The Best Foods for Beautiful Skin
THE BEST FOODS FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
Have you been searching for the best foods for beautiful skin? Beauty is in fact more than skin deep. If your diet is nutrient deficient, the evidence will appear in your skin quality – dry, washed out, and wrinkled! Instead of eating foods that are processed, refined, and full of trans fats and hormonal disruptors, try basing your diet on fresh and fibrous ingredients.
Foods that beautify are enzyme-rich plant foods that promote optimal organ function, which in turn decreases the effects of aging to help you look more youthful and feel more vivacious. Try these best foods foods for beautiful skin below to make your skin glow!
Avocado is a personal favorite! This creamy fruit is full of healthy monounsaturated fats that help moisturize your skin. The fats in avocado also help us absorb vitamins A, C, D, and E.
Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries play a role in collagen synthesis, which promotes smoothness, less wrinkles, and moisture retention. Their water-soluble antioxidants scoop up free radicals that cause DNA damage from sun exposure.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamins A and C. The beta-carotene in carrots is responsible for imparting skin protective effects. I previously wrote a post on the health benefits of carrots and another on my favorite ways to prepare this vegetable.
Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family. This delicious vegetable is high in fiber and full of antioxidants, phytochemicals, and vitamins that aid in skin brightening, healing collagen, and repairing tissue damage.
The flavanols in cocoa retain moisture and sustain soft, smooth, and strong skin. Choose a cocoa powder that contains 70% or more cacao. Dark chocolate is delicious in smoothies, baked goods, and of course, hot chocolate.
Instead of eating all of these beautifying foods individually, blend them into a delicious smoothie!
½ cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon cacao powder
2 teaspoons maca powder
6 ounces coconut water
¼ cup macadamia nuts
Pinch mineral sea salt
½ cup ice (optional)
Blend all ingredients until well mixed. Enjoy!
By eating these foods daily, you’ll be on your way to having healthy, beautiful skin! Top your salad with avocado or eat a handful of berries daily. Which foods are you eating for healthy skin? Let me know on Twitter!
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