I found this great article from MSNBC today on eating “green”. I’ve talked about these concepts before and will say again that your skin reflects your state of health. You are what you eat. Facials, clinical skin treatments and skin care products are an important part of the equation. But, if you go home and stuff your face with greasy processed fast food and sugar laden drinks – don’t expect results! Beautiful skin comes from healthy skin care practices AND a healthy diet. Enough said?
Speaking of green eating….adding more greens to your daily meals is a great way to increase your iron, protein and antioxidant levels all in one shot! Powdered green supplements like Vita Mineral Green are great in smoothies or just mixed with a bit of water or juice, but you can also take advantage of greens in simpler forms. Here are some of my personal favorites, along with some recipes for you to try. Add dark leafy greens to each meal for one week and watch your body and skin transform!!
Bok Choy with Cashews: You can also grill it…yum!
Cran/Raspberry Spinach Salad: I like this green best in the raw, like in salad. If you are new to spinach, try doing half spinach and half spring mix or romaine:
Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger an Sesame: Honestly, I think this veggie tastes the best when simply blanched (so it stays a bit crunchy) and tossed in lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic…cayenne pepper adds a nice kick too
this recipe is great too, and i add in other veggies, like bell peppers, bok choy, and zucchini too.
Do you have a favorite way to incorporate greens? Share it with us!!