Mums, Get Your Skin Glowing with Pure, Natural Goodness

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Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it can also be the most difficult! When it comes to healthy-looking skin, what you put in your body matters more than what you put on it. With the right mix of natural foods and drinks in your diet, you can get closer to achieving a smoother, clearer complexion. The benefits don’t stop there – nutrients found in these foods and drinks will also help you maintain stronger bones and teeth and assist in growth and development. If you are looking to improve not only your skin but your overall health as well – here’s how you do it.

H2O of course

Want to know the quickest, cheapest way to healthy, radiant skin? The secret is to stay hydrated. Water aids in digestion, blood circulation and it helps to absorb nutrients, while also helping to flush out toxins from the body. It may sound like a lot, but drinking up to 8 glasses of water a day will help replenish and revitalise your body each day. Try and drink two big glasses of water when you get up in the morning to get into the right routine. Also remember to keep a bottle of water with you at all times for when you’re craving your favourite coffee or cola.

Leafy greens

Dark leafy vegetables are possibly one of the most concentrated sources of nutrition you can get. They hold a rich array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help flush out toxins, while strengthening and protecting the skins’ body tissue. Leafy greens also contain beta-carotene, which is known for its wonderful ability to repair and renew the skin.

Like the sound of this? Try increasing your leafy greens with sides of broccoli, spinach, kale or lettuce with each meal. Remember, the darker the green, the better for you!

Berries

Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, and lesser known acai and goji berries, are amazing food sources for those wanting to maintain clear, healthy looking skin. Berries are thought to be important because they help to produce collagen; the protein that helps keep your skin smooth and soft. It’s also believed that the antioxidants in berries helps to repair damage from sun exposure and the pollution that we come in contact with each day.

Try having a small handful of berries as a snack after dinner, or even better, try making these delicious blueberry and oat muffins to get your berry fix!

Milk

Whether it be a morning latté, post-gym smoothie, or low-fat yoghurt, milk is and will always be one of the world’s most natural food sources available. While we know that calcium is essential for growing strong bones and teeth, it can also help strengthen your skin and eyes, and promotes new skin cell development. Protein, also a key nutrient in milk, boosts collagen production for smoother, more elastic skin. It’s no wonder legendary queen of Egypt; Cleopatra, was known to take daily milk baths in order to keep her skin youthful, brighter and smoother.

Try getting more milk in your diet today with this delicious avocado and banana smoothie!

With the pollution, sun, and unhealthy foods faced each day, maintaining and protecting your skin is essential. It begins with working from the inside-out. With just a few small changes throughout moments of the day, like drinking a big glass of water before your morning coffee, choosing a side of greens instead of fries or starting the morning right with berry smoothie, you can greatly impact the look and feel of your skin over time. Start eating your way to healthier skin today!

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