Foods for a blemish-free skin

You would think that the bi treat on Thanksgiving Day is really bad for your figure but you would be pleasantly surprised to know that many of the things set on the table on the day are actually very good for your skin. Read on to know more.

* Cranberries: did you know that cranberries are a wonderful source of antioxidants? Antioxidants are one of the most major ingredients of skin care. They prevent redness and inflammation, and also helps to slow the signs of skin ageing.

* Pomegranate: pomegranate is another source of  antioxidants. Have it as a juice, put it in your champagne or just add it to your salad. They are tasty and helps your skin glow. You could even turn it into a sauce.

* Ginger: It is used as a medical agent for millennia and is great for skin care. Ginger improves circulation and there is research going on as to how it can be improvised to improve complexion. It is also a good antioxidant.

* Broccoli: Broccoli is rich in vitamin A, K and C. Vitamin A decreases oil production, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and vitamin K can speed healing of minor skin injuries and bruises. So, you better eat up.

* Red wine: grape seed extract and resveratrol prevent ageing and both of these are present in red wine. (Resveratrol might be able to prevent skin cancer too.) Drink a glass of merlot or cabernet but remember that too much alchohol consumption  damages free radicals. It is also said that the hops in the brew of the beer is also a good antioxidant and helps the skin.

* Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate: whichever of these you prefer, you are right to have that steaming cup of beverage. Dark chocolate and coffee have high dose of antioxidants, so does green tea. So, do not shy away from having that cup of beverage after dinner.