Nigeria is a nation blessed with a great number of fruits that can help nourish the body and improve the health of the skin. Fruits don’t just nourish our bodies with vital nutrients needed, they also help in giving the skin a good appearance. Your diet is a very important factor that determines the appearance of your skin. Eating the right foods and fruits have been demonstrated to have wonderful effects on the human skin.
This article has information on 10 fruits in Nigeria that will help keep your skin glowing and healthy.
Sweet and juicy mangoes are very effective in rejuvenating the skin. They are natural sources of vitamins A, C, E, and K while also containing beta-carotene, flavonoids, polyphenolics and xanthophylls. All these vitamins work to keep the skin hydrated and protected from inflammatory damage.
Papaya is a must have in the diet of whoever wants a healthy, clear and glowing skin, that’s because papaya contains vitamins A, C, B with some minerals like potassium, calcium and copper. Pawpaw contains antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that all help in curing wounds, ulcers and constipation.
Oranges are sweet, juicy fruits that are important for skin health. Oranges are rich in vitamin C and anti oxidants that help prevent inflammatory and oxidative damage.
Apples are delicious, crunchy and juicy fruits. Apples are a rich source of vitamins A and C which are good oxidants for the skin. Apples also contain potassium and calcium. All these nutrients work hand in hand to help keep the skin glowing even in cold seasons.
Apart from being able to enjoy bananas by eating them, they can also be used to prepare different dishes which all contribute to having a better and finer skin. Bananas are good sources of vitamins A, C, K, E which help to naturally moisturize the skin and have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Banana peel rubbed on the face also heal acne scars because of the vitamins in they contain.
Pineapples are sweet juicy fruits rich in vitamins A, C, K. Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and wound healing properties.
The red, fleshy, watery, sweet, and refreshing fruit is very important in dealing with acne prone and dry skin. It is a rich source of vitamins A, B1, B6 and C. It contains 90% water which is very important in skin health because water flushes out toxins and hydrates the skin.
Grapes come in green, red and black colors and variety all of which are important and beneficial to the skin. Grapes contain an antioxidant called resveratrol that provides protection against ultra violet rays damage from the sun and also against skin cancer.
Cucumbers are similar to watermelons because of their very high water content which is very good for the skin. They also have antioxidant properties with vitamins K and C that help heal the skin and reduce wrinkles
Peach is a great source of Vitamin C. Peach helps to remove dark circles and blemishes from the skin. The nutrients in peach also helps remove wrinkles, tightens skin’s pores and help rejuvenate tired skin.