We all want clearer skin right? Having clear skin is not only a sign of good health, but also makes us look younger. The cosmetic industry is worth millions because both men and women are desperate to look younger, but did you know that diet has a huge impact on the condition of our skin? Eating the right food and getting enough sleep are the biggest factors for clear, young looking skin, so if you get this right you don’t have to spend a fortune on face creams and moisturisers.
But, this being the modern age we all want to cut corners and usually prepping and cooking good food is a bit too far down our list of priorities. But there is a cheat mode, and that cheat mode is called… juicing.
Juicing has gained massively in popularity over the last decade and it’s a quick and easy way to get nutrients into your body. It has to be said that in no way should juicing replace a healthy diet, but it’s a great way to supplement a diet. Simply stock up on the best ingredients and within seconds you can have a healthy drink that provides all the nutrients you need for clear young looking skin.
But, what are the best ingredients I hear you ask? Fortunately the guys at Health Debate have put together the top 10 ingredients that’ll give your skin the best chance to flourish. So, without delay, let’s jump right in:
It’s been well known for years the benefits that carrot provide for eyesight, but did you know they can be excellent for your skin? Carrots are stacked with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and are a tasty way to stay topped up with the nutrients you need for healthy skin.
Celery is famous for being one of those foods that actually require more calories to eat than they contain. On top of this celery is a cleansing food and it’s alkaline content helps to detoxify your body. Celery also contains silica which is particularly good for skin, hair and nails.
If you’re juicing then you may prefer something sweet to drink. Pineapple is the perfect fruit as it’s not only extremely tasty, it’s also a rich source of vitamin C which is really good for your skin. The core of the pineapple contains bromelain which is excellent for breaking down undigested proteins which is one of the causes of skin problems.
Beets have gain in popularity over the last few years and is a trendy vegetable that has a wealth of benefits. Beet juice is particular good for regenerating liver damage, and the liver is a key part to helping the body function correctly which is all reflected in the skin. So if you want healthy looking skin, you need a healthy liver and beet vegetables are a great way to help.
kale is another super food that’s been heralded in the media of late. Kale is packed with minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients and has a wealth of health benefits all which go towards perfect looking skins.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so they say, and there’s a lot of truth in this maxim. Apples are stacked with antioxidant flavonoids such as quercetin, kaempferol and myricetin and are extremely healthy. Load up your juicer with apples every day and you’ll have great looking healthy skin in no time.
Papaya isn’t one of the first fruits that come to mind when looking at clear skin, but it’s packed with vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene, beta-carotene and other minerals and micronutrients. If you want soft, healthy looking skin then consider a regular diet of papaya juice.
Yes, you may wince at how sharp lemon is, but it has many health benefits including assisting digestion and detoxification. Lemons also provide alkalizing minerals and vitamin C so will help your liver produce more bile to digest fats. This all has excellent benefits for the look and appearance of your skin.
Tomatoes are rich in antioxidant lycopene which is excellent for healthy skin. Tomato juice has many benefits including helping your skin fight against UV damage. So if you’re sun worshipping in the summer months you may want to consider topping up your diet with tomato juice.
Another refreshing juice for the summer months is cucumber. Cucumber contains hydrating, cooling and alkalizing properties excellent for eliminating toxins. It’s also high in silica which is particularly good for skin, hair and nails.
So, there you have it. If you want younger, healthier looking skin then an easy way to help is by adding juices to your diet. Bag yourself a selection of the above and see which you prefer to add into your diet. All these ingredients have excellent health benefits so it’s just a matter of taste which you prefer. It’s always a good idea to mix and match because sticking to one food can be boring and as they say variety is the spice of life!
What ingredients do you use in your juice regime? have you any tips for healthier looking skin? Drop us a line in the comments below, we’d love to hear about it!