Blender with fresh vegetables on kitchen table

A love affair with plants especially green leafy vegetables is probably one of the best things that could ever happen to you!

Beautiful skin is healthy skin. Toxic build up in your body is reflected in your skin. A plant-based diet can do wonders for your skin. Most of us eat very few fruits and vegetables to get enough antioxidants and vitamins needed for our body for optimum health. Antioxidants are compounds abundant in colorful fruits and vegetables. Patrick Holford in his book. The Optimum Nutrition Bible states that, ‘What you eat today, you wear tomorrow.” People who have low levels of antioxidants in their food tend to have rougher skin texture. When you consume fruits and vegetables, the vitamins and pigments in them make your skin look better, younger and fresher.

FOODS THAT PROMOTE HEALTHY LOOKING SKIN

1. H2O. Water is key. Our bodies are made up of 99% water and so hydrating our body is number one on the list of promoters of healthy looking skin. Drinking lots of water helps flush out toxins and keeps us glowing from the inside out.

2. Fish. Fish is contains protein which the body used to build collagen and elastin which keeps our skin nice and elastic. Fish also contain omega-3 fatty acids which promote skin health by working to reduce inflammation.

3. Nuts and Seeds. These also have omega-3 fatty acids that reduces inflammation and keeps the skin moisturized. Chia seeds, almonds, walnuts, hazel nuts are great also and excellent sources of the good fat your cells needs to function.

4. Fruits and Veggies. Top on my list is avocado which contains the good fats. Deep colored fruits such as bell peppers, carrots, green peppers, green leafy vegetables all get their color from compounds called carotenoids which help cells reproduce. Fruits and veggies are also a get source of vitamin C which the body needs to manufacture collagen which tends helps keep our skin elastic. Yes they are all connected.

Learn to love your fruits and veggies, they not only nourish your skin on the inside but also keep you beautiful on the outside.