One of the biggest issues so many of us face is eating the right kinds of food. Certain food can be used for preventative measures of health. The saying “you are what you eat” is so very true. If you eat fatty junk food all the time, you are much more likely to develop preventable illnesses and vice versa. Here is a list of foods to bring home and start munching on so you can improve health, weight, and even skin.

Lemon water

Lemon contains vitamin C, which increases collagen in the skin to reduce wrinkles and blemishes. Drinking it regularly helps with digestion and hunger control.

Red grapefruit

Add a few slices to each meal to control cravings and help you lose weight. It is also packed with cancer protecting antioxidants to revive your skin.

Red bell peppers and tomatoes

Eating red vegetables keeps your skin from turning red and blotchy. It protects your skin from sun burns and increases collagen production. Red veggies also help control your appetite and detoxify your body.

Romaine lettuce

One serving can provide more than your daily intake of vitamin A, which revitalizes skin by increasing the turnover of cells. This super food has protein and fiber to keep you full longer.


They are filled with vitamin C and antioxidants to protect and firm the skin. Strawberries are also low in calories and packed with fiber, which makes them the perfect slimming snack.


They boost levels of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for skin health. They can also lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Dark chocolate

The high levels of flavonoids are found in dark chocolate and can help hydrate your skin leaving it smoother and softer. It also improves blood flow to the brain to help with focus and concentration.

Olive oil

Olive oil contains essential fatty acids that help protect the skin from UV damage. It also lowers cholesterol and aids in preventing obesity.

100% whole grain bread, pasta, and cereal

They are filled with antioxidants to help complexion. Making them part of your daily diet can help you lose weight compared to eating refined carbs. Their high fiber content helps shed belly fat.

Greek Yogurt

Yogurt helps the skin become firmer and protects it from wrinkles. Greek yogurt is especially beneficial due to its high protein content so you can feel full longer. The probiotics (good bacteria) in yogurt supports a healthy digestive tract.