Thanksgiving Foods that are Good for Your Skin - Lumoir

Thanksgiving Foods that are Good for Your Skin

Are your Thanksgiving side dishes really helping your beauty routine? We know that you have been curating your menu for your upcoming Thanksgiving feast for a traditional dinner or for your upcoming “Friendsgiving.” So, while you bake, marinate, chop, roast, toast, savor and taste your side dishes, remember a few of these ingredients are better for your skin than you think! 

  • Pumpkin is rich in natural enzymes that help with digestion and help break down toxins because they're high in beta carotene. Carotinoids, such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and Vitamin A help fight free radical damage, therefore, preventing aging, skin cancer and keeping your skin hydrated.Real Simpleconfirmed that this may be one of the best and gives us some products that are packed with pumpkin! A few of the top best ingredients include: 
  • Cranberries can be served as deserts, plain, as cranberry sauce or other recipes. What's great about cranberries is that they are high in antioxidants, they help fight inflammation. They are also rich in Vitamin C and fiber.StyleCaster also informs us that “interestingly enough, the bacteria-blockers that make cranberries a go-to food for fighting UTIs can also help acne-prone skin.” Of course, fresh cranberries are better - so maybe skip the delicious canned sauce this year and opt to make your own! 
  • Green string beans can be served during Thanksgiving in a variety of recipes. This antioxidant rich vegetable is high in Vitamin C that can help fight free radicals that bring about premature aging.
  • Cinnamon,that’s right, you heard us! Make sure and sprinkle cinnamon on your pumpkin, sweet potatoes or even just your spiced apple cider. Not only does a healthy dose of cinnamon speed up the metabolism, it alsoboosts circulation and helps stave off acne when in contact with the skin.
  • Sweet Potatoes(whether in a pie, casserole or simply baked) are rich in Vitamin A and help to promote new skin cell growth. This means healthy glowing skin for you!
  • Spinach is apower player, so add it to dishes like salad and stuffing. It's loaded with vitamins A, B, C, E, and K as well as antioxidants for clearer skin, anti-aging benefits, and sun protection. 
  • Walnuts and pecans are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Pecan nuts are high in antioxidants including Vitamin A and Vitamin E which fight harmful free radicals. They'll fight for you to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. SELF even called walnuts thesuperfood for your skin. These nuts are not only great as deserts or in salads, but help keep your skin hydrated and smooth.

We are going to give thanks for each of these delicious ingredients that not only taste good but help us look younger, brighter and promote healthier skin.