For the last couple of weeks, you have learned about foods that are good for skin, but there are still a few more that should be added to the list. There are actually hundreds of delectable goodies that will make your skin shine as long as you watch what you eat and use an all-natural skin care line such as SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.
Skip the cabbage and head straight for the kale when you visit your green grocer. Bake it steam it or eat it raw and you will be filling your body full of iron, calcium manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and protein. If that isn’t enough, Kale is also loaded with vitamins A and B complex, C, E and K. Throw a handful of Kale into a salad or a bowl of soup for a skin-clearing tonic.
Broccoli is just as good for your skin as kale. Not only is it loaded with super antioxidants like Vitamin A and B complex, but you will also be feeding your skin with Vitamin C, E, and K adding a luminous tone to your skin. Broccoli also contains omega 3 fatty acids, folate, and calcium that can help speed the healing process aiding in proper skin cell function. Enjoy it raw or steam it lightly in order to keep all of its goodness.
Peel back the thorns of an artichoke and boil for 45 minutes and you will be boosting your body’s immune system. Eating artichokes not only improve your skins luminosity, but are often used in herbal remedies because they contain antioxidants. Artichokes can also help with digestion and lower cholesterol.
Eggs often get a bad rap, but whether you enjoy them soft or hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, or over easy, eggs are full of zinc, selenium, and protein that can help clear your skin, especially the yolks.
Look for burdock tea at your health food store as it contains magnesium, potassium, and calcium. All of these nutrients can help support healthy skin. Burdock also contains strong antifungal and antibacterial properties making it a good defense against acne.
Instead of sour cream, spoon some cottage cheese over your baked potato. Better yet, spoon it on top of steamed broccoli and you will be getting some serious nutrition for your skin. Cottage cheese is high in selenium and protein that help promote healthy skin.
Skip the morning cup of Joe and opt for green tea instead. Not only will you improve the tone of your skin, but green tea, which is rich in polyphenol, can also help your waistline.
Recent studies have indicated that higher than normal levels of cortisone, due to stress, can cause breakouts. You can lift your mood by adding complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes and yams that will release sugar gradually. These root vegetables also contain beta-carotene and when enjoyed are converted to Vitamin A, which can improve your skins circulation promoting healthy skin.
Acai is probably the world’s most powerful food, as these small dark berries will eliminate free radicals and toxins from your body giving your skin a healthy glow. Although it may be difficult to find Acai and your local grocery store there are plenty of juices and supplements available that contain this super food.
Feeding your skin, the right way starts with a good healthy diet, but it doesn’t stop there. Complete the package and order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE.