You do know that healthy, green veggies are much better than a burger and fries, followed by dollop of ice cream. But sometimes we need a little extra motivation in the green direction, besides just knowing that it is good or “better for you”.
Here are some of the kick-ass benefits of loading your daily diet with lots and lots of green!
Glowing, dewy, luminous, radiant…..skin
It NEVER goes out of style. But what you eat is as or even more important than the products and skincare routine you embrace. Foods get digested and broken down into vitamins, minerals and amino acids that your body can use to build healthy skin. If you crash diet or eat highly processed foods, your skin won’t be as strong and supple as it could be. For example, if you don’t eat enough protein, you are depriving your skin of the amino acids that go into making collagen and elastic tissue – needed to make skin strong and supple!
Let’s look at some of the best green light GO foods!
Technically a fruit, delicious Avo is is rich in vitamins C, E, as well as vitamin K. Vitamin C is responsible for helping our body produce collagen, which keeps skin firm, wrinkle-resistant, and youthful looking. Avocados are a potent anti-inflammatory, so for someone suffering from problem skin, they can help reduce the inflammation of a blemish to bring it down faster.
Great in smoothies or as a salad base. So what’s the deal with kale? It packs a great punch as nature’s multivitamin – high in vitamins A and collagen-producing vitamin C. It’s been suggested in research that retinol, which is a derivative of Vitamin A, is an ingredient that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Kale is rich in fiber, which promotes digestion and in turn glowing skin, and chlorophyll, a detoxifying antioxidant. Bring it on, the greener, the better!
Arugula contains high levels of sulphur, which sounds a bit smelly, but is the third most abundant mineral in the body in supporting the production of skin-savior collagen. A good way to tell if you’re picking a nutrient-rich leaf? The darker the green, the better, as that is an indicator it contains more nutrients.
A green discussion would not be complete without a nod at spinach! Rich in Vitamin A, it also has high levels of iron – important for healthy hair, skin, and nails.
And it’s not just the greens that our skin, hair and body need – it’s the vibrant palette of nature that will bring out the very best in you, naturally!
So, now that I have told you WHY you need to eat your greens girls, I’m busy preparing the lowdown for you on the best cleansing process for your skin. Clean on the inside, clean on the outside, sounds radiantly beautiful to me…