Did You Know: Foods that are high in antioxidants are good for your skin and can help to prevent acne breakouts?

It’s true!

So, the next time you make a grocery list, keep these 10 foods in mind and up your antioxidant intake to help keep your skin healthy and clear of blemishes.

Here are 10 of our favourite “high in antioxidants” foods in alphabetical order…

Apples
Red Delicious and Granny Smith apples both offer great antioxidant content – and you know what they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away 🙂

Blueberries
So tasty, and good for you and your skin. We love blueberries and highly recommend adding them to your diet.

Cherries
More than just an awesome shade of red, cherries offer antioxidants and great taste. Just be careful with the pits.

Corn
Easy to add to almost any meal, corn is healthy, tastes great and good for your skin with its antioxidant content. Pick some up next time you’re at the grocery store.

Pecans
Yes they’re great in pies and tarts, but did you know that pecans are also a great source of antioxidants and a good choice for your healthy diet?

Red Bell Peppers
Another easy to use veggie ingredient, red bell peppers can be enjoyed raw or cooked and have antioxidant content that is good for you!

Strawberries
One of the most loved berries in the world! Knowing that strawberries are good for your skin is one of the best bonuses ever.

Sunflower Seeds
Antioxidants are just one of the many health benefits of sunflower seeds, which include vitamin E – also great for your skin! Get the pre-shelled seeds and toss a handful in your green salad for extra crunch.

Sweet Potatoes
Super trendy as fries with your restaurant meal, sweet potatoes do have those skin-saving antioxidants we’re looking for. Tip: When cooking sweet potatoes at home, keep the skins on for extra nutrients.

Walnuts
Another nut favourite, walnuts are high in antioxidants, high in taste, and a holiday staple. Just remember to be safe with the nutcracker!

Bonus: Dark Chocolate!
Yes, it’s true! Dark chocolate (not milk chocolate) is high in antioxidants and has healthy benefits. Keep this in mind though, some studies show that drinking milk with your dark chocolate can prevent your body from absorbing the antioxidants, canceling out the healthy part of your snack.

There you have it, Benzagel’s Top 10 Tasty foods that pack in the antioxidants you need to help keep your skin healthy.

Enjoy your meals, snacks, and desserts – and Put Your Best Face Forward!

psst. Take a minute and tell us which of these antioxidant rich foods are your favourites!