Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. I love getting together with my whole family and celebrating over a table full of delicious food. But since skin health is of importance to me, I wanted to present a new take on Thanksgiving and how it can benefit your skin. Instead of feeling guilty about indulging during Thanksgiving, let’s look at how some staple Thanksgiving foods will help your skin glow!
Turkey is king on Thanksgiving (at least for my meat eaters out there!) Turkey is super low in carbohydrates, high in protein. Protein benefits your skin in that is prevents aging by generating healthy skin cells. And better yet, the dark meat is high in zinc and riboflavin.
Pumpkin is super rich in natural enzymes that support your digestion and break down toxins. This is because they are high in beta carotene. Carotenoids, including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and Vitamin A helps your skin fight free radical damage (Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging. Free radicals are linked to aging and a host of diseases), which prevents aging, skin cancer and keeps your skin very hydrated.
Cranberries are high in antioxidants, which fight inflammation. They’re also full of Vitamin C and Fiber. If you can, toss out the canned cranberries and opt for fresh ones. These tart little berries should stay high on your beauty list for Thanksgiving.
Eggs are rich in antioxidants and protein that support the elasticity of your skin and also help firm and repair your skin. And bonus –– eggs make your hair stronger and shinier! So don’t shy away from the deviled eggs this year.
Green String Beans
Eat your greens! These veggies are antioxidant rich and high in Vitamin C, so like pumpkin, fight free radicals.
Sweet potatoes are chock full of Vitamin A. Not only do they live up to their name and taste delicious, but hey also promote new skin cell growth, which means you can get your healthy glowing skin on by reaching for these at the dinner table.
Walnuts and Pecans
Walnuts and pecans are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, pecans are high in antioxidants including Vitamin A and Vitamin E, which fight harmful free radicals. These two nuts will come to bat for you and fight to prevent fine lines and wrinkles!
Yes, even red wine can benefit your skin! But don’t overindulge (especially at the family table at Thanksgiving!) Red wine is great for you skin because Polyphenols in grapes are rich in antioxidants.
So there you have it – Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a guilt trip. Just make sure if any of these 8 foods are at the table, you grab a nice serving.
And if your skin needs a little extra support, remember that I am offering the following specials until December 20th, 2020:
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Happy Thanksgiving! – Sarah