Mint To Bitter Gourd: 5 Foods Beneficial For Healthy Skin

Everybody wants clear, radiant and shiny skin. And we see a lot of people rushing towards chemical-based creams and treatments to achieve their desired target. But there is much more than you can do! It is essential to have not just good-looking skin but also healthy skin. For healthy skin health, it is essential to have a diet rich in vitamins and healthy fats. Yes, a diet can make a lot of difference. Did you know that having some vegetables and fruits can provide you with healthy skin? 

Nutritionist Lovneet Batra, through her Instagram stories, keep spreading information about the vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices etc that are good for overall health. This time, she shared about 5 fruits and vegetables that can actually promote healthy skin. Nutritionist Batra shared a post on Instagram and wrote ‘Your skin can benefit greatly from what you eat. Here’s a roundup of essential foods for healthy skin that I rely on’. Here are those 5 foods! 


Some of our special summer beverages are incomplete without fresh mint leaves, isn’t it? But these leaves are good for skin too. As per nutritionist Lovneet Batra, mint contains antioxidant rosmarinic acid which helps in improving the blood circulation to the skin and keeps the skin healthy and hydrated. 


Summers are special not just because of mangoes but jamun too. These little purple-hued fruits are rich in minerals and vitamins. According to nutritionist Batra, jamun contains ellagic acid and quercetin. These compounds act as a shield against UV damage and chemical irritants. It reduces inflammation, redness and itching while increasing the skin’s hydration. 

Bitter Gourd 

I know that you weren’t expecting bitter gourd in the list but to your shock, bitter gourd is a vegetable packed with ample minerals and vitamins like E and C. Because of its high antioxidant compounds such as water-soluble vitamin C, lipophilic vitamin E, and carotenoids, bitter gourd help protect skin cells from damage and promotes healthy skin health, says nutritionist Batra. 

Ash Gourd 

You may not know but Ash Gourd is a highly potent vegetable. Known for detoxifying properties, Ash Gourd is also beneficial for healthy skin. Vitamin E present in Ash Gourd can battle against free radical damage in the skin. It helps in providing smooth skin. 


Amla is already quite popular because of its medicinal properties. As per nutritionist Lovneet Batra, amla helps in enhancing the fibroblast proliferation in a concentration-dependent manner and exhibits a highly significant photo-protective effect against UVB-induced cytotoxicity. Amla has a strong anti-hyaluronidase activity which suggests the increased hyaluronic acid and is highly beneficial for prevention of premature skin aging, i.e., wrinkle formation. 

So, start having these foods in your diet and have healthy skin!