by: Purple Carrot

What you put into your body is just as important as what you put on your skin! While research into how specific foods impact your health is always deepening, eating more fruits and vegetables is a surefire way to improve your overall well-being. Put the good stuff in and it’ll show on the outside!

Nuts for seeds

Walnuts, flax seeds, and chia seeds contain omega-3 and omega-6 fats, a.k.a. the good kind! These fats are essential for the development of your skin’s natural oil barrier. And trust us, you want a strong barrier, it’ll keep dryness and blemishes at bay. Plus, good fat acids contribute to smooth, youthful skin! Looking for additional sources for omega-3s? Get some soybeans.

Try making Rice Noodles with Miso Walnut Sauce & Charred Green Beans to get a tasty serving of both omega-3 and omega-6 tonight!

So many berries, so little time

Your skin contains about 35 billion skin cells, and there’s nothing more important than taking care of them. So go ahead and gobble up those berries! Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and goji berries are high in antioxidants. They’re one of the tastiest ways to maintain your cell health and slow down (or even prevent) free-radical damage. Kale, spinach, pecans, artichokes, red cabbage, and beans are also excellent sources of antioxidants.

A Spinach Salad with Dried Blueberries & Avocado makes a great lunch and is a solid serving of antioxidants.

Look out for orange

Looking to prevent wrinkles and brown spots? Need to clear up some dried skin? You need vitamin A! Oranges, carrots, and cantaloupes are packed with it. But don’t limit your plate to just orange foods, add leafy greens to your plate, too. They’re another delicious way to get vitamin A.  

This Rainbow Salad with BBQ Tofu & Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette is a bright and cheery meal, and has the vitamin A your skin is looking for!

Go green

Everyone enjoys a sunny day, but the sun can wreak havoc on your skin’s health (you don’t need us to tell you that!). Vitamin C is a great way to reduce and repair some of that damage. It aids in the production of collagen and elastin which will help your skin firm up. Stock your kitchen with kiwis, broccoli, greens, and Brussels sprouts to get more vitamin C in your diet.

This is a green dinner dream! Buddha Bowls with Green Goddess Dressing & Massaged Kale are an absolutely delicious way to get more vitamin C in your diet.

H20 for Healthy Skin

Don’t forget water! Staying hydrated keeps your skin moist, removes toxins from your body, and gives you a healthy glow.

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Keep it health on the inside and out.