Hello – My project to get healthy skin went very well!! I was able to change my diet to include foods that helped my skin glow and be healthy.
For my project ( Graduated school project), I mostly studies the relationship of Vitamin A on skin. I found that yes diet does play a great role in the appearance of your skin. Yes, that certain nutrients to certain things. With Vitamin A I found that most research looks at it used as a topical product ( retinol) then through diet. It was all pretty interesting to say the least.
Things that I did change
– No Dairy – Still going strong in this department. I have noticed a HUGE difference. No more hormonal ( chin) acne to speak of!!
– Elimination of overly processed foods – The only “processed” grain products that I consume are sprouted bread, tortillas and whole wheat pasta. I have been really trying to watch my diet making sure everything else is in its simplest form.
– No Fructose Corn Syrup – doing this was an eye opener, it was in a lot of products I would have never expected like BBQ sauce and lunch meat.
– No artificial sweeteners – this was probably the hardest one to do. I started using Truvia and coconut sugar in my diet instead.
I also make sure to stick to a face washing routine and drink plenty of water. I also have been making sure to incorporate lots of fruits and veggies also healthy fats and lean proteins.
It amazes me that, if I slip slightly one day, I wake up with a small zit. By watching my diet, I can really see how it impacts my skin. Making these changes as also kept up my more natural glow and shiny hair.
This is one of my favorite Vitamin A packed smoothies that also includes health protein and fats.
1 cup of spinach
1/2 cup of black berries
1/2 cup of soy milk
1/4 cup of tofu
1/2 cup of Bolthouse Carrot juice
2 tblsp of Grounded flax seed
2 tsp of coconut oil (Miranda Kerr’s secret!)
1tsp of honey
1 small banana
Blend until smooth