6 of the Best Nuts For Your Skin and Health

FOOD  |  May 01, 2017
  • 1. Brazil nuts
    1 / 6 1. Brazil nuts

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    Brazil nuts contain lots of selenium, which not only improves skin elasticity but also fights off infections from pimples and relieves redness. The natural fatty acids and vitamin E present in these nuts also help increase skin hydration levels.

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  • 2. Pistachios
    2 / 6 2. Pistachios

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    Pistachios regulate blood sugar levels and keep excess oil at bay, as such diminishing the appearance of acne. The abundance of vitamins A, C and E, as well as the antioxidant minerals of zinc and folic acid, also prevent acne by protecting the skin against free radical damage.

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  • 3. Cashews
    3 / 6 3. Cashews

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    Cashews are loaded with selenium and zinc, which together reduce skin inflammation, hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of scars. Zinc also promotes healing and cell growth, making it easier for skin to be repaired.

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  • 4. Walnuts
    4 / 6 4. Walnuts

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    Walnuts boost vitamin B levels, helping you keep wrinkles and fine lines away. They also contain zinc and vitamin E, which also regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the odds of distressed skin.

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  • 5. Almonds
    5 / 6 5. Almonds

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    Almonds are packed with a variety of nutrients and not only reduce swellng and irritation. They’re also full of vitamin E, which keeps skin hydrated by dilating the blood vessels and defends the body against a whole host of skin conditions.

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  • 6. Macadamias
    6 / 6 6. Macadamias

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    Macadamias are full of vitamin E, which helps heal wounds, delay the signs of ageing and repairs connective tissues. They’re also a great source of vitamin B2, which aids in maintaining the collagen levels essential for glowing skin.

    A version of this story first appeared in CLEO. Offering an insider perspective on everything a twenty-something woman in Singapore wants or needs to know, CLEO Magazine is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.CLEO.com.sg to subscribe.

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