There's a surplus of conflicting information regarding which "miracle" skin products you should try next, but what you put into your body may be just as important as the lotions, masks, and creams you put on it. Certain foods, like avocados, matcha, and coconut oil, provide skin health boosting properties from the inside out.
Nutritional Matcha Latte
Photo and Recipe by @nutsandblueberries
Matcha green tea is up to ten times more nutritionally dense than regular green tea, containing a wealth of free radical-fighting antioxidants that aid in the prevention of skin aging. This easy-to-make Matcha Latte packs a large nutritional punch and is a perfect caffeinated alternative for those trying to reduce their coffee intake.
Superfood Fudge Bites
Photo and Recipe by @realglutenfreemeals
By now, you've probably read about some of the incredible, multi-purpose health benefits of coconut oil. Coconut oil has become a popular, all-natural skin moisturizer, but ingesting coconut oil can be equally beneficial for your skin. Cacao, the raw form of chocolate, is also a skin-saver. These Superfood Fudge Bites are made with coconut oil and plenty of other nutritious ingredients that make for a decadent, healthy dessert. You can also incorporate coconut oil into your diet by replacing it with other oils typically used for frying, sautéing, and roasting.
Kale Salad with Green Apple, Avocado, and Lemony Coconut Dressing
Photo and Recipe by @wellandfull
Avocados are rich in healthy fatty acids and vitamin E, both of which are excellent for glowing skin. (Avocado also works wonderfully when applied topically in a face mask like this one!) We love this vibrant green avocado salad with vitamin K-rich kale, and fiber-dense chia seeds.
Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie
Photo and Recipe by @unsweetened.caroline
Spirulina is a chlorophyll-dense, antioxidant-filled blue-green algae that strengthens immunity and skin health. (Plus, it makes for a gorgeous smoothie, like this one!) Spirulina can be consumed in pill or powder form, but we suggest incorporating it in small doses into your daily smoothie. Just a small amount goes a long way!
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia
Photo and Recipe by @ambitiouskitchen
Another reason to eat pumpkin (as if you need one)! Pumpkin is packed with vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, which promotes healthy skin, hair, and vision. This nutritious breakfast is packed with healthy carbs, fiber and nutrients that are sure to get your day off to a good start, while simultaneously nourishing your skin.
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