5 wonderful nutrients to reduce dark circles

Dark circles under your eyes could be result of vitamin and iron deficiencies. Including these essential nutrients in your diet

Published on Jun 05, 2023 06:12 PM IST 6 Photos

There is a range of reasons that can contribute to formation of dark circles under the eyes. Stress, lack of sleep, alcohol and smoking could also be some of the reasons. However, nutrition also has a major role to play when it comes to getting rid of dark circles. Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal suggests foods that can help with this problem. (Freepik)

Vitamin C: This essential nutrient can help you get rid of those pesky dark circles. Sources include citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and grapefruits, as well as Indian gooseberry (amla), guava, kiwi, and papaya.(Pixabay)

Lycopene: Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene. Consuming cooked tomatoes or tomato-based products like tomato sauce or paste can provide a good amount of lycopene which could help with dark circles. Watermelon, pink guava, and red bell peppers also contain lycopene.(Unsplash)


Iron: Good sources of iron in the diet include green leafy vegetables like spinach (palak), fenugreek (methi), and amaranth leaves (chaulai). Other sources include lentils (dal), beans, tofu, sesame seeds (til), and jaggery.(Pinterest)

Vitamin E: Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of Vitamin E. Almonds, sunflower seeds, peanuts, and flaxseeds are readily available.(Freepik)