Food and Nutrition Friday: Skin Healthy Foods for Diabetes
In addition to your diabetes management, you can boost the health of your skin with healthy foods. Skin healthy foods contain nutrients that aid in skin healing and help reduce inflammation. The following skin-healthy foods may also help lower blood glucose levels.
Kale is packed with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals that damage your body. Just one cup has 134 percent of your recommended daily value. It was found that those who consumed the most vitamin C had less dry skin, as well as fewer wrinkles.
Additionally, one cup of kale contains enough vitamin A to help keep your immune system functioning and help heal wounds.
🔸Sardines, Salmon and Light Tuna
Sardines, salmon, and light tuna contain omega-3 fatty acids that help prevent dryness and other skin conditions.
Walnuts offer anti-inflammatory properties and vitamin E that helps heal skin conditions.
Eggs provide animo acids that can help people with diabetes deal with skin issues.They are also a good source of biotin, a B vitamin that supports skin and nails.