There’s no doubt that increasing our intake of fresh fruit and vegetables will help us to become more healthy.
Fruit and vegetables contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that our bodies use to keep us healthy and fight off disease. Juicing and blending is a great way to boost your daily intake of nutrients from fresh produce, and help to improve all aspects of overall health.
You can arguably tell a lot about someones health by the way their skin looks.
Stress, pollution and sun damage can contribute to premature skin ageing causing wrinkles and a dull, washed out look to the skin. Many people complain of dry or oily skin or skin that just looks tired and haggard.
Fresh juice and vegetables have amazing antioxidant properties helping the body to eliminate free radicals and regenerate cells. If you’re struggling with skin complaints we think learning to juice is a must here at juicerfan.
When i start juicing a few years back i noticed an increased feeling of energy and an improvement in my overall sense of well-being. The other thing i noticed was a huge improvement in my skin health.
I didn’t start juicing for skin health initially but have now come to realise that juicing can have a great effect on the appearance of your skin.
5 Best Juice Ingredients for Healthy Skin
When juicing for amazing skin there are are a number of fruits and vegetables that stand out and contain the best ingredients for healthy skin. Below is our list of what we think are some of the best vegetables and fruits for skin health.
The powerful leafy green vegetable kale has some great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory affects in the body. As well as containing the vitamins A,C,E,K plus vitamins B1-B3 kale also contains iron, copper and magnesium. Vitamin A is known to help repair and maintain the skin. Omega 3 is also present that helps with regulating inflammation and hormone levels. Kale is one of our favorite vegetables here at juicerfan and we also try to slip some in to our juices and smoothies at every opportunity.
Ginger really is a superfood and has a whole host of positive benefits on our health. From improving digestion and nausea to reducing inflammation and boosting the immune system ginger is one food we love here at juicerfan. Containing potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6 ginger is also excellent for the skin and can help with inflammation and eliminating free radicals. Ginger is often used to combat acne due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties and anti-aging antioxidants.
Have you ever wondered why carrots are orange? Well this is due to the large amount of a compound called beta carotene. Beta carotene in the form of vitamin A helps our skin to regenerate and is a potent anti-oxidant. You may have seen all the ads on TV for expensive face creams containing beta carotene. Well now by consuming more carrot juice you can really boost your natural levels and do your skin a big favor. Carrots also contain huge amounts of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the body to produce collagen which keeps our skin elastic, healthy and helps to prevent wrinkles. So get juicing more carrots for better skin today.
Beets are great for juicing. As well as their potent health benefits we love the deep red colour beets give to our juices and like the fact that they combine well with most vegetables out there. Beets are rich in iron, potassium, copper, calcium, folic acid and vitamin C and A. Beets are a supercharged vegetable when it comes to skin health. They stimulate cell production and fight the ageing process buy detoxifying our skin. The vitamin A and C help with collagen production that helps to fight wrinkles and also provides potent anti-oxidant properties.
Watercress is a perennial herb that packs a real nutritional punch. Rich in folate, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium and calcium watercress is great for our skin, eyes, hair and digestive systems. The high vitamin A and C content helps promote skin cell growth and collagen production resulting in a younger, firmer complexion. Watercress is also a potent anti-inflammatory herb that is great for reducing inflammation throughout the body.