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Fatty food you for perfect skin

Who said fat is bad? Well, it might not be so healthy for your heart but it’s surely good for your skin. Yes, you read that right! Fats consist of monounsaturated fatty acids and oleic acids, which moisturise the skin and lubricate skin cells. So, that means you need to indulge in certain fatty foods if you are looking at having that perfect skin. And, if you are too confused about what to eat to look good, we have got you covered. Here’s a look at five fatty foods that promise a great skin.

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Fish

Want your skin to glow naturally, then indulge in some fish as it is high in omega-3 fatty acids. These acids help slow down the ageing process and also restore moisture in the skin. Omega-3 acids also have strong anti-inflammatory properties that heal the skin and reduce acne. Ladies, it’s time to reach out for some fish fillet.

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Avocado

If you love eating avocados, your skin will seem healthier than anybody else. If you don’t eat avocados, then it’s time to include avocados in your diet as they contain some essential fatty acids which keep the skin soft and supple. Avocados are rice in vitamin E which stimulates skin’s collagen production. They also contain antioxidants which help in eliminating toxins from the body. Also, the monounsaturated fat in avocados keep the skin hydrated and leave it rejuvenated. So, guacamole with some raw vegetables is not a bad idea after all.

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Walnut

Walnuts contain Omega-3s and monounsaturated fats that suppress the inflammation caused due to acne and water retention. These nuts also contain antioxidants that help in curbing breakouts and protect skin from damage caused by sun. Ditch the daily dose of almonds once in a while and reach out for a handful of walnuts.

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Olive

Olive oil is famous for its beauty benefits (It helps repair cells, protects against damage, and soothes the skin) but not many of us eat olives regularly, which are the source of olive oil. Olives are made up of monounsaturated fatty acids and rich in vitamins A and E- which protect the skin from free-radical damage. Olives improve the complexion and also help strengthen connective tissues and protect the skin against ultraviolet radiation. So, the next time around, throw in some olives in your favourite salad.

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Coconut oil

Try replacing your usual cooking oil with coconut oil to get that clear skin. Coconut oil has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties and can help those with an extra sensitive skin.

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