5 Beauty Foods for Getting the Glow

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We often think that it’s expensive beauty products and procedures we need in order to have beautiful skin, but it’s actually much easier (and less pricy) to achieve a dewy glow. By eating the right foods and eliminating a few irritants you’ll be glowing just a few days into the New Year!

To get that super healthy “just got back from a tropical vacation” glow, try these beauty foods for one week. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

Cucumber and Hydrating foods

With such a high water content, cucumbers support your body to stay hydrated beyond just drinking your daily H2O. Try adding cucumber to smoothies, using them in salads, or just munching them for a snack. Staying hydrated is number one when it comes to radiance. Eating fruits and vegetables with high water content such as cucumbers, melon, lettuce, peaches, etc. support cell hydration from the inside out.

Lemon

Starting the day with warm lemon water is a very simple effective tool for gently cleansing the liver so your detox pathways are clear.  When your body is properly eliminating toxins, it won’t need to find ways to let them out via breakouts and blackheads. This simple morning routine is one worth adding in today!

Avocado

With nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and healthy fatty acids, Avocados are the ideal food for clear vibrant skin. They contain vitamins E and C which both contribute to a clear complexion. Avocados also have potassium and lecithin which help keep your skin moisturized from the inside out! In case that’s not enough, they tote anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce acne and speed the healing process. Eat up that guacamole…with cucumber sticks, of course.

Cold Pressed Juice

A low glycemic green juice that is all organic and cold-pressed is an amazing way to get an abundance of nutrients into your body quickly, since the fiber is removed it hits your body fast and spreads the nutrients though your blood stream. Cold-pressed juice has up to pounds pounds of produce in a 16-oz. container, that is like Christmas for your skin. Imagine what eating five pounds of produce would look like… That’s right, overwhelming. So, sipping a raw, cold-pressed, organic juice is a wonderful option for powerful skin support.

Chia

Chia seeds are an amazing addition to your morning smoothie! These tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch! Filling you with omega-3s and protein, while helping to keep your body feeling full and hydrated. Want some inspiration? See the super chia smoothie recipe below!

FOODS TO REMOVE

Processed foods

Because of the hidden oils, sugars, and chemicals, processed food is on the no-no list when it comes to glowing skin. The easiest way to avoid these tempting items is to shop the perimeter of the grocery store or your local farmers market.

Dairy

Unfortunately, most dairy has synthetic hormones in it from the cows that produced it. These hormones may affect your body by causing weight gain, breakouts and puffy skin. Skip the dairy! There are so many delicious dairy free options these days, there is no need to be inflamed and puffy!

Sugar

With so many healthy options there is no need for standard table sugar. Try using coconut sugar, monk fruit, stevia, or maple syrup instead. Your skin (and your waistline) will thank you.

GET GLOWING SMOOTHIE

12 ounces young coconut water

1 frozen banana

1 teaspoon Glow Power super vitamin C blend

2 handful fresh spinach

1 tablespoon chia seed

½ cup pineapple

¼ avocado

Pinch pink salt

Blend and enjoy! –Summer Sanders of Local Juicery

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