Having troubles with acne? Wrinkles? Oily skin?
Your skin is a very delicate organ and can easily get affected by environmental factors, as well as the food you eat. Therefore, by carefully selecting the foods in your diet, you can really change the quality of your skin!
Here are some food suggestions that will greatly benefit your skin health:
Citrus fruits and berries – these fruits which are high in vitamin C are great for detoxifying your skin and protecting it from harmful environmental elements and sun damage. Vitamin C can also boost collagen growth, which is key to firming up skin and reducing wrinkles.
Chia, hemp hearts and avocados – these foods are high in Omega-3’s, healthy fats that keep the membranes of skin cells healthy and prevent toxins from entering and causing breakouts.
Brazil nuts – these nuts are high in selenium, which is an important factor in lowering the risk of skin cancer.
Almonds – high in vitamin E, eating more almonds can help promote skin cell growth and reduce any oxidative damage caused from pollution, poor diet, etc.
Spinach, kale, collards, and arugula – dark leafy greens are very liver friendly, and help promote the filtering out of toxins that can negatively affect skin.
Featured Recipe: MIXED BERRY & NUT SALAD
In a bowl, add (quantities are up to you!) organic spinach, baby kale, goat cheese, crushed walnuts, mandarin slices, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, pepper and hemp hearts. Mix and enjoy as a side dish, or add protein such as cooked chicken or a hearty vegetable like beets to make it a main course!