One of the healthiest habits you can incorporate in your diet is juicing fruits and vegetables. It can be very helpful with healing chronic disease and flushing toxins from your body and as a bonus it will leave you with an all-natural glow.
If you are having problems with acne or other skin conditions, detoxing your body with the power of juicing is a must. To increase your success on the quest for flawless skin it is important to know which vegies are potent detoxifiers you should combine in order to get the best results.
Here is a list of ingredients that can help you get your daily dose of green and give you a beauty boost.
Carrots are packed with beta-carotene, which contains high amounts of vitamin A. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant that prevents cells from degenerating, helps to slow aging, and maintain a youthful appearance. Vitamin A helps the body to maintain tissue growth along with healthy vision, bones, and teeth. Carrots also have a nice amount of vitamin C, which helps the body produce collagen. Collagen is essential for skin elasticity, preventing wrinkles, and slowing signs of aging. The potassium in carrots plays a role in the growth of new skin cells, helping the body maintain the proper electrolyte balance, reduce acne/blemishes, and prevent and cure scars or dark spots on the skin. In addition to all of this, carrots also help detoxify the liver.
There’s no reason to be afraid of eating fats—as long as they’re the right fats. Oleic acid, a compound in avocados’ healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), may trigger your body to actually quiet hunger. Stick to a quarter or a half of an avocado and watch that belly fat melt away. The creamy fruit is also packed with fiber and protein.
Kale, which is an incredibly effective anti-inflammatory food, is an excellent source of nutrition, including vitamins A, C, K, E, B1, B2, B3, calcium, beta-carotene, phosphorous, iron, copper, magnesium, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and the carotenoid lutein. The vitamin A content promotes the repair and maintenance of the skin, and the omega-3 fatty acids add to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Beets are full of nutrients essential for a healthy, glowing skin! Beets helps clean your blood and liver, and when curing skin conditions, cleansing the blood is key. Beets are very powerful and potent, so it’s recommended to never use an entire beet in one juice. If you have kidney stones, don’t drink juices with beets. Beets are also anti-inflammatory veggies that are rich in iron, potassium, niacin, copper and vitamin C, in addition to manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc, folic acid.
Parsley is very rich in vitamins A and C. It also helps clear blemishes and maintain an even skin tone, while also cleansing the urinary tract, liver, and kidneys. Parsley has high levels of vitamin K, which can improve skin elasticity and speed up the wound-healing process.
It is an excellent ingredient you can add to any juice and it will increase its health benefits and further boost your immune system. It’s supercharged to reduce inflammation, and contains nutrients like magnesium, potassium, manganese, and vitamin B6, along with anti-aging antioxidants making it a perfect weapon against acne.
Watercress is very good at purifying blood thus making it great for healing skin conditions. It will clear and improve your skin complexion thanks to its high sulfur content. One bowl of watercress salad greens contains almost half the recommended daily intake of vitamin A. In addition, eating watercress will give you a nice dose of vitamin C, vitamin K, beta carotene, B vitamins, vitamin E, folate, iodine, calcium and more. This liver tonic is also packed with antioxidants.
Lemons are excellent for removing blood toxins and cleansing kidneys which can really help with many skin conditions.
They are filled with vitamin C, citric acid, and B vitamins.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice that spans cultures – it is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and makes American mustard yellow. But evidence is accumulating that this brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent as well, probably due largely to its anti-inflammatory action. It’s a very powerful detoxifying and anti-inflammatory herb that’s good for a lot of skin problems (and for other organs that may affect skin health).
A powerhouse for heart health, grapefruit contains vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium, along with pectin, a soluble fiber that may be a strong ally against atherosclerosis. Pink and red varieties also have vitamin A and lycopene, a phytochemical that protects arterial walls from oxidative damage.