We all know that eating fruits and veggies is good for your body and mind, but they’re also great for giving you beautiful skin. Who doesn’t want that? I think I’d rather eat my way into glowing skin than spend lots of money trying to achieve the same attractive complexion I could get from eating a few vegetables every day.
Sweet potatoes are packed full of carotenoids. Carotenoids are the ingredient found in orange and red veggies that contain disease-fighting compounds and are also what gives them their color. They are known to give your skin a more radiant glow than if you had spent hours in the sunshine. Sweet potatoes give you up to 200% of your daily value of carotenoids, which means you’ll have glowing skin in no time, so eat up!
Okay, so you obviously don’t EAT green tea, but it’s too good to leave off the list. It’s packed full of antioxidants with lots of anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties! It can prevent skin cancer, and drinking a cup or two every day can even erase the dark spots and sun damage on your skin that have developed from too much sun exposure. So glowing skin, AND it has healing properties. I can definitely learn to love green tea!
Almonds are filled with vitamin E, which is a very popular ingredient found in skin care these days. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant which means it fights off free-radicals that try to burrow into your skin, and it also works to repair damaged and scarred skin cells. Eating just one handful of almonds a day can help defend your skin against sun damage and bring out a beautiful natural glow.
The antioxidants in eggs are known to protect against UV damage. UV damage can cause dark spots to appear on the skin, as well as fine lines and deep wrinkles. The lutein and zeaxanthin found in eggs can make your skin firmer, and noticeably softer. So eat an egg with breakfast every morning and watch your complexion improve!
Even a small amount of romaine lettuce contains enough vitamin A to cover 100% of your needed value for the day. Vitamin A works hard at revitalizing your skin and increasing skin-cell turnover. So, younger looking skin! It also contains potassium that will help to bring oxygen to the skin and will improve circulation, which means less dark circles, and brighter looking skin. Go grab a salad and think about the benefits your skin is raking in just by eating!
Just reading about all of the benefits found in fruits and veggies makes me want to increase my daily intake and see if I can notice some positive changes in my skin!