Five Fall Foods That Will Help Your Skin

PumpkinWhether your skin has suffered from a little too much sun or is starting to dry out due to the wind and you blasting your heater, we have the cure for you. Unlike all the magic lotions and potions on the drugstore shelves, you will actually enjoy this treatment and prevention of poor skin. Let’s just say, it is quite delicious!

Add these yummy fall foods to your diet, and you will be on your way to better looking skin. These in-season fruits and vegetables can help restore suppleness to your skin and repair the damage caused by the sun and pollution.

Pumpkin: Pumpkin has high levels of vitamin A, which is a derivative of the popular skin care treatment, retinol. Vitamin A in its natural form has plenty of skin benefits, such as exfoliation, sun damage reversal, and it improves texture, tone, and pigmentation problems. You can enjoy the skin benefits from pumpkin by adding it to your diet or using pureed pumpkin in a facemask. However, pumpkin spice lattes are not the way to go when it comes to adding more pumpkin to your diet.

Yams: Yams are a popular Thanksgiving side dish, and now we have a good reason not to pass it up. Yams have both anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, making them a win for your health and skin.

Beets: Beets are not everyone’s favorite vegetable, but they could be the secret to getting a little extra glow this fall. Adding beets to your diet could stimulate the lymphatic system, allowing waste to be removed from your cells. Beets also brighten the skin because they help increase oxygen to the blood. Try sneaking beet juice into a smoothie or adding roasted beets on a salad.

Cranberries: If the first thing that popped into your mind when you thought cranberries were the canned variety, then you need to get more in touch with this tangy fruit. Cranberries are great for their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. You can try adding pure cranberry juice to your diet (forget beverages made with artificial juice or ones made with sugar) or you can look for skin care products that have cranberry extract in them.

Pomegranate: Pomegranates are tasty by themselves or sprinkled on salads. They help reduce acne, sun damage, and fine lines.

Try adding some of these fall superstars to your diet for improved skin quality. In fact, enjoying a whole food, plant-based diet is the sure way to have the best skin. Stay away from too much sugar and processed foods, which can cause inflammation and dull your skin.

 

Remember to always consult your chiropractor or physician before taking any health advice.

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