- Water for Hydration: Aside from beverages though, eating plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit, soups and stews and other foods that have water will help hydrate you too.
- Protein to build: Get protein from humanely-raised, pastured animals that have plenty of complete amino acid profiles, B12 and Vitamin D. If you choose to get protein form beans or other legumes, make sure to prepare them carefully to make them more digestible and reduce the anti-nutrients like phytic acid.
- Quality fats to fight inflammation: Pasture-raised meats, wild-caught cold water fish are excellent sources of Omega – 3 fatty acids. Other healthy fats can be found in avocados, nuts and seeds.
- Vitamin A to repair damaged skin: Get the retinol form of Vitamin A in fish liver oils and beta-carotene in green and yellow fruit and vegetables, carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic, ginger and others.
- Vitamin C to help allergic skin reactions: Aside from oranges, you can Vitamin C in apples, leafy greens, garlic, onions and sweet peppers.
- Quercetins to reduce skin reactions: Find quercetins and other flavanoids in citrus fruits and green tea.
- B-Complex vitamins to combat dryness: B Vitamins are naturally found together in foods such as organ meat, fish, meat, nuts, sunflower seeds, brewer’s yeast, eggs, leafy greens and more. Keep in mind that B12 is a B-Vitamin that is only found in animal foods.
- Vitamin E to prevent skin: Get Vitamin E from foods like eggs, liver, organ meats, as well as leafy greens, and broccoli.
Zinc to help skin healing: You can get Zinc from pumpkin seeds, oysters, liver, eggs, apricots, peaches and cocoa.