7. Pumpkin seeds
What pumpkin seeds lack in size, they more than make up for in nutrients. Like many other seeds, such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamin E, an important nutrient for the skin. (See below under avocados and walnuts to find out why.)
Seeds are also a great source of zinc. Zinc is a mineral that has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help to protect the skin from the ravishes of chronic inflammation and free radical damage.
Chronic inflammation and free radicals can build up in the body as a result of a poor diet, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, stress and even high intensity, prolonged exercise. The result, among other things, can be dull, tired, lifeless skin.
So, a handful of zinc-packed seeds each day can go a long way towards heathier, glowing skin!