Thanksgiving Foods that Promote Skin Health
Posted on 22 November 2019
With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’ve got food on the brain! Thoughts of turkey, and stuffing, mmm mmm mmm! While it’s absolutely top-priority that you enjoy yourself and feast to your heart’s content, we would also not be doing our job here at Derma-Nu if we didn’t bring some skin-related food facts to the table.... Get it?
A lot of foods out there are not only delicious, but will also work wonders for you! For that reason, today we would like to outline some of those super foods that are super good and super good FOR YOUR SKIN, and that would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving day celebration!
It’s not atypical for there to be multiple entrees at the dinner table on this feastful day. So why not make one of those entrees one that could contribute to skin health? We suggest salmon as a wonderful tasty dish to serve exactly this purpose! Salmon is absolutely loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. These are great for reducing inflammation, which translates to less redness in the skin. So this year, bring on the salmon!
Starch: Sweet Potato
Now let’s start talking about some side starches, to fill you up nice and good and lull you into that lovely post-meal nap. Often times, mashed potatoes are a really sought after option in this department. This year, go ahead and throw some sweet potatoes into the mix as well! Not only will the taste of these delicious treats leave you glowing, but so too with the other nutritional properties. Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin c and e, both of which are large contributors in clearer skin. So gobble these bad boys down for your skins sake!
Veggie time! So we’ve got an entree rolling, a great starch for the side, now let’s talk about what veggies we could incorporate into the mix to better our skin. This is an easy one, as it tastes wonderful, benefits your skin, and just does overall wonders for your health; carrots! Carrots contain beta carotene, which in the body, is converted into vitamin a. Vitamin a is great for healing and regeneration of skin tissue, helping not only strengthen your skin, but heal where it’s been broken down.
Flavoring / Seasoning: Garlic
As you’re prepping the meals throughout the day, seasoning is going to play a big role in achieving that great flavor. All the while, if you choose the right spices and seasoning, you could also achieve great skin supplementation. Garlic is perfect for exactly that, so make use of this great flavor adding item!
Seasonal Addition: Pumpkin Seeds
Autumn altogether is a season seamingly devoted to the pumpkin. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice cookies and treats, pumpkins become a big deal. Pumpkin seeds are not only festive and fun to snack on, but are also chock full of vitamin e, zinc, and omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, and more! All in all, this treat will act in moisturizing your skin and preventing aging signs. So chow down on the pumpkin seeds!
Drink: Red Wine
A celebration allows for a nice glass of red wine to celebrate, so feel free to enjoy yourself a drink! Also, it’ll put your mind at ease to know that red wine contains antiseptic properties which will help in clarifying your skin. Beautiful skin… we’ll toast to that!
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the incredible company of those we love all while basking in delicious food! This year, add some cool new flavors to expand the palette of your dinner table all while looking out for your skin health by trying some of these options. For more information on skin health and skin products, look to the pros Derma-Nu!