Have you noticed that eating certain foods causes your face to swell, break out or get blotchy and red? This isn’t anything out of the norm. The truth is, what you eat has a *huge* effect on your skin’s appearance and feel. The good news? It’s not too late to reverse the damage you may have caused. Since a small change in diet can go a long way, Tri Valley Health & Aesthetics curated a list of the best foods to add to your meal plan—for the sake of your skin!
LOCK IN MOISTURE WITH NUTS AND SEEDS
Adding nuts and seeds to your meals is easier than you’d think! Sprinkle them on a salad or a veggie stir-fry—if you’re not a fan, you’ll barely notice they’re there. Nuts and seeds contain essential fatty acids, which literally serve as a natural moisturizer for your skin! They’re also high in vitamin E, which supports healthy skin growth and protects us from cell damage. Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower seeds are just a few of the many nuts that help keep your skin moisturized. Brazil nuts are another great addition because they contain selenium, an antioxidant mineral. Selenium is great for your immune system, and can help prevent skin cancer. The benefits are endless!
REVERSE SUN DAMAGE WITH FRUITS
There’s a never-ending list of fruits that are great for your skin, but there are a few in particular that have *amazing* benefits. Pomegranates are known for being crazy high in antioxidants, which do wonders for skin! Eating fresh pomegranate or a glass of its juice can help regulate blood flow, giving your skin a fresh and rosy appearance. Strawberries contain a large amount of vitamin C—even more than your favorite citrus fruits. Vitamin C aids in reversing sun damage and blemishes, as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Like nuts and seeds, they also contain a good amount of vitamin E. Blueberries, kiwis and oranges have similar benefits, and they’re a refreshing addition to your diet. Let’s be honest—who doesn’t love a fruit salad?
VEGGIES THAT PROMOTE HEALTHY COMPLEXION
The key with vegetables is making sure you’re eating a colorful assortment. Try your best to get in greens, oranges and yellows on a daily basis! One of the best orange veggies to snack on are carrots—loaded with vitamin A to prevent a dry complexion. Another, which may not be as easy to add to your diet, is pumpkin. Pumpkin is hydrating and full of vitamin C, E and A. Adding this to a meal can help fight wrinkles and cleanse your skin! Peppers of any color are a great addition, and like pumpkin, can keep you wrinkle-free. Energy-boosting greens like kale, spinach, and broccoli have similar benefits, aiding in cell growth and a healthy complexion. Veggies are easy to throw in your lunch or dinner, and when it comes to serving sizes—the more, the better!
TRI VALLEY PLANT-BASED NUTRITION
Transitioning to a healthier diet can seem impossible at times—even when you’re aware of all the benefits! Tri Valley specializes in plant-based nutrition, and can help you achieve your wellness goals. A plant-based diet focuses on unrefined and whole or minimally refined plants such as vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains. Committing to a plant-based diet can help you fix existing skin conditions, lose weight and even save money. Visit our contact page or call 925.484.5483 to make a lifestyle change and become a healthier version of you!