Eat for beauty!
Our body handles a lot of stress daily. Be it from the food we eat, the air we breath, medications we take, normal waste product from cellular functions, or from the products we apply to our skin daily. The process of the body “dealing with” the damage produces toxic waste called free radicals. In order to keep our organ systems healthy, our body must neutralize the free radicals.
Our largest organ system is our skin. It is the organ where we actually physically SEE the damage of these free radicals. Fine lines, wrinkles, saggy skin, age spots, acne – all things you can blame, in part, on free radicals.
You see, free radicals reduce the body’s ability to make collagen, which results in the wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin. Antioxidants can increase the body’s production of collagen.
Age spots appear when over-exposure to sun leads to melanin to clump together and forms spots on the skin. Antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, has been shown to reduce melanin pigmentation in the age spots, thereby improving the appearance of your skin.
Acne is caused when your pores get clogged with excess toxins and oils. Antioxidants can get into the pores for a “deep clean” and help regulate the overproduction of oils that clog the pores in the first place.
Healthy skin doesn’t come from an over-priced tiny bottle of potion. It comes from feeding our body exactly what it needs so the body can do the job it is intended to do. That ensures you will be healthy and thriving and looking good at every age!
Drinking this delicious smoothie is a much cheaper and a MUCH more tasty way to ensure great skin.
When I make this, I usually make a big batch and share with my kids. You can always reduce amounts to make a smaller one for a single serving.
2 cups frozen mixed berries
4 cups fresh squeezed OJ
- Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth!