12 Sulphur Rich Foods For Your Skin

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Sulphur rich foods are not very easy to find. The problem is that sulphur is a trace mineral and it is found in very small quantities. Many foods do contain slphur but in very miniscule amount. However, sulphur has a lot of nutritional benefits and you must get sufficient amounts of this trace mineral from your daily diet.

First of all, sulphur rich foods help you get clear and acne free skin. Sulphur is a natural antiseptic that fights acne and skin infections. Sulphur has always been the secret to good skin. When people bathe in hot springs, it is to absorb the benefits of the sulphur-rich water. If you have sulphur from the nutritional point of view, it will help your body expel toxins. Sulphur is also essential for making keratin that is required for healthy skin and hair. Sulphur rich foods also help you get rid of dandruff and flaky scalp.

Most often, we get most of the sulphur from foods that are rich in proteins. For example, eggs are rich in sulphur and so is red meat. But there are also vegetarian sources of sulphur rich foods like garlic and onion.

These are some of the best sulphur rich foods that you must include in your diet.



Eggs are known for their extremely high reserves of natural sulphur. Try having poached or raw eggs to get the maximum amount of nutrition from it.



Garlic is a spice that is known for its high sulphur content. Add some raw grated garlic to your salads to get the most out of this zesty spice.


Flax seeds

Flax seeds give you a small amount of sulphur and lots of healthy cholesterol in the form of omega-3-fatty acids.



Seeds and nuts are usually very good sources of sulphur because you have them uncooked. Walnuts have the highest amount of sulphur in them.


Red Meat

Most of our daily sulphur comes from proteins. Sulphur comes from amino acids, mainly animal sources of amino acids.



Onion and garlic are from the same family. That is onions too have a very high concentration sulphur in the raw form. That is why you can apply a paste of onions on your scalp when you have dandruff.


Red Bell Peppers

Bell peppers have a lot of health benefits like cancer fighting antioxidants that stop ageing and cleanse your system. They are also rich in sulphur, the beauty trace mineral.



Sulphur is a mineral and that is why it is present in the water. Seafood comes from the mineral rich water of the sea and thus, it contains loads of sulphur. But mind you, over-cooking ruins this nutrient.



Kale is among the few green vegetables that contains a substantial amount of sulphur. Other green vegetables that contain sulphur include broccoli and sprouts.



Milk is also an animal protein and thus diary products like cheese contain lots of sulphur. Parmesan cheese is the most sulphur rich among different types of cheese.



Asparagus is a very healthy sulphur-rich herb that is added to soups and salads. Add this herb in the end to your recipes so that it is not overcooked.


Raw Food

All the above mentioned foods contain more of sulphur in the raw form. Sulphur is a trace mineral that gets quickly spoiled by heat. So have raw food as much as possible.

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Story first published: Monday, February 11, 2013, 17:24 [IST]
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