Skin Loves Veggies
They say what you eat shows on the outside. So, when you eat crappy you look crappy too. But who can resist eating when there are just so much delicious dishes and snacks to try? You just want to eat all, right? Well, no one said you couldn’t eat this stuff. Of course you can, albeit moderately! What’s important is you also incorporate healthy food into your diet, which means consuming vegetables.
The skin suffers when you lack proper nutrition—when all you take in is the bad stuff and none of the good stuff. This will become obvious, especially on the face. If you want to look good, you have to put in the good stuff as well. If you want your skin to improve you will want to incorporate some veggies into your diet. Generally, vegetables are good because these help to clean toxins out of your body because lots of veggies are high in fiber (also known as ruffage), and are able to clean the body. And there are veggies that are very helpful in making your skin look better. Below is a list of a few veggies that your skin will thank you for.
Beets – So many products boast of antioxidants, but consuming beets give you a mega dose of anthocyanins, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants out there. These can prevent free radical damage. Also, these have anti-cancer and anti-aging properties.
Napa Cabbage – No one enjoys breakouts in the face, but it happens unfortunately. In order to sooth nasty breakouts, enjoy some of this cabbage because it is high in zinc.
Carrots – Do you want to have good skin and skin cells that are in good shape? Go with carrots. These have a high amount of beta-carotene, which is a form of Vitamin A.
Mushrooms – Who doesn’t like mushrooms? These are great additions to any dish. But even greater is the fact that these have high levels of Selenium that protects you from the sun—it minimizes the free radical damage of UVA and UVB rays.
Spinach and Soy Beans – Aside from getting strong like Popeye because of the spinach, spinach and soy beans actually help with dark spots on the skin or hyperpigmentation because these are rich in antioxidants. These work to fade these unwanted spots.
Kale – Do you want that glowing skin? Then have about a cup of kale. These are high in vitamin K. If you want to take it a step further, then Winterbor Kale is the way to go. Aside from vitamin K this is loaded with fiber, which maintains your cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Sweet Potatoes – Fight off those wrinkles with these potatoes because these are loaded with vitamin C. Also, a recent study showed that those who ate just half a sweet potato daily decreased the appearance of wrinkles by 11 percent.
Artichoke – This contains silymarin and cynarin, which are both powerful phytonutrients that help the liver and gallbladder, ensuring the skin doesn’t turn dull and lifeless. Also, it minimizes puffiness.
Broccoli – Aside from vitamin c for collagen production, broccoli contains a compound that boosts DNA repair cells, as well as folate that the body needs for the production of new healthy cells. Furthermore, broccoli is a great source for Sulforaphane, which helps the skin heal from UV rays.
Garlic – This is known as the ‘beauty mineral’ because of its long list of established benefits when it comes to skin concern. It is also prebiotic, which means it is good for the gut flora and supports liver detoxification—helping skin be clear of toxin breakouts.
Skin loves and needs vegetables to stay healthy and gorgeous. So, try to incorporate these into your diet. There are mouth-watering recipes that use these vegetables--not only will you have a good meal, but your skin will love you for it.