Hey Friends! We all know natural foods are good for us. Rich in vitamins and nutrients, they heal our bodies. Yet, we still continue to seek unnatural treatments to make us young and beautiful. In our western culture we hit our late 20’s, early 30’s, and society instantly makes us well aware that we need the best facial cream, acne medication, or botox! (For “preventative” care of course.) We are constantly taught and led to believe that unnatural products work better in providing us with the results we are seeking. Well –NEWS FLASH– Natural foods are beauty!
The body is an amazing machine. Provided with the proper nutrients, the body is self-healing. It’s a smart machine too. It knows what areas to focus all those good vitamins and nutrients in order to keep us alive. For obvious reasons, internal organs are the bodies main priority. However, by eating healthy, exercising, hydrating and taking care of your body, your internal organs are functioning properly. A healthy body will start self-healing and restoring your skin’s appearance by pumping vitamin and nutrients to those beautiful exterior features!
Check out how adding these three teeny tiny greens into your diet will impact your overall appearance:
(also known as “rocket” or “roquette” in French). A spicy green packed full of nutrients that benefit the skin, like vitamin A and C, folic acid, and fiber. Arugula is really high in vitamin A which is known as the anti-acne nutrient. It also helps protect the skin from damaging free radicals. Arugula helps prevent acne, and promote youthful looking skin.
This already popular fatty fruit contains nutrients that are great for healthy skin and hair. Rich in Vitamin A, Avocados removes dead skin cells and helps generate new skin cells, which creates a clear completion and clears out blemishes. The oleic acid content is a fatty acid that helps to prevent dry skin, brittle hair and nails. As good as this fruit may be, you don’t want to go overboard. You should limit your consumption to ½ or 1 small avocado daily.
Popular in many skin care products, for good reason, this herb is perfect for puffy, oily, or wrinkly skin. Not only does it reduce fine lines, puffiness, and acne, but fennel is also antiseptic and diuretic, meaning it can help prevent skin conditions and release excess water from the body. This can be made into a skin toner or face mask to help treat oily skin. Find out how to make an at home face toner with fennel here.
Lesson of the day?! Stop blindly using skin care products full of harmful ingredients. Natural is always better. Start fueling your body with these healthy greens and I guarantee you will start to notice a difference in your overall appearance!
Enhance-Your-Chi-and-Impress-Your-Friends Side Note: Fennel is a symbol of strength and longevity. It was also believed by ancient Greeks to increase one’s courage.