| By Susan Taylor, RDN, LDDo you ever feel like you have lost your glow? Are you tired of having dull, lifeless, saggy looking skin? Believe it or not, the foods you eat can have a tremendous impact on your outward appearance. Eating the right foods can help you regain the glowing skin of your youth. Read on to learn more about foods that can make your skin look and feel years younger.
1- Leafy Greens. Leafy green vegetables such as collards, spinach, and kale possess a high water contact which not only helps keep you hydrated but also plumps up your skin. These veggies are high in the antioxidants beta carotene, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C that help protect the skin from sun damage.
2- Berries. Berries contain high levels of the potent antioxidant and free radical fighter, Vitamin C along with anthocyanins–the compound responsible for the deep red, purple, and blue colors of these fruits. Another antioxidant powerhouse is ellagic acid–great at protecting the skin from both the damaging rays of the sun and wrinkles as this compound inhibits the formation of an enzyme that may breakdown elastin and collagen. Berries high in these antioxidants include blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Acai berries and the seed oils of blueberries and strawberries are high in essential fatty acids (EFA) which can improve the smoothness and hydration of the skin plus decrease inflammation.
3- Cacao. High in free-radical fighting Vitamin C, cacao is also loaded with magnesium and chromium which may help sooth and heal damaged skin plus help fight acne due to the high EFA’s in chromium.
4- Coffee Fruit. Coffee fruit–the red berry around the coffee bean, is one of the most potent antioxidant foods known. High in anthocyanins and phenolic acid, this incredible fruit fights sun damage, inflammation, and free-radicals resulting in firmer, more radiant skin.
5- Wheatgrass. A great source of magnesium, Vitamins A, C, and E, and chlorophyll, wheatgrass has been shown to firm sagging skin thus making it a key player in many anti-aging skin regimens.
While eating whole foods is the best option, it is sometimes difficult to fit them into our daily routine. Miessence makes it easy to eat your way to beautiful, radiant skin with the certified organic superfood supplements, BerryRadical and DeepGreen, as they are excellent sources of the above skin enhancers. These supplements contain only organic, freeze-dried whole foods with no chemicals or fillers. One teaspoon of each daily can start you on your way to a more beautiful, luminous complexion. Get your glow back with Miessence.
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