Say 'Bye Bye' To Eye Bags And Dark Circles With These 5 Foods

Blame the busy lifestyle or the poor diet, a lot of us suffer from puffiness and dark circles around our eyes. Skin around the eyes is very delicate. When we stay dehydrated, this part thins and blood vessels become prominent, leading to dark circles. Similarly in the case of excess fluid, it can lead to puffiness.  Other factors like genetics, ageing, lack of sleep, caffeine and alcohol consumption and high sugar intake also affect the area around eyes. So, what to do? 

Well, there may be a lot of expensive creams that claim to resolve the issues, there are some hydrating foods too that can help. These foods have antioxidants and help in balancing the fluids. So, have a look at 5 foods that can help you get rid of eye bags and dark circles. 

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Cucumber is a vegetable more than just a salad. It is low in calories and has high water content. Cucumber has rehydrating properties, can boost collagen and strengthen the skin. It is also rich in vitamin K and thus helps in increasing the elasticity of blood vessels. It is also rich in vitamin A, E and C.  


You may have seen tomatoes in a lot of face packs and creams. This is because the bright and dense red pigment in tomatoes contains high antioxidants especially lycopene which protects the delicate blood vessels and also improves the circulation to the eyes. It also contains lutein, vitamin C, beta carotene and quercetin. 


Blueberries just don’t make for ice-creams, smoothies and jams but they also contain so many essential nutrients. Blueberries are rich in lutein and anthocyanins antioxidants which delicate the blood vessels and improve the circulation to the eyes. Blueberries are also rich in quercetin, anthocyanins, omega-3, manganese, vitamin C and K. 


Did you know this hydrating fruit can be a remedy for puffed eyes and dark circles too? Well, watermelon has high water content and is also rich in several antioxidants that support eye health, including beta-carotene. It also contains minerals like potassium and magnesium. One can have watermelon in so many ways, right from smoothies to juices to slushes. 


It contains electrolyte minerals I.e., sodium and potassium, both are powerful fluid regulators that can help you get rid of puffiness. Apart from sodium and potassium, celery also contains magnesium and fiber as well as quercetin. One can add it to meals or salads.