How often have you combed the shelves of the beauty department looking for the ultimate solution to perfect skin? While there are many quick fix creams and lotions out there that can provide a temporary glow, nothing can compare to renewing your skin from the inside out.
The benefits of juicing for your skin are plentiful. What you put into your body is reflected in your skin, so choosing a green juice over that Diet Coke will help you get that all-natural glow you’re after. Juicing fruits and vegetables will help you get the nutrients your body needs to flush out unwanted toxins and help with everything from acne to anti-aging. Combining juicing with a good all-natural skincare routine will help you get the perfect skin you’ve always wanted. To help you get started, we’ve compiled the top foods that should be on steady rotation in your juicing recipes. So get your fruits and vegetables ready and start juicing!
Here are 10 powerful fruits and vegetables that are sure to give your skin a boost:
1. Aloe Vera
Adding aloe vera juice to any of your recipes will provide you with a number of skin boosting benefits. It helps to repair the collagen in your skin to delay aging while also working to reduce any unwanted skin irritations, like acne.
Carrots are chock full of Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that helps to slow down the signs of aging and prevent your cells from degenerating – both of which help to maintain a youthful appearance. Carrots are also full of Vitamin C which helps the body produce collagen. Carrots can help keep acne at bay by detoxifying the liver and ridding it of toxins.
Kale has recently been all the rage in the health world and for good reason. Kale is an amazing anti-inflammatory food and is chock full of a number of vitamins including vitamins A, C, K, E, B1, B2, B3, calcium, beta-carotene and lutein that help to promote the repair and maintenance of the skin. Kale also contains omega-3 fatty acids which add to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Beets are another favorite food in the health world and rightfully so. They’re packed with nutrients essential for healthy, glowing skin! Beets work to cleanse the blood and liver of skin harming toxins. They’re rich in iron, potassium, niacin, copper and vitamin C, as well as manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc and folic acid. Beets are so powerful, you don’t need the entire beet in your juice - a portion of it is good enough.
Ginger not only has a powerful taste, it also packs a powerful punch when it comes to boosting your immune system and reducing inflammation (which can then lead to acne). It’s packed with nutrients like magnesium, potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, and anti-aging antioxidants.
This sweet fruit will bring a bright and delicious flavor to any of your juice recipes. Not only that, it will also bring you plenty of antioxidants like Vitamin C for better skin. Always juice pineapples with their core as this is the part that contains the enzyme bromelain which can help breakdown undigested proteins – a possible reason for your skin problems.
Watercress might sound like an ingredient better suited for your salad, but it’s actually a great veggie to help purify your blood and heal unwanted skin conditions. Watercress is high in sulfur and contains almost half the recommended daily intake of vitamin A. It’s also full of anti-aging antioxidants.
This bright citrus fruit is full of skin clearing vitamins like vitamin C, and B vitamins along with citric acid. These essential vitamins help to purify the blood, cleanse the kidneys and help rid the body of unwanted toxins.
Celery might not be one of your top choices for your juice recipes, but it should be. This vegetable is highly cleansing, alkalizing and detoxifying to your body. Celery is also rich in silica, a mineral essential for the maintenance of beautiful skin, hair and nails.
This delicious tropical fruit is full of vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene, and beta-carotene. Papayas also contain digestive enzymes that help to reduce inflammation in the body by breaking down inflammatory foreign proteins.
Article Supplied By: Pure Fiji NZ