5 ways to eat for beauty

Eat your way to better skin with this broccoli tahini salad recipe.
Eat your way to better skin.
General by Jenne Claiborne

Clear, youthful and glowing skin is made in the kitchen. If you want to improve the quality of your skin, start with what you put into your body. The foods we eat play a huge role in our health, and many plant-based foods contain must-have nutrients that prevent, reverse and improve unwanted skin conditions. Follow these trusted tips to make sure you are eating for beauty!

Fruits and veggies contain a wide variety of antioxidants that help to protect your skin from acne, fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. Aim for a colorful plate to be sure you’re getting a wide variety of antioxidants.

Avoid refined sugar. If you have a sweet tooth, skip the sugary treats, and opt for fresh fruit, sweet vegetables or desserts sweetened with coconut sugar, dates, maple syrup or stevia.

Anti-inflammatory foods help prevent acne, premature aging and skin redness. Omega-3 Fatty Acids- found in flax seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds- are powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. Ginger, turmeric and cinnamon also prevent inflammation and add a healthy kick to any dish.

The mineral zinc is crucial for proper immune function. It is also helpful for acne sufferers because it helps control the production of oil on the skin, and may help control the hormones that cause acne. Pumpkin seeds are a fantastic plant-based source of zinc.

Drinking plenty of water is very important, but you can also eat hydrating fruits and vegetables for healthy skin. These juicy foods also contain essential antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that contribute to beautiful skin.

Get started on your eating for beauty regime with this Broccoli Tahini Salad recipe.

Also, be sure to try Yoga for Beauty from Rainbeau Mars.

About the Author

Jenne Claiborne

Jenné Claiborne is a health coach, vegan chef and cooking instructor based in New York City. She helps her clients unleash their inner vegan- that vibrant, confident and healthy part of themselves- with delicious, beautiful and nourishing food. On her vegan food blog, Sweet Potato Soul, she shares delicious healthy recipes inspired by her Southern upbringing and world travels. She also has a vegan cooking show on Youtube. Follow Jenné on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Pinterest.

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