Many thanks to all you kind lifers for entering. So many lovely recipes and foods mentioned!!
Beautiful people just glow. And I don’t mean they look shiny, I mean they glow from the inside out. To me, that is beautiful!
Beauty begins with food, whether we like it or not. When your blood is clean and your internal organs are working well, your skin looks great. And guess what? It takes fresh, plant-based foods to do that inner clean-up job. The saturated fats and toxic yuckiness of meat and dairy keeps the skin thick, blocked, and overworked. Sugar and processed foods don’t help either. What’s going on skin-wise can really be an indicator of what’s happening inside, cool right?
Whenever people make remarks about my skin and ask what special products I use, my answer is always, “I eat really good food.” A healthy diet truly has an amazing impact on your skin, giving you that gorgeous glow from the inside out. Believe me, I’ve had bad skin and I’ve had great skin and it all had to do with what I was putting in my mouth!
That said, here are some superfoods for beautiful skin!
Sea vegetables: These superhero foods are so rich in minerals and other nutrients that they quickly improve blood and lymph circulation throughout the body and to the skin. They also restore natural moisture levels, which revitalizes and firms your skin as well. And get this: sea veggies literally detoxify the body, thereby cleaning you up from the inside out, so your skin doesn’t have to handle all that toxic crap and can get its glow on! As an extra bonus, sea vegetables are also great for your hair and nails.
Vitamin C: Wrinkles absolutely hate Vitamin C because it helps you to produce collagen (that web of tissue that holds your skin together). The best source of Vitamin C is not a pill, but dark leafy greens like kale, collards, and broccoli.
Antioxidants: Free radicals, which damage cells and are a big cause of aging, can be neutralized with antioxidants! Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and so are Vitamin A, E, and beta-carotene. These vitamins are found in abundance in fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
Hato Mugi Barley (aka Job’s Tears): This ancient grain helps to clean the blood of excess fat, allowing more circulation to your newly beautiful, supple skin. Standard barley is also great for the skin if you can’t get your hands on this kind.
I try to fill my plate with these ingredients regularly, you’ll definitely notice a difference once you start integrating them! If you want to read more about skin and superfoods, check out Glow by Christina Pirello. While I credit my nutritious diet (more on this in The Kind Diet) for the quality of my skin, I am thrilled about my plant collagen builder supplement! If you’re in the market for some extra help in the skin/hair/nails department, check out our mykind Organics Plant Collagen Builder. It’s made from over 30 real, nutritious organic, family-farmed whole food foods—with specifically chosen ingredients to help support the body’s own collagen production. Collagen can be a misleading and confusing subject, so I encourage you to educate yourself on it and find out what’s so special about our Plant Collagen Builder. Want to try it? Enter the giveaway below by telling me what are your go-to superfoods? What are your favorite glow-y recipes?
I’ll announce three winners on Friday 2/2/2018.
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