Time To Get Deliciously Healthy Skin

We all know that finding the right moisturizer, wrinkle cream or toner, proven to give our epidermis a health boost is priceless, but what if the key to beautiful skin wasn’t only found using beauty products? You can slather your skin in lotions and creams all you want, but unless you are eating right, you aren’t going to be giving your skin all the nutrients it needs to really shine.

There are many foods that contain powerful vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that assist in creating healthy, glowing skin. Here are a few recipes that contain these skin-benefiting foods, so you can feed your skin the nutrients it needs to be at its best. 

Breakfast: Green Kale, Apple and Goji Smoothie

If you are pressed for time in the morning, blend kale, goji berries and apples with almond milk for a smoothie made with skin-enriching fruits and veggies. This superfood-filled drink is packed with vitamin K from the kale, an anti-inflammatory, which can lessen nasty breakouts. Apples and goji berries not only add tang and texture, but also contain antioxidants which can help reduce signs of sun damage like freckles and liver spots. Tomorrow morning sip your way to a more beautiful you. Get the full recipe here.

Lunch: Orange Fennel Salad with Date Vinaigrette

Top your romaine with anti-inflammatory rich fennel, tart oranges and hearty walnuts for a bright salad that will get your skin feeling smooth and supple. The fennel in this salad gives your body a dose of quercetin, an antioxidant that helps get rid of wrinkles and other fine lines. It also pairs well with the date dressing, that sweetens up your greens without having to add sugar, an ingredients known to cause skin breakouts. Click here for the complete recipe. 

Dinner: Zucchini Chickpea Burgers

This veggie patty stuffed with vitamins and nutrients focuses on skin reparation. The chickpeas, quinoa, zucchini and sunflower seeds create an unctuous burger that fills you up while working on your skin. The high vitamin E content not only guards against acne, but it actually diminishes old acne scars by helping heal the damaged skin. Zucchini also promotes healing with its vitamin C content. The green squash is also filled with H2O, making it a great hydration source. For the full recipe click here. 

Who would have known food was the missing link to fabulous skin. Next time you feel like your face needs a lift, grab a handful of blueberries, walnuts, almonds, goji berries, pomegranate seeds or edamame. All those foods are filled with skin-friendly vitamins and minerals that will also nourish your body. So go stuff your face and eat your way to deliciously healthy skin. 

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