Remember when mom use to say “you are what you eat.” Well I haven’t heard that in a while and luckily I haven’t started saying that to my own kids (hopefully I never will). But I think there’s a little lesson to be learned.
I am not a doctor and I am not a nutritionist. These 10 steps came from my own research and testing. Please consult your doctor and nutritionist before making changes to your diet.
I did some research and a bit of testing to come up with these 10 Easy Steps for Healthier Skin. Some might surprise you. I know I was happy about the chocolate one.
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Step 1 – Chocolate
Eat chocolate for glowing skin, preferably dark chocolate with potent antioxidants.
Have one or two squares a day maximum for glowing skin without overindulging.
Step 2 – Pomegranates
Protect skin with the polyphenol antioxidants in pomegranates – they regulate blood flow.
Eat a pomegranate or some pomegranate seeds each day.
Step 3 – Walnuts
Eat walnuts to soften your skin and improve elasticity thanks to Omega 3 fatty acids.
Have a handful a day to reap the benefits.
Step 4 – Peppers
Eat green and yellow vegetables such as peppers to fight off wrinkles, especially around the eyes.
Aim for two cups of peppers per day.
Step 5 – Sunflower Seeds
Have a handful of sunflower seeds each day to protect your skin from the sun.
The high fatty acid content in these seeds is perfect for dry parts, such as the lips and heels.
Step 6 – Kidney Beans
Clear up spots and acne with the help of kidney beans.
Kidney beans are high in zinc, which has been linked with clearer skin.
Step 7 – Edamame
Eat one cup of edamame a day for a clear complexion.
Soy contains minerals and proteins that reduce hyper pigmentation.
Step 8 – Green Tea
Drink green tea to reduce skin redness and inflammation.
Have at least one cup a day to utilize the EGCG antioxidants.
Step 9 – Oatmeal
Steel cut oatmeal is full of vitamins and is thought to have wrinkle smoothing properties.
A small portion of oats per day (or used in another recipe) should do the trick.
Step 10 – Kale
Eat one cup of kale per day to utilize the skin firming properties it contains.
It’s a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which neutralize free radicals created by UV light.