Our motto is “change starts within and radiates throughout”. This is especially true when it comes to our skin. Everything we eat has an effect directly or indirectly on our skin. So what can we do? Eating these 3 alkaline foods for healthy glowing skin.
Our skin is our biggest organ. Did you know that it functions as our third kidney? This means it filters a lot of toxins. When you start having skin issues you definitely want to take that as a warning that something on the inside is not functioning right, and it’s most probably due to the foods you eat.
A clear example of how the inside affects our skin is during women’s time of the month. We often tend to get pimples around our chin for example. This means that our hormones are playing up. Another example is when you get pimples on your forehead, cheeks or nose, often after eating something greasy.
But also the way our skin handles the sun from the outside can be supported from the inside with the right foods.
Here is our top 3 of alkaline foods for healthy glowing skin.
Dark leafy greens
We know that we say it a lot, and it’s also why we’re called Cups of Green, but green is the way to go for that beautiful glow. Leafy greens contain a lot of anti-oxidants that help your body in fighting free radicals. These free radicals impact the skin negatively so you definitely want your body to get rid of those. Leafy greens are also a great detoxify, helping to detox the body and therefore it helps keeping your skin clear.
Moreover leafy greens contain chlorophyll; the green in plants. This magic natural green colour could also be seen as converted sunlight. Eating lots of greens helps protect your skin from the inside against the sun. And on top of it chlorophyll also helps with a faster regeneration of cells. So it’s the way to go to keep those pimples and wrinkles at bay.
Carrots and sweet potatoes
Want that sun kissed look? Add some more beta-carotene to your plate. Where the green protects your skin from the inside against the sun, the orange in carrots and sweet potatoes will help your skin naturally tan from the inside out. So how great is it that in the winter time there are more orange veggies available! Hello winter glow!
Our body also converts the beta-carotene into vitamin A or retinol. Feeding your skin vitamin A helps it get rid of dead skin cells and boosting healthy skin cell production. This is definitely key to getting that beautiful glow.
We never need a reason to eat avocados. But whenever we find another reason than only their absolute deliciousness, it makes it so much more addictive.
Avocados are high in healthy fats. These fats keep the skin moist and supple. Also the anti-oxidants in avocados protect your skin against damaging UV rays that can cause preliminary ageing of the skin amongst others. Avocados are also a good source of vitamin E. This vitamin is important for fighting oxidative damage.
We like to use pure avocado oil on our skin too, to keep it supple, and to naturally protect it from the sun. So we make use of the benefits of avocados from the inside out and the outside in.
The small list above makes it clear that adding more veggies and fruits to your diet is good for the skin. It’s the only way to get the antioxidants into the body to aid in the strengthening and rejuvenation of the skin. So stock up and get glowing.