It’s that time of year again. As we come out of winter hibernation and get ready for spring, it’s the perfect time to detox. Just in time for bathing suit season, here are a few foods to include in your detox regimen:
Avocados are loaded with nutrients including super skin-friendly varieties like 17 percent your RDA of vitamin C and 10 percent your RDA of vitamin E. Vitamin C helps your skin to be more resilient against UV rays and pollutants that can be damaging while vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that prevents and treats various skin conditions like facial redness for example. Not to mention the healthy fats that keep your skin looking vibrant.
Almonds provide your skin with clean protein during a detox as well as fiber, magnesium, and calcium. And just like avocados, they’re loaded with vitamin E. What’s more, they make detoxing less painful because they stabilize your blood sugar and keep you fuller longer.
You may have to buy them frozen in the wintertime but either way, they’re still loaded with skin-protecting antioxidants. They guard your skin against the DNA damage that can cause aging. And they contain the detoxifying phytonutrients called proanthocyanidins.
Cabbage is great for cleansing the liver. It also contains sulfur, which helps your body break down toxins as well as repairing DNA damage that can cause aging.
Cranberries have powerful antiviral substances that keep you from getting sick as the seasons change. They’re also loaded with antioxidants that keep your skin looking vibrant.
Love your skin by feeding it a wealth of healthy nutrients each and every day.
Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.