Food is among the most important essentials in our life. We need food to keep ourselves alive, retain our energy, and satisfy our nutritional needs, etc. Here’s another beautiful reason to stop by your local grocery store today: Certain foods contain the ingredients that are able to keep skin healthy, supple and smooth.
“There’s a growing body of research showing that diet really does affect your complexion,” says Jessica Wu, MD, a dermatologist in Los Angeles and author of Feed Your Face. “What you eat can affect your hormone balance, cause acne, and create or lessen inflammation, which is associated with skin aging.”
In this blog post, we are going to recommend some healthy food, and recipes containing them. All recipes listed here are courtesy of healthy diet expert Ms. My Nguyen, the author of http://myhealthydish.com/. You will be able to find simple and delicious healthy recipes on her website.
Green Tea Green Smoothie
3 cups spinach
¼ cup blueberries
½ cup strawberries
⅓ cup pineapple
1 cup brewed green tea
1) Green tea is filled with inflammation-fighting antioxidants. What’s more, drinking green tea may reduce your risk of skin cancer.
2) Antioxidants are important to slowing and preventing free-radical damage. You can find them in all kinds of colorful fruits and vegetables like blueberries, strawberries, and spinach.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
½ cup pumpkin puree
½ cup wheat flour
½ cup rolled oats (blend until fine)
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. stevia sweetener
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp. coconut oil
a. Mix all ingredients with a whisk until batter is smooth.
b. Heat griddle to medium low heat and lightly grease with a little coconut oil.
c. Drop large spoonful’s of batter and cook until small bubbles form and the outer edges look dry, (about 2-3 minutes on each side.)
1) Pumpkin’s orange hue is from carotenoids, wrinkle-fighting plant pigments that help neutralize free radicals in the skin, keeping them from damaging the cells that fast-forward aging.
2) Oats are an excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, thiamine, iron, and beta-glucan (which may help regulate blood sugar). It can also reduce harmful cholesterol levels and even boost the immune system.
1 cup yogurt
Grapefruit, Kiwi and Pomegranate
1) Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, grapefruit provides the body with important nutrients essential for healthy skin.
2) Kiwi packs a wallop of vitamin C - nearly 120% of your daily needs in one medium kiwi. A diet high in vitamin C was associated with less dryness and less noticeable wrinkles.
3) Pomegranates are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits. Research shows this fruit’s juice has more inflammation-fighting antioxidants than red wine or green tea.