Lemons Snyder suggests that every client begin his or her day with some hot water and lemon. It detoxifies the body by helping your digestive system and liver eliminate waste quickly. Continue drinking this throughout the day, and squeeze lemon on top of salads and in green juices.
Sweet Potatoes Adding these beta-carotene-rich starches into your daily diet can actually combat lackluster complexions. This is due to “the magical skin-brightening combination of Vitamin A and Vitamin C,” says Snyder, that “work to neutralize cell tissue-damaging free radicals” that cause the dreaded dulling effect. Sweet potatoes are also rich in biotin, which stimulates hair and nail growth.
Almonds While you probably already know that almonds are a healthful snack, they are also a beauty food, as they’re an extremely rich source of Vitamin E. This nutrient as the skin-beautifying antioxidant, since it’s present in human epidermal tissue, [where it] creates smoothness and suppleness. There’s also research to suggest that Vitamin E may help fight signs of aging by protecting skin against the damage caused by ultraviolet rays, while nourishing the skin from drying out.
These antioxidant-rich seeds are packed with minerals and fiber and the perfect balance of essential fatty acids—the latter gives that “glow". You can also take an algae-based DHA supplement, she notes, “to ensure you’re getting the proper amount of Omega-3 fats,” which contribute to a balanced mood and healthy heart. Sprinkle them into smoothies and fruit salads, or soak them in almond milk overnight for a satisfying dessert.
Pineapple “When your skin needs to look amazing, this fruit is a wonder food,” says Snyder, “and tastes incredible.” Pineapple benefits skin by improving digestion, reducing inflammation, and removing toxins from the body. What’s more, it also helps in the production of collagen.
Beets, The powerful antioxidants in beets help fight signs of aging to keep skin firm and youthful. Their combination of minerals and vitamins (folate, Vitamin A, potassium, and magnesium) stimulates cell production and repair, protecting skin from premature aging and wrinkles. Adding the root vegetable to your morning juice along with apple and a hint of ginger for a delicious cleansing boost.
Figs This fruit’s tiny seeds are packed with nutrients that help cleanse the digestive track of toxins and mucus may prevent important nutrients from getting to the skin. This process is vital to enhancing that inner glow. Since they are naturally high in sugar, limit your daily intake to only a few.
Spinach This leafy green is high in Vitamin A, necessary for growth in skin and hair. Spinach is also loaded with Vitamin C, imperative for the building and maintenance of collagen, making it a no-brainer for any meal, juice, or smoothie.
Medjool Dates Dates are high in fiber and a perfect sweet treat to aid in cleansing. They are rich in copper, which is an important mineral that helps the body absorb iron and form collagen and red blood cells.” Plus, they make for a great sugar alternative in baking and cooking.