Recipes That Are Delicious and Amazing for Your Skin
Do you ever notice how you feel after eating certain foods? Take coffee or sugar, for example—you get a quick energy boost, followed by fatigue. You may also notice that in weeks where your caffeine or sugar intake is especially high, your skin may look less healthy. Caffeine raises cortisol levels and sugar suppresses the immune system, resulting in skin that looks dehydrated and less healthy due to toxins staying in the body.
This is why it’s important to discover foods that provide your body with the fuel it needs to function! It just so happens that many of these foods have additional skin benefits, too, and we’ve found a couple recipes to help incorporate them into your anti-aging lifestyle.
Kale, Apple, Raspberry, and Goji Green Smoothie: Why not start the day the Los Angeles way with a green smoothie? While you can create many different variations of smoothies, this one is a hit due to its many benefits! Kale reduces oxidative stress, while the raspberry and goji berries provide sweetness and antioxidants to neutralize free radicals and stimulate collagen production. If you’re not a raspberry fan, how about subbing blackberries instead? The darker the berry, the higher the content of vitamins C and E.
Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup: Tomatoes have tons of antioxidants and lycopene, which helps to repair skin cells and protect you from UV damage. Add a piece of lean beef on the side, since it’s a good source of protein and iron, and a bit of wild rice or quinoa to the soup since they are high in fiber and can keep blood sugar levels stable. Because tomatoes are acidic, you should eat this soup in moderation, or sub out the tomato for more peppers.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles: You can have great looking skin and occasionally eat dessert, too! For when you want to feel indulgent, reach for this delectable truffle. The resveratrol and flavinols in dark chocolate promote circulation and protect against moderate sun damage, while avocados smooth the brown sugar, vanilla extract, and a touch of salt while also acting as a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids and biotin (a water-soluble B-vitamin) for healthy skin.
All of these recipes have the Lancer seal of approval, and certainly sound like the makings for a delicious fall or winter day! Incorporating the anti-aging lifestyle of lean meats, vegetables, and fruits high in antioxidants and nutrients into your Lancer Method skincare routine will have your skin shining in no time.
Dr. Lancer. Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin. p. 194-6.
McDermott, Nicole. “Eat Your Way to Clear, Healthy Skin With These 26 Meals.” Greatist.com. <https://greatist.com/health/meals-for-healthy-skin>.