Thanksgiving is filled with tasty foods, extended family and gratitude for all the blessings we have, but it can also be a time of year where what you eat ends up affecting your skin. What we eat has a direct tie to how our skin looks and feels and in addition to a great skincare routine, your diet is going to help you see the results you’ve been searching for.
Celebrating with friends and loved ones does not need to lead to bloating and breakouts. According to experts, there are lots of foods and ingredients you can include in your Thanksgiving feast that is actually doing good for your skin. So before you plan your menu, we’ve compiled some of the best Thanksgiving treats that will make your skin glow!
Sweet Potatoes are a delicious and healthier alternative to normal potatoes and will be a hit at any Thanksgiving table! Like normal potatoes, they can be baked, fried or mashed and add a beautiful orange hue to your table.
What makes them so great for your skin? Well, they’re packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Beta-Carotene which have been proven to help positive results for your skin by increasing your natural production of collagen, leaving you with a glowing, wrinkle-free face!
Your salad is often one of the few green things on your Thanksgiving table so you might as well get the most benefit from your green’s as possible! Eating Kale is an excellent way to absorb all the crucial nutrients it contains, most notably, Vitamin A.
Vitamin A is your skin’s best friend because it’s been proven to lessen wrinkles. Just one cup of Kale contains more than the daily minimum of skin-firming vitamin A so it’s an easy way for you to get all the benefits in only one serving. It also includes chlorophyll, a molecule helps carry out toxins from the body so it’s helping to detoxify your body and skin.
Is there really anything more festive than pumpkin at Thanksgiving? We don’t think so either. The good news is this tasty ingredient is actually a superfood for your skin and an absolute treat for your stomach. One tip to remember is using real pumpkin has many more benefits than canned so opt for the real deal when planning your menu.
Pumpkin contains high amounts of Vitamin B3 which is a superhero of a nutrient. Consuming pumpkin and getting the benefits of Vitamin B3 helps reduce wrinkles, reduce uneven skin tone, helps heal acne and reduces hyperpigmentation, also know as “dark spots”. Who knew pie could be so great for your skin!
Will you be including any Thanksgiving superfoods in your menu this year? Tell us in the comments below!