Nutrition is very important to our health, regardless of what the season is. However, fall is undeniably a season we need to be prepared for as you may begin to notice some not-so-fun changes in your skin. They might be similar to the symptoms that can arise when winter turns to spring, and when summer is nigh.
While there's nothing you can do about seasonal shifts, our food intake can help us maintain or improve our glow. Worry not, I have found the perfect little resource library to help maintain our skin with some fall favorites. Nutrition & raw food expert David Wolfe who has authored books such as The Beauty Diet, Eating for Beauty and Superfoods has some delish recipes your mouth will be salivating for. You can find vegetarian friendly recipes that include some of these fall veggies and heighten your natural skin care routine this autumn.
This veggie isn’t just for those Thanksgiving dishes topped with melted marshmallow. Abundantly packed with Vitamins A & C, this powerhouse sets a strong foundation for acne prevention from the inside and healing current blemish breakouts.
Load up on your vitamin C with this popular autumn vegetable. Thought to look like a “baby cabbage” brussel sprouts help to firm and smooth the skin. As an adult I have learned so many variations to cooking this little fellow (my favorite being roasted.) The little girl me would hide them in my napkin. I know better now. 😍
How I love me some cauliflower. This cruciferous vegetable can be integrated in so many ways as a substitute for some not so good for us foods. Packed with antioxidants that help with detoxification and phytochemicals which aide in kidney function. Cauliflower is able to help remove toxins from your skin helping to maintain its moisture, prevent acne and have a beautiful glow. That’s not all this superfood can do, it is high in sulforaphane which studies have shown help to battle cancer cells!
Need a quick lunch? Wouldn’t it be grand if you could have something rich in vitamin E and C to support your skin’s moisture barrier? Well you can, whip you up a chard salad, add some of your favorite toppings and dressing you have yourself a skin moisturizing lunch. Did I mention it also has beta-carotene to protect from free radicals?
Rich in beta-carotene squashes are another source to help battle acne and inflammation. Squashes, such as acorn, butternut, zucchini and pumpkin help to normalize oil production resulting in healthy skin.
My sister, mom and I love to go to local farms for open harvest whenever we can. You can’t go wrong if you are picking your Pink Lady from an orchard or the local market-just keep this one stocked. Through high levels of vitamin C and high antioxidants (don’t skin on the peel), apples help to slow down the appearance of aging.
You will certainly want to some of this nutty-flavored snack while you are carving out those Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns. Pumpkin seeds a loaded with zinc, a mineral essential in the development of new skin cells aiding in collagen formation resulting in a youthful glow.
Can we say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? That’s what your gets with the pomegranate fruit! It has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, photoprotective, ellagic acid, anti carcinogenic and vitamin E. Whew! That’s a mouth full. What does this mean for your skin you ask? Those little pomegranate seeds help to produce collagen, keep a pro-youth appearance, prevents collagen breakdown, and protects from free radical damage. In addition to throwing down all this skin-food knowledge on you, we have a bonus recipe just for you in honor of the delicious pomegranate.
Here’s a quick morning recipe that’s been a favorite around my kitchen for years.
1 TBS Almond Butter
1 Banana sliced
2 TBS Pomegranate seeds
1 TBS Hemp seeds
Slice your banana into a bowl, then drizzle your tablespoon of almond butter over the banana. Follow with the pomegranate seeds then 1 table spoon of hemp seeds. Packed with all the skin care goodness of these fall super foods.
This recipe is full of protein & vitamins, filling, nutritious and delicious! It’s perfect to prepare and savor, while you pamper yourself with our GROUND COFFEE + COCOA MASK and stay youthful inside and out this fall!!
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