These ten raw foods not only make you feel great, but give you amazingly glow-y skin. Whether you add them to smoothies or juices, these items need to be part of your diet every single day. The Victoria’s Secret models all attribute raw foods to their gorgeous complexions, as well as their overall energy and happiness. Here are the ten foods that will give you that VS Angel’s radiant glow without even trying.
KALE ~ Kale contains carotenoids, which are super-rich in antioxidants. Dark leafy greens are fabulous for a clean healthy liver, which then gives you clear radiant skin. Adding kale to your meals will ensure you have great skin in no time.
NUTS ~ Nuts are full of vitamins B and E. These vitamins fight free radicals and also help with stress and wrinkles. And nuts also contain essential omega-3 fatty acids, which keep the skin looking young and hydrated. Yum!
CITRUS FRUITS ~ Citrus fruits are super-high in vitamin C, which keeps the skin’s collagen levels amazingly high. A daily dose of vitamin C means less fine lines and wrinkles. Love that.
CARROTS ~ Carrots have a ton of vitamin A and biotin, which are vital for radiant skin, strong nails, and shiny hair. Carrots are also packed with anti-oxidants, which facilitate collagen production and healthy skin cells. Too easy.
SPINACH LEAVES ~ Spinach is full of anti-aging properties and vitamins A, C, and K, which not only keep the skin hydrated, but also help fade hyper-pigmentation and sun spots.
RED and YELLOW CAPSICUM ~ This vegetable is stacked with carotenoids and vitamin C. These properties soothe any inflammation of the skin, stimulate collagen production and minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
BERRIES ~ Berries are so versatile. They are packed with anti-oxidants, which are essential for protecting your skin from the aging process. Berries also build up those all-important collagen cells and they taste amazing as well. Gotta love that!
BEETS ~ Did you know that beets are full of amazing cleansing properties? Here are the deets on beets. They contain anthocyanins, which are the most powerful antioxidants out there. They prevent free radical damage and help fight cancer and aging. And finally, beets also clear your skin of impurities, which means a more radiant glowing complexion. Who knew!
APPLES ~ Apples contain polyphenols, which is a natural sunscreen. So simple. So easy.
ALMOND MILK ~ Almond milk is rich in copper, which produces lots of collagen. It also protects the skin from sun damage, and helps with pigmentation.
Here’s to a brighter, more radiant complexion!
Guest Author: Elle is the brain and beauty behind the addicting Impossibly Blonde.