We’ve all heard the old saying “you are what you eat”… Of course, most of the time it’s associated with weight, but the truth goes much deeper than that. In addition to impacting your size, bone density and organ function, what you put into your mouth has a direct impact on your skin. You may not realize it, but that’s more than a warning about consuming excessive potato chips or chocolate… Get ready to learn how getting great skin and enhancing your energy can be effortless… and delicious!
Fatten up! (with good fats of course): A diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish, flaxseed and nuts for example) is great for your heart and builds healthy cell membranes in your skin. Healthy cell membranes prevent toxins from entering your body and provide passageways for nutrients to get in and waste to get out. Plus, the stronger your cell membranes are, the better your skin can hold moisture… and hydrated skin means younger skin! Try my Smart & Sexy Omega-3 Bursts for a fun, delicious way to get your daily dose of omegas.
Increase your antioxidants: Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, acai, and pomegranate are all high in antioxidants, which prevent against premature aging by protecting your skin from free radicals (like the kind formed from sun exposure). Increase your intake (pecans, artichokes, and beans are also good sources) and your skin will be less susceptible to the elements!
Be beverage conscious: What you drink is as vital to your skin (and your health) as what you eat! In addition to getting plenty of water (to flush out toxins and keep your skin moist), add some green tea and low-fat milk to your diet. Why? Low-fat milk is rich in Vitamin A, which acts as an antioxidant, helping to prevent wrinkles and resist infection. And green tea not only has anti-inflammatory properties, studies show it helps reduce sun damage and the risk of skin cancer (and by the way, all of our Skin Balance Crystalline drink mix formulas use a potent green tea extract in addition to many other beneficial ingredients!)