5 Grab And Go Snacks For A Healthy Glowing Complexion

5 Grab And Go Snacks For A Healthy Glowing Complexion January 23 2015 By Paula Sherman
I’m a snacker. I prepare great healthy meals, and I’m committed to eating healthy for my skin and my body. The problem is between meals. I go to the kitchen and want to grab something quick to munch. If I’m heading out the door, I can’t balance a Greek salad on my lap and drive, nor should anyone else attempt this feat! So here is a list of grab and go snacks that are good for you and good for your skin.

Radishes. I picked up my weekly box of vegetables from our local farmer the other day and found radishes and more radishes. What was I going to do with all of those radishes? Through a little research, I discovered that radishes are good for your skin. Radishes contain sulfur, silicon, and Vitamin C, phosphorus, zinc and some of the vitamin-B complex. I learned the water content helps keep moisture in the skin and radishes also boost collagen and stimulate circulation. They are full of antioxidants and the high fiber helps eliminate toxins in your body. Reading about all of these benefits made me appreciate the abundance of radishes and hope there are more in my next box of veggies!

Pumpkin Seeds. As a snack, pumpkin seeds are a great idea because they taste great and have many health benefits. Pumpkin seeds are high in vitamin E, Vitamin K, zinc, essential fatty acids, and selenium.

Experts write that these nutrients help protect the skin cells membranes, promote skin renewal, clear up acne, retain moisture, and improve flexibility and tone. As a bonus, the seeds are also beneficial to hair and nails. So save those seeds when carving your jack-o’-lantern.

Almonds. Almonds contain Vitamin E, Omega-3, Vitamin E, magnesium, monounsaturated fat, protein and even calcium. Nutritionists say these help prevent premature aging and DNA damage plus protect collagen and defend against environmental damage.

Berries. Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries. They’re all good. Berries are known for high levels of antioxidants, especially blueberries. Antioxidants fight free radicals that attack your skin and cause DNA damage. Try to find organic berries, especially strawberries.

Chocolate. I saved the best for last…Chocolate! Unfortunately, quantity and quality are important if you choose to snack on chocolate. Choose dark chocolate and only a small serving. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that research says protects your skin from UV damage and helps keep your skin moist and well nourished. But a dark chocolate bar also has fat and sugar, so a one ounce portion to stave off the sweet cravings is about the right amount.


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