Eating right is an important part of feeling your best. And a healthy diet also can help you look your best. Models, beauty editors, makeup artists, and celebrities all attribute their healthy skin at least partially to eating right. And nutritionists and beauty experts note that fueling your body with natural, healthy, nutrient-rich foods is an important part of a glowing complexion. So it seems like a great idea to add some healthy superfoods to your daily diet.
If you’re serious about healthy skin you might want to take it into account when you’re planning your meals for the week. Whether you’re battling acne, struggling with dull skin, or just hoping your skin ages gracefully, eating right can help.
Of course, a single recipe can’t guarantee you perfect skin. And your skincare regimen still plays an incredibly important part in helping you look your best. But you have to eat. So you might as well eat meals that can help you achieve your skincare goals. We’ve compiled some delicious recipes that can help you feel and look your best.
1. 8 Beauty Foods, 1 Salad
Dietitian nutritionist McKel Hill reports for Into the Gloss, “The concept of beauty food is basically consuming nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods that keep our bodies healthy from the inside out, where all beauty fundamentally starts.” Hill created a salad that combines eight different beauty foods into one delicious dish. She explains if you choose a diet in line with this recipe, you should get “glowing and smooth skin, strong hair and nails, and clear eyes.” Hill recommends adjusting the amounts of each ingredient “depending on your hunger, health goals, and energy needs,” and notes that “you may also add additional protein as needed.”
- 2 cups spinach
- ½ to 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ½ cup to 1 cup blueberries
- Juice of two lemons
- ½ medium avocado
- 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- Sea salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Pinch of red pepper flakes, optional
Directions: In a large mixing bowl, combine the well-rinsed spinach with the cooked quinoa, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and blueberries.
Use the back of a fork to gently mash the avocado into the salad. Then, add the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and nutritional yeast. Sprinkle on the red pepper flakes, sea salt, and black pepper to taste.