10 Fast Food Options That Are Good for Your Skin
If you refuse to give up fast food (or have to eat it in a pinch), at least pick the best options for healthy skin
Ingredients to look for -- and ones to skipIf you're at a different fast food joint and can't find one of the options here, you can make tiny adjustments to what you order that can make a big difference in the overall nutrient intake of your meal. White says when you can, choose meal options with these skin-healthy ingredients:
• Fish (not deep fried … we're lookin' at you "Filet-O-Fish")
• Nuts (especially almonds and walnuts)
• Vegetables (always sub spinach for iceberg lettuce when possible, and ask for extra cucumbers, bell peppers, and raw onions)
• Fruits (especially strawberries, tomatoes, blueberries, avocados, and tomatoes)
When it comes to your drink of choice, choose water. All sodas and diet drinks are packed with sodium (a healthy skin no-no). Remember, you'll still get your fair share of sodium even if you order the healthiest options on the menu. White also says you can choose unsweetened green tea (now available at some fast food joints, like Subway), which is filled with polyphenols and anti-oxidants that help combat skin cell damage and the signs of aging.