Why It’s Important to Nourish Yourself from the Inside Out for More Radiant Skin
It’s true what they say, “you are what you eat”. If you want to have radiant and more youthful, hydrated skin then you need to start from within, by rewarding your body with a bountiful supply of micronutrients.
It doesn’t matter how expensive that new facial cream is if you’re neglecting to address what you put into and not just onto your skin.
By eating the correct balance of foods, you can provide your skin with the essential nutrients it requires to stay soft, supple, clear and blemish-free. From organic cold-pressed juices to vegan food deliveries and even IV-Vitamin infusions, our Juice Cleanse in London programmes offer a tasty and nutritious solution to more than just your detox goals. We can also help you rediscover a clearer and brighter complexion too.
Nourish from Within
Let’s take a look at Juice Cleanse in London’s top recommendations on how to nourish yourself from within.
All the Colours of the Rainbow
Fruit and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants and protect the skin from free radicals which contribute towards cellular damage. Free radicals can cause wrinkling, as well as age spots and, are caused by environmental factors such as pollution and sunlight, as well as smoking.
To counteract their effect, go for all the colours of the rainbow. And forget about five a day. Ideally, you need to be going for ten a day. Try to get as many different coloured portions of fruit and vegetables into your diet as possible. If you find that challenging to accomplish on a daily basis, why not give one of our Raw & Juicy Juice Cleanse in London prescriptive programmes a go instead? We do all the hard work for you.
Did you know that fruit and vegetables fall into five different categories each boasting a unique set of disease-fighting chemicals known as phytochemicals?
We’ve listed out some of the most beneficial properties for skin clarity.
Beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant, is found in pumpkin, carrots and sweet potatoes (your orange/yellow category).
Lutein, essential for healthy cell development and healthy skin tone is found in kale and spinach (your green category)
Vitamin C, required for a strong immune system and radiant skin, is found in blueberries and blackberries (your purple/blue category)
Just take a look at this handy little chart and get creative and colourful with the foods you consume. You can Pick & Mix from all five categories to fill your plate with a riotous rainbow of flavour.
Stock up on Selenium and Vitamin E
Selenium is another important antioxidant, which, alongside vitamins C and E, is essential in supporting a healthy immune system. A selenium-rich diet is thought to protect against skin cancer, age spots and sun damage. You can very easily boost your intake by snacking on Brazil nuts and sprinkling a Vitamin E rich seed sprinkle on your salads and soups. Other good sources of selenium that you’ll find in our juices include tomatoes, broccoli and wheat germ.
Vitamin E is excellent when it comes to supporting healthy skin growth and protecting against oxidative damage. Stock up on avocado, almonds, hazelnuts as well as delicious pine nuts.
Much as we may be tempted to resist the hands of time, sadly, our skin will age over time. Fine lines, wrinkles, loss of plumpness and the development of age spots are a result of the gradual, accumulated damage suffered over the years. A combination of too much exposure to the sun, strong soaps and use of harsh chemicals and poor nutrition. So try and stick to the guidelines recommended by Juice Cleanse in London and always be sure to include plenty of antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables containing beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, as well as zinc and selenium.
If you love fresh, organic fruit and vegetables then you should check out our sister site. We offer comprehensive organic fruit and veg delivery in London, enabling you to Pick ‘n’ Mix your very own multi-coloured and flavoursome organic grocery box.