If you need more reasons to eat more fruits and vegetables, just think about the amount of money you can save from buying skin care products, cosmetics and plastic surgery by just following a whole food diet. Instead of going on a quest searching for the fountain of youth its recommended to take a full spoon of flax-seed oil everyday.
According to some studies published by the American College of Nutrition, people that ate diets rich in fruit and vegetables, nuts, olive oil, were less likely to have skin cancer, skin damage and wrinkles. One important factor for greet skin is to have a good source of monounsaturated fats such as Omega-3 and the proper antioxidant founding a diet full of:
Oils such as olive oil are monounsaturated and work by breaking up fatty acids in the skin, which can lead to the skin aging. In addition it’s recommended to drink plenty of water to preserve a healthy skin, to help flush out toxins and waste products form the body.
If you want to improve the skin around your face, try drinking freshly orange and spinach juices. And instead of Oil Olay, grab some olive oil.
Many books and specially “Juice Fasting and Detoxification” by Steve Meyerowitz recommend juicing cucumber for a healthier skin and hair. Cucumber is characterized for its high Silica content; silica is an important mineral for skin elasticity, and connective tissue. When juicing cucumbers its recommended to juice with the peel as most of the silica content is found in the peel. From cucumbers have been shown to have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
To have a great skin at all times it’s also recommended to juice carrots. Carrots are high in Vitamin A, an essential nutrient to develop and maintain skin cells; because carrots are high in antioxidant they play a key role in preventing skin damage. To add some flavor and more antioxidant to your juices you can add blueberries and raspberries.