SUPER FOODS FOR GORGEOUS SKIN
It’s no secret that we are all about helping people achieve their optimal health and wellness through natural, holistic practices. When it comes to skincare, we do everything we can to provide patients with options that will leave them feeling good and looking great. From microcurrent facial toning to acupuncture facial rejuvenation, our holistic skincare services will provide you with healthy, rejuvenated, and glowing skin. However, there are also a few things you can do on your own to help your skin. Just because you don’t currently have a skincare treatment scheduled at Denver Holistic Medicine doesn’t mean you should be slacking when it comes to giving your skin a boost. In fact, one of the keys to clear, radiant skin can be found in your crisper drawer and fruit basket. That’s right, there are numerous ‘superfoods’ that will do wonders for your skin and should be incorporated into your daily diet in order to keep your skin healthy and beautiful in-between treatments at our Denver skincare clinic.
Now, let’s take a look at these important superfoods – some of which may surprise you:
- Bell Peppers
Not only do bell peppers come in a plethora of colors – red, green, yellow, and orange – that will help brighten up your dinner, but they are packed full of amazing nutrients. Brimming with vitamin C, they help boost collagen production, which is essential for healthy skin.
In recent years the benefits of blueberries has become popularized, and for good reason. Ranked number one in antioxidant activity by the U.S. Department of Agriculture compared to 40 other fruits and vegetables, blueberries are a girl’s best friend. In fact, the antioxidants in blueberries work to protect you from premature aging, so be sure and pick up a pint or two next time you are at the grocery store.
Not only is this leafy green rich in nutrients and antioxidants, but it is full of lutein, which works to keep your eyes healthy and sparkling. Furthermore, spinach is a good source of vitamins B, C, and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. All these things add up to an incredible super food that is sure to leave your skin – and body in general – feeling good and looking great.
Many people do not realize this, but tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. And as a quick note, lycopene in tomatoes is much more easily absorbed by your body when it is cooked or processed, which is something to keep in mind next time you plan on incorporating tomatoes into a meal.
Kiwis can be an intimidating fruit, especially if you have never tried to peel one yourself before. However, the awkwardness will be worth it, as these small, brown, fuzzy fruits are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, both of which work to keep your skin firm, prevent wrinkles, and promote healthy bones and teeth. And as a bonus? The antioxidants in kiwis work to protect you from cancer and heart disease.
- Sweet Potatoes
While many people associate this important super food with Thanksgiving, it should be incorporated into your diet way more often than that. Sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that fights aging. Whether you like them mashed or cut up and roasted with your favorite herbs, sweet potatoes should become a staple in your diet in order to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.
These super foods are a great way to promote healthy skin and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated on a daily basis. In addition to picking up these skin-loving super foods at your local grocery store or farmer’s market, be sure and come in and see us for one of our natural skincare services.