What if we told you that you could eat your way to better skin?
There is no doubt our skin is one of the best indicators of our overall health.
The skin is our largest organ, and it provides a true reflection of any nutrient deficiencies, food intolerances, hormonal imbalances and digestive function issues that might be going on underneath the surface.
When most people experience problems with their skin, they immediately start looking for the latest and greatest solution in the form of a skincare product. However, the price tag of your skincare products has very little to do with how great your skin looks, because good skin starts on the inside, with what you eat.
For glowing skin, you need to consume abundant amounts of nutrient dense foods, predominantly from plant sources. These foods contain live enzymes and phytonutrients, which are considered great fuel for your skin. Processed foods, coffee, sugar and refined carbohydrates, on the other hand, are “dead food” with very little nutrient value.
If you want to have glowing skin, implement these five nutrition tips into your routine, and watch your skin be transformed:
1. Alkalise yourself
The first thing you should do in the morning is drink a big glass of warm lemon water. Drinking lemon-water alkalises your body and helps keep your liver and digestive function in tip-top condition. Both of these systems are incredibly important for healthy skin. Lemon is also high in vitamin C, which is necessary for collagen production.
2. Eat plenty of vegetables and some fruit
3. Eat more good fats
4. Avoid processed white carbs and sugar
Consuming sugar is one of worst things you can do for your skin. Sugar has the ability to age and kill cells, and promote wrinkles. If you have a sweet tooth, then replace your processed sugar with natural sugars coming from fresh fruit and use sweet herbs such as stevia in your cooking. Yes, it’s possible to make delicious desserts without any added sugar.
Try my Clear Skin Blueberry Sorbet with these healthy skin-boosting ingredients:
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup purple cabbage, shredded
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- ½ banana, frozen
- 4 walnuts
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp coconut water (add a little more if needed)