Feeding your skin

29 Jun

I’ve never struggled with my weight, being an athlete if anything my only worry is becoming too small, or having a caloric imbalance. I have to admit, and I’m sure alot of you can agree with me, sometimes it’s hard to know how much you have to eat after say a hard track practice. Anyway, the primary reason I eat pretty healthy is for my skin! I’ve never had acne per say, but I do suffer from a dull complexion and a less then stellar skin feel if I eat too much of the white stuff. ( aka, processed sugar, flour, ect.)

We all know that including the rainbow in our diet is good for us! As well as plenty of berries, carrots, dark leafy greems, and whole grains.

Healthy fats are also really important! Almonds, cashews, olive oil, and walnuts are all fantastic for skin!

Skin boost: Sun Blocker

Almonds are stuffed with vitamin E, which helps defend against sun damage. Volunteers who consumed 14 milligrams of the vitamin per day (about 20 almonds) and then were exposed to UV light burned less than those who took none. And because vitamin E is an antioxidant, it also works to keep your arteries free of dangerous free radicals. Source

How to get it: Almond smoothie!

Recipe: here

Skin boost: Wrinkle Fighter

Sweet potatoes. They’re loaded with vitamin C, which smoothes out wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen. A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that volunteers who consumed 4 milligrams of C (about half a small sweet potato) daily for 3 years decreased the appearance of wrinkles by 11 percent. Try papaya and carrot, too.
How to get it:
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Source: Edible perspective!

 

And of course, the easiest way to eat your leafy greens: GREEN MONSTER

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source: Oh she glows

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