Healthy Skin Starts with A Healthy Diet

Our skin is our body’s largest organ. According to National Geographic, “Skin acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. It also exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection and manufactures vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones.” It is thus very important to take really good care of this organ and pay attention to it as it most visibly and easily provides clues to what may be happening inside of our bodies.

The American Academy of Dermatology stresses the importance of correctly using sunscreen and checking your skin periodically for any possible signs of skin cancer. Healthline explains that a healthy diet can positively affect your skin and your overall health. The top 12 suggested foods are:

  • Fatty fish
  • Avocados
  • Walnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Red or yellow bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Soy
  • Dark chocolate
  • Green tea
  • Red wine

For optimal skin health, you cannot go wrong by drinking lots of water and loading up with a variety of fruits and vegetables. To schedule an appointment at any of our convenient Primary Medical Care Center community clinics, you may visit our website at, or call (305)751-1500 for our Miami-Dade clinic, or (954)289-0000 for our Broward clinic.