One of the best ways to achieve a healthy glow is through nutrient-dense foods. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals that can balance the skin, minimize premature aging, and help skin appear more radiant and healthy when consumed regularly.
AVOCADOS : This tasty and beautifully green-hued fruit is rich in fiber, to support a healthy digestive tract and rich in antioxidants (vitamin E and lutein), to protect the skin from oxidative damage. They also contain healthy fats, which support moisture balance and help fat-soluble vitamins absorb better.
BERRIES : Berries are a fantastic food for skin health. Not only do they help protect the skin, but they minimize signs of aging, and encourage a healthy glow. Berries are low in sugar, packed with skin-loving antioxidants, and rich in vitamin C, which helps promote collagen production, support elastin in the skin, and protect from free radical damage.
PAPAYA : Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which helps the body digest proteins easier. Protein is the building block of the skin and essential for maintaining a glowing appearance. This tasty fruit is also rich in vitamins A, C, E, fiber, and antioxidants to help promote healthy skin from within.
CHIA SEEDS : Chia seeds contain omega -3’s fatty acids, the building blocks for proper cell function. Regularly consuming chia seeds supports the skin structure and helps it appear bouncy, healthy and glowing. Soak chia seeds overnight with plant-based milk; top with berries and cinnamon for a healthy skin snack.
SWEET POTATOES : Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, C, E, potassium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and copper, which support skin health. They get their orange hue from beta-carotene, an antioxidant that protects the cells from damage and encourages more vibrant skin. Sweet potatoes are also rich in anthocyanins that can prevent blemishes and dark spots on the skin.
TOMATOES : Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene, an antioxidant shown to shield the skin from UV damage. Protecting the skin from the inside out is a great way to minimize premature aging and encourage a healthy glow. Cooked tomatoes make Lycopene more bioavailable, which means tomato sauce is one healthy skin food.
BONE BROTH : Bone broth is an incredibly nutrient-dense food packed with collagen and gut supportive compounds such as glutamine, glycine, and proline. Collagen is a building block for healthy skin and the most abundant protein in the body. Adding bone broth to recipes is an excellent way to increase collagen intake and encourage supple, smooth, and radiant skin.
The skin renews itself every 28 days meaning anyone can have glowing skin by approaching beauty from the inside out. Aim to include at least 1-2 of these nutrient-dense foods into your daily meals to encourage a healthy glow. Cheers to beautiful skin!