Beauty begins from within, meaning the foods you eat can either make you glow like the radiant woman you are or drown in dullsville! No longer do you need fancy, overpriced creams, cleansers, or serums to nourish beautiful skin. While genetics, the environment and other lifestyle choices play a role in your appearance, don’t underestimate the power of the foods in your kitchen when it comes to complexion perfection.
Hydrating coconut water rounds out this flavorful Blast of kale and antioxidant-rich berries. Add in some silken tofu to lend a delightful creamy texture, but also boost your protein, the building blocks necessary for silky hair, wrinkle-free skin and strong nails.
David Wolfe says, “The beauty of our hair, skin and nails depends on how mineralized we are.” Deficiencies in minerals like zinc and selenium have been linked to acne. Lucky for us, cacao is one of the most antioxidant and mineral-rich superfoods around. Pair it with some sweet goji berries and healthy fats found in almonds for the ultimate dessert-like beauty tonic.
Chronic stress is the number one contributor to aging. Calm your mind and relax with this Lemon Lavender Blast in hand. Lavender has been shown to help reduce anxiety. In addition, those struggling with insomnia may spritz this delightful aroma on their pillow before falling asleep. Blast your way to pure bliss.
Chia seeds rock with their omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber. These three nutrients promote strength, radiance and a glowing complexion. Omega-3s are known to be powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients – bye-bye dark puffy under eyes! Fiber helps rid our bodies of toxins and the building blocks of protein, amino acids, pull together to form those long, strong, luscious locks of hair. And did I mention…chocolate?!
Free radicals don’t stand a chance against blueberries, one of the most commonly consumed antioxidant-abundant superfoods. Less oxidative stress means fewer signs of aging. What I love best about blueberries is their sweet taste that comes without a ton of added sugar. Blueberries carry a low glycemic index, meaning they don’t spike your blood sugar. Managing blood sugar levels ensures proper blood circulation, allowing nutrients to flow freely throughout the body to keep you looking and feeling your best.
Pumpkin shouldn’t be overlooked until Thanksgiving! Pureed pumpkin is a delicious, convenient source of beautifying beta-carotene. This carotenoid is converted to vitamin A in the body and is involved in the growth and repair of damaged tissues, including skin cells. It may also act as an added protector from harmful UV rays. Mix in coconut, nature’s most versatile food (seriously, what can’t you do with coconut oil?) and some curry, a spice containing turmeric, known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
These two tropical favorites not only contain digestive enzymes, but the natural bromelain found in pineapple may help reduce inflammation. Proper digestion and keeping the flame tamed are two key elements that help radiate beauty from within.
Green tea conjures up images of a serene spa with soothing music and pleasant aromas. Recreate that spa experience at home with this antioxidant-abundant Blast. Green tea is the best food source of catechins, antioxidants more powerful than vitamins C and E in reducing oxidative damage to cells. Plus, green tea has shown to provide other disease-fighting properties as well. It’s a win-win.