Eat Produce, Get Gorgeous Skin

June 19, 2015 Julie Luxemberg

Who doesn't want beautiful, smooth skin which naturally glows all year round? Achieving it may not be as simple as eating your vegetables, but it isn't that far off either. Forget all of the creams, cleansers, and lotions for a second and let’s go back to the basics:

You are what you eat.

Fruits and vegetables are loaded with the nutrients your body needs to keep your skin healthy. So why not get as much of them as you can? With that being said, the most important nutrients for your skin are water, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.

Hydrate Yo'self

Sometimes all you want to quench your thirst is a tall glass of water, but have you ever considered reaching for a cantaloupe instead? No? Understandable. Nothing can replace the 8+ glasses of water you should be drinking per day. but, that is not the only way to get fluids. Eating foods with high water content helps to hydrate skin, plumping it and reduces wrinkles and blemishes to give it that radiant glow. Try eating cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes, and strawberries for some extra fluid.

Eat Your Carrots

Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin A in the body. This nutrient is found in green-leafy vegetables as well as colorful fruits and veggies. Beta-carotene helps will cell turnover and is a natural anti-inflammatory. This is good news for your skin.

I C You

Vitamin C is essential in the synthesis of collagen, which increases the elasticity of your skin. This leaves you with smoother, tighter looking skin. And isn’t that what we all want? Well if so, you better start eating more citrus fruits as well as papaya, strawberries and kale.

Going vegan is a great way to get all the right nutrients. As a vegan, you are naturally eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, and you’re doing it consistently. This is important. If you have bad acne, eating a carrot is not going to instantly clear your skin. Maintaining a healthy diet of raw foods, however, will give you that long-term glow.

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