The first step to a beautiful body is always a healthy one. Not only will your system function better, you feel well and confident, exude feeling great and look incredible.
Luckily, you don’t need to look far beyond your pantry for amazing sources of nutrition for your skin.
Raw foods — untouched by heat — hold the maximum potential for you to absorb essential vitamins and minerals. Rich in fiber and higher in water content, raw foods help “sweep up” your digestive system of unwanted toxins.
Eating a diet rich (at least 60%) in raw fruit, vegetables, and nuts is the key to unlocking that elusive glow we are all chasing.
We just need to be a bit more mindful to frequently include these foods in our diet to reap the benefits of clearing your complexion, diminishing wrinkles, and brightening skin tone.
Here are eight beautifying raw foods you can add to your meals daily:
Kale. This dark leafy green rich in antioxidants, vitamin A and K, helps to detox your system and reduce inflammation. The better your digestive system works, the clearer your skin gets.
Avocado. Packed with omega fatty acids, avocado keeps your skin moisturized from the inside out.
Salmon. This is another omega-rich raw food that is good to have on rotation.
Citrus. Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit — load up on citrus fruit to fill up on vitamin C that helps to boost collagen production in your skin.
Berries. Antioxidants in berries fight free radicals that cause aging in skin so throw them into a smoothie, salad, or cereal often.
Carrots are vitamin A and biotin powerhouses that help make the building blocks for new skin cells.
Almonds. High in manganese, almonds not only prevent red, itchy, inflamed skin, they also protect the skin from UV damage.
Fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, yogurt, kefir are delicious ways to promote gut-friendly live bacteria in your microbiome for optimum health, weight loss, and clear skin.
We’ve got a mouth-watering recipe that is perfect for making a beautifying lunch or dinner, and the best part is, it only takes minutes to prep. The savory flavors in this meal are phenomenal and leave you wanting more.
In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients and gently coat the raw salmon and avocado and leave in the refrigerator to marinate for 10-15 minutes. Cool some brown rice or quinoa to room temperature and then top with the salmon and avocado. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and tuck in!
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