Winters can cast its dry spell on our skin making it itchy, dry and flaky. As the cold weather sets in, it's important to take care of your skin and hair, and enrich them with moisture and skin-benefiting oils. Vitamin E oil is commonly used in cosmetic products to stave off dryness from the skin, but it is usually flanked with other artificial ingredients and chemicals too. The best way to provide plenty of vitamin E to the skin is through diet. Vitamin E carries the ability to fight free radicals and cleanses it while protecting it from common skin problems and ageing-related symptoms, including dryness, patchiness, sunburn and dark spots.
Dr. Manoj Ahuja, Radiologist, highlights the benefits of vitamin E further: "Vitamin E regulates free radicals while travelling through the body. Ample vitamin E consumption prevents oxidative stress and helps improve our skin and hair, along with boosting immunity."
Start your daily beauty regimen with a skin-friendly diet. Include these vitamin E-rich foods in your breakfast and say goodbye to skin problems in winters.
Vitamin E-Rich Foods For Skin And Hair Health:
Health experts suggest soaking up to 5 almonds overnight and having them in the morning after peeling their skin. You can either have almonds along with your bed tea or add them to your breakfast cereal.
The green leafy vegetable can be used to make a number of morning meals. Add boiled and chopped spinach to eggs to make an omelette and scrambled eggs. You can also make spinach ravioli or make a nice filling of spinach and paneer to stuff inside your sandwich.
This savoury fruit has become the latest breakfast sensation. You can make plain avocado toast or mash avocado with other foods like eggs, meats and veggies to top your bread with. Another way to use avocado is by making its dip and pairing it with your meals. Avocado's creamy texture makes it an excellent breakfast food option.
4. Sunflower Seeds
These tiny seeds are big on vitamin E content. Roasted sunflower seeds can make for a great munching snack to pair with your morning tea. Or, you can simply sprinkle the seeds on your oatmeal, cereal, pancakes and other meals.
Here's another reason to slather your bread with peanut butter. Other ways to use peanuts in the morning is by adding them to upma and poha, or blending them with other foods to make shakes and smoothies.
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Flaunt supple and glowing skin throughout the year. Revamp your breakfast diet to include skin-friendly foods rich in vitamin E.
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