“Oh, your skin is glowing,” is always a flattering compliment. One of my favorite testimonies I enjoy hearing from my clients is that people are telling them they are glowing. A healthy and happy radiance is always achievable, and you don’t need pregnancy hormones to achieve it.
I teach from a philosophy that all your bodily systems are interconnected, so it’s important to know what’s going on inside. Hydration is your first step—make sure you’re drinking plenty of purified or spring water. Often you think you are drinking enough water to be hydrated, but your skin tells otherwise (cue flaky/dry/rough textures). If this is the case, consider switching your water sources.
There are so many foods that can help with a lustrous glow; however, there are just as many meals that can wreck your complexion. Remember hydration is the most important factor for that healthy luminosity. Items like greasy fast foods, harmful vegetable oils, and alcohol (to name a few) pull from your hydration bank and ultimately dehydrate you. If you keep these to a minimum and fill your plate with my below list, you will radiate bright and glowing skin.
OK, so technically you drink this, but it provides so many amazing health benefits, including increased absorption of nutrients. Through the colder months or cold/flu season, I drink bone broth at least once a day. Even better, I add turmeric and black pepper to help with inflammation, which can also be a factor in skin issues.
Add this to everything! Garlic has a plethora of medicinal benefits, including being antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral. Our skin often shows if we have an overload of these things. Garlic helps to fend them off.
Or anything orange for that matter: carrots, golden beets, butternut squash, pumpkin, and the list goes on. These foods are commonly known for their high content of vitamin C, but they also contain phytonutrients that have been found to promote the health of epithelial tissues, which are found in our eyes, hair, and skin. They also aid in the formation of collagen. So win-win!
You knew this one was coming, right? Healthy fats, especially those high in omega 3 fatty acids, are the key to healthy skin. They also contribute to the production of collagen. Be sure to know where your fish is coming from though—farm-raised fish can negate many of the health benefits.
Increase these foods in your daily diet, and in just 10 days, you will start seeing and feeling the transformation. Always go one step further when it comes to your skin. We tend to think if it’s on the outside, something on the outside caused it, but that’s usually not the case.
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