After the wintery winter and all of the overeating at home, here comes the spring and the feeling of inflammation. And because of that, we should start the spring cleaning in our fridge. There’s always a sense of optimism when the signs of spring emerge – it’s like nature’s reward after the hardships of a long winter. Days lengthen, there’s more sunlight and feeling of optimism.
Because the weather changes, spring can bring irritation, inflammation and breakouts to the skin. Skin can look dull and dry after the revages of winter. For speeding up my skin’s recovery, I exfoliate and opt for replenishing and purifying masks.
So this is my skins routine. But what about the summer body? Starting in the spring gives you time to ramp up your exercise routine gradually. This also increases circulation in the body helping to clear out any toxins left over from winter. It’s best to avoid richer foods like red meat and dairy, and replace them with green vegetables and leaves, along with lighter proteins.
What to eat and drink then?:
- ALMOND MILK
Almond milk is packed with nutrients that work harder for your skin than dairy does. Low in fat but high in energy-giving protein and fatty acids. It also contains calcium, which most people think they have to get from cow’s milk, along with numerous other minerals and vitamins. This is nutrionaly so much better for the skin, as it not only avoids all the acne-causing inflammation, but actually works to feed the skins as you drink it.
This delicious vegetable is rich in vitamins and minerals, which makes it excellent for the skin and health in general. It’s known to help keep skin clear and youthful-looking, hair and nails strong and the brain funcioning properly to promote mental agility. Asparagus make a great choice for anyone trying to lose weight, as it keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
Aubergines contain flavonoids whole antioxidant properties help counteract the signs of ageing. The flavonoid – nasunin – works to protect skin cells form damage, transports nutrients like iron around the body while also working to eliminate toxins from the system. It’s importat to eat the skin of aubergine because that’s where the nutrients that help to improe blood circulation are stored.
Beetroot is the one which boosts the functions of the liver and liver is vital for the health of the skin. And sometimes when you overestimate the night out drinking, the beetroot helps to reduce congestion and inflammation.
Do you take collagen every evening? I do and I will try to eat more of beetroot because it support collagen production.
Like most herbs, coriander is useful in regulating blood sugar and it’s rich in antioxidants. Coriander treats skin with its free-radical-destroying properties, which work to brighten and target signs of ageing. And that’s what we are looking for, right? 🙂
- LEAFY GREENS
Leafy greens, especially dark leafy greens like chard, rocket, kale and spinach are bigger heroes than any skincare creams. They contain vitamin A, which treats the acne by limiting the production of sebum. Vitamin E protects the skin from free-radical damage. It has more benefits like beta-carotene, folate, biotin. If you don’t understand what I’m talking about, then just imagine feeding your skin a good stuff and you will not have to buy expensive creams later.
- PEARL BARLEY
To be honest, I am not a big fan of pearl barley but I am finding my way to be best friends. It contains all nine amino acids, B-complex vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, pottasium and zinc. It also protects against UV damage and may help to reverse existing damage.
This magic fruit is packe with a huge amount of vitamin C which stimulate collagen in the body, which keeps the skin taut, radiant and young. If you’re having a problem with acnes, then pomegranate is the best choice to treat it.
This perfect snack is low-cal, gluten-free wholegrain and full of nutrients. Always check the label on selling pack of popcorn and never buy it from the cinema – it’s full of calories.
Amino acids – healing wounds and repairing skin cells, high in fibre;
B vitamins – improving skin elasticity and a youthgul complexion
These are benefits of quinoa. Do you need more?
The symbol of strength and vitality! Antioxidants like vitamins A and C work to repair skin cells, boost collagen production and keep the complexion looking vibrant and youthgul, with improved elasticity. Vitamin K keeps the skin clear, reduces inflammation and enhances blood circulation, while the water content of spinach helps maintain hydration of the skin.
Let me know how do you feel about adding more greens and vitamins to your plates 🙂
See you later 🙂