotene helps prevent damage from sunlight, “but do not replace the photoresist”.
Legumes such as chickpeas or lentils are foods rich in vitamins B and E , which prevent dehydration and peeling skin. Vitamin B “contributes to skin elasticity and is beneficial not only for the skin but also for hair and nails , ” says Brow. Vitamin E for its antioxidant properties, provides a “moisturizing and anti – aging” action.
Oily fish, such as sardines, salmon, tuna, turbot anchovies have a high percentage of omega – 3 fatty acids . These are beneficial for heart function and preventing vascular diseases, but also have effects on the skin: ” help prevent skin cancer protecting from sunlight , ” says the specialist. Also it is contributing to the treatment of other skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, as moisturizes the skin.