Juice Your Way to Beautiful Skin!
Focusing on the inside of your skin is just as important as focusing on the outside. Skin is the body’s largest organ, so if your inner organs are exposed to any toxicity, it can potentially show on your skin. Juicing, extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables, is one way to help us acquire proper amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants necessary for ultimate health and nutrition. If you find it difficult to get your recommended servings of fruits and vegetables, juicing is arguably one of the quickest and tastiest ways to consume your daily five!
When preparing power-packed, fresh juice, start the base with green vegetables such as cucumbers, parsley, wheatgrass, and romaine lettuce. These greens provide a valuable source of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes. The silica in cucumbers fortifies the connective tissues in your skin and can help to improve skin elasticity. The chlorophyll, vitamin C, iron, and folic acid in parsley provide skin with a boost of vital nutrients, while high amounts of antioxidants in wheatgrass can reduce the toxicity in skin cells and combat free radicals.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, carrots are a wonderful addition to sugarcoat the veggie flavor! Carrots contain a high concentration of Vitamin A, essential for optimal skin health. They also contain potassium, essential for neutralizing excess acids and flushing toxins. The nutrients found in carrots have the ability to repair damaged skin tissue, giving them the title of skin “healers”.
As healthy as vegetable juices can be, some of us like more variety and taste in our juice. Adding fruits to any of your vegetable juices is a great way to boost taste and nutritional value. Oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits are loaded with Vitamin C, which can help to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture. For something a but more adventurous, pomegranates are packed with antioxidants that help fight free radicals.
While we hear a lot of talk about taking care of your skin from the outside, the time has come to take the same approach from the inside. Your skin is a reflection of your underlying health. What you put into your body affects not only how you look, but also how you feel and function. So get out your juicer, and start juicing your way to beautiful skin, inside and out!