Avocados, possibly my most favorite food, were on sale this weekend and I bought a ton. For $1 a piece, how could I resist?! Deliciously nutritious and as an added bonus - wonderful for your skin!
At one time avocados fell out of favor due to a high fat content and calorie count, but they are now being touted as a super-food, chock full of vitamin A, calcium, protein, potassium and B vitamins. Additionally they contain high amounts of essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 which are a requirement for healthy skin.
Essential fatty acids are imperative in helping the skin create and maintain a functioning hydro-lipid barrier. This barrier works both to hold hydration in the skin as well as protecting it from environmental contaminates such as bacteria. A strong hydro-lipid barrier improves all skin types. Dry skin loses less water and is smoothed and softened as a result of better hydration. Skin prone to breakouts and acne is protected from dehydration as well as infection. Inflammation is reduced in sensitive, irritated skin.
Omega 3 and 6 are not produced by the body and must be ingested through food or supplements which is one of the reasons that avocados are so great. Do your skin a favor by adding one to a salad today!
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