Using moisturizers sometimes isn’t enough to attain the baby-soft skin most of us would love to have. What you take internally is just as important. Therefore, essential fatty acids (EFAs) are vital to maintaining healthy skin.
The omega-3 acid, DHA, is the key component in keeping your skin’s cell membranes supple.
When there’s a lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the diet—or supplementation—you may experience flaky skin, dull nails, and/or dry eyes.
The best food sources for EFAs are fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, halibut and herring. Eggs are also a top source. For vegetarians, foods high in EFAs are: hemp, flax, walnuts, almonds, olive oil, and dark green leafy vegetables such as broccoli and spinach.
In addition to having flawless, glowing skin, EFAs have been scientifically shown to improve eye health, battle depression, combat autoimmune conditions, fight dementia, and improve bone/joint health. According to a recent study conducted by Future Market Insights (FMI), it was revealed that the global market for essential fatty acids is expected to ride at 9.5 percent during 2017 to 2027.