Feed Your Face

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Eating plenty of vegetables is an easy and inexpensive way to make your skin look it’s best.  Vegetables support and nourish your skin. My husband and I adopted a plant based lifestyle nearly two years ago. I’ve noticed improvement in my skin’s appearance has been just one of the many benefits provided by this healthier way of eating.

Vegetables That Your Skin Will Love

Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, and Winter Squash all provide the same improvements in your skin.  Antioxidant beta-carotene is found in sweet potatoes, which is one of the main ingredients to help fight sun damage. Sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and winter squash also contain vitamin A and antioxidants. Vitamin A is needed to keep the skin healthy and regenerated. Antioxidants can slow the aging of cells.

Avocado can help fight skin inflammation, and contain a natural oil and healthy fats. One of the main avocado skin benefits comes from their high oleic acid content. This monounsaturated fatty acid maintains moisture in the epidermal layer of your skin, helping to make it soft and hydrated.

Carrots provide your skin with a natural sunscreen. Beta-carotene is found in carrots which can help your body to form collagen and regenerate your skin cells. Spinach contains a whole list of vitamins that are good for your body.  They help your body system to function optimally, restore any cell damage, and deliver nutrients to your skin.

Eating Brussel sprouts can help to create glowing skin. They contain vitamin C and antioxidants to help maintain the health and the glow of your natural skin. The antioxidants in Brussel sprouts can even help prevent skin cancer and acne. And they contain an ingredient known as silica, which can rebuild and regenerate the skin’s connective tissues.  

Both cucumbers and celery can hydrate dry skin. Silica is present in both of these vegetables which is known to increase elasticity to the skin.

Bell Peppers contain a high level of vitamin C. The large amount of vitamin C that is found in bell peppers can make your skin appear to be younger. As well as having strong antioxidant properties, vitamin C is needed for the creation of elastin and collagen, which bind your skin cells together and maintain their firmness and structure.

Mama didn’t know how right she was when she told you to “eat your vegetables”!

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