Want to glow from Inside & Out?
Its likely you have the heard the saying “you are what you eat”. I am really aware of the importance of a healthy nutritious diet for myself and my family, but I must confess that at times I’m guilty of making poor food choices, skipping meals and not drinking enough water.
I always ensure my kids have a healthy & nutritious packed lunch, but when I get really busy I tend to put “me” last so my health becomes a lower priority. I am sure I am not alone on this, as I know from my discussions with my “besties” that many of us tend to put the needs of others before our own.
Unfortunately, what usually follows for me is low energy, reduced immunity and dull, listless skin. Does any of this sound familiar to you?
I know its counter-productive not to support my body and health with nutritious foods as I can’t properly care for my family or contribute to work or the world ? if I’m feeling flat and lacking energy. Our skin, hair and eyes reflect what is happening on the inside. A poor diet has been known to trigger many skin conditions such as rashes, inflammation and acne. So I am determined to become even more committed to ensuring I feed my body & skin, (especially in the busy and stressful times!), with the goodness and nutrients required to glow from the inside and out.
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We need to combine great healthy skincare with nutritious & colourful foods and plentiful water to achieve glow and radiance.
So here are my top 8 “all time” favourite beauty foods which are sure to get your skin glowing.
These are my favourite snack for great skin ?.
Loaded with antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals, blueberries are essential in healing any radical damage and keeping your skin looking young and smooth.
Another yummy snack with skin glowing properties.
A cup of these sweet fruits has 130% of the DV of vitamin C, which is an essential in skin health. Vitamin C actually boosts the production of collagen fibres in the skin that keep it smooth and firm (and clear).
3. Pumpkin seeds
A healthy snack your skin will thank-you for.
Also known as pepitas, they are packed with vitamin E, zinc and magnesium. They promote a strong regeneration of skin cells and are filled with protein. These tiny seeds keep your skin glowing.
4. Kiwi Fruit
This delicious fruit will have your skin glowing.
A kiwi fruit contains 120% of your daily vitamin C requirement. This stimulates collagen keeping your skin taught & reducing fine lines.
Very accessible and keeps skin youthful.
The orange colour of pumpkin comes from carotenoids – wrinkle-fighting plant pigments that help neutralise free radicals in the skin. Pumpkin is also filled with vitamin A, C and E, keeping your skin soft, smooth & wrinkle free.
Carrots give you a natural glow.
Carrots add more yellow to your skin tone which makes your skin looks healthy & radiant.
7. Green leafy vegetables
Super antioxidant for the skin.
Green leafy vegetables such spinach, broccoli and kale have a high concentration of antioxidants that fight the free radicals that cause aging. They are packed with Vitamins C & A which also firm the skin.
This beautiful red fruit increases your natural SPF.
Tomatoes contain Lycopene which is a carotenoid with antioxidant properties that’s responsible for making tomatoes their signature red colour. It’s believed to have the strongest antioxidant activity of all the carotenoids. Its been shown to protect your skin from the sun by improving the skins natural SPF.
Id love to hear your favourite beauty foods? Do you have any not on the list?