Glowing skin is one of the best benefits of having a healthy lifestyle. When you put healthy foods into your body, it starts showing on the outside. Show off your skin to its full potential and beauty, by preparing one of these highly delicious and nutritious summer smoothies…
Beetroot is a rich source of iron, calcium, along with Vitamins A and C. An excellent source of folic acid, fibre, manganese and potassium, beetroots add plenty of colour to your smoothies. Berries are packed full of antioxidants; consider using strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries to get the full punch of their potency.
Antioxidants can feed skin health, and studies show they play a vital role in helping to fight disease. Scientists believe they can help to prevent and repair stress that comes from oxidation. This means they can play a vital role in promoting good cell health. This is one summer smoothie you won’t want to miss if you want to achieve great skin health.
Avocados are an important source of Vitamin E along with monounsaturated fats meaning they are highly beneficial for supporting good health.
Avocados can moisturise and protect the skin, while the antioxidants, carotenoids along with Vitamins C and E can protect against free radical damage.
Lutein in particular can promote water content and sin elasticity, decreasing the destruction of beneficial skin lipids. The body also requires Vitamin C to produce collagen and this is the main structural component of skin that gives it elasticity and firmness. When all these ingredients are combined, it creates one delicious skin boosting summer smoothie.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) has been shown to improve the ability of the epidermis known as the upper-most layer of the skin, helping it to retain moisture, promoting smooth skin while reducing dryness, flakiness and fine lines.
Carrots and oranges are an excellent source of Vitamin C along with numerous vitamins and minerals. The key component in Carrots is beta-carotene that converts to Vitamin A in the body, naturally boosting skin glow. Vitamin A in all its various forms contains retinoids and tretinonin that is already included in many skin products – this may help to reduce skin oiliness.
Ginger has excellent antioxidant properties, containing around 40 antioxidants that can prevent free radical damage and protect against the aging process while improving tone and skin elasticity. Combine in this delicious smoothie for a true skin health boosting drink!
Spinach is packed with antioxidants, protein, fiber along with Vitamins A, C, E, K, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Apples also contain skin-friendly nutrients including Vitamin C and Copper, fiber, and potassium that can make your skin look more radiant.
Combined with carrots, this summer smoothie is a veritable powerhouse of skin boosting nutrition well worth sipping on first thing in the morning to look your best.