We have all heard the saying, “you are what you eat”. Well, truth be told, what you put on your skin is not enough. It is the entire “sum” of our life that ages us and affects our appearance. From what food you put in your body to what thoughts you think, it shows on your skin.
Looking young is not only what you put on your skin – your appearance is also effected by what you put in it. Sumbody knows it is the entire sum of your lifestyle that affects the aging process. With everything from what toxins we are exposed to (internally and externally) to our diet, thoughts (yes, it its true… stress shows!) and what we use on our skin is affecting our health. Sumbody looks to treat the entire you. Beautiful skin truly starts from within. So take a moment while enjoying a nourishing snack to breath deep, stop, relax your mind and think happy thoughts. Its multi tasking at it’s finest!
Whole foods are where it’s at! Processed food, no matter how wonderful the ingredients look, are just that, processed. Having a diet rich in nourishment the way nature provided is the most beneficial diet. Getting your vitamins and nutrients from foods rich in the source is the best way for your body to metabolize them. The right diet can promote healthier skin and hair, aid in proper digestion and metabolism, and give a boost of natural energy – all maximizing your skin health and appearance.
Here area few of our favorite nutritious, skin-loving foods:
- Dates: natures purest from of sweetness, fiber (some people call it “natural weight loss food” since they are loaded with fiber — both soluble and insoluble — dates fill you up).
- Chia & flax seeds: filled with fiber, complete proteins, anti-inflammatory, Calcium, Total Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that helps regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood. They also help you get full faster.
- Coconut butter: coconut is all the rage, consumers can’t seem to get enough. The fad may fade, but coconut’s skin and heath benefits will not. Coconut is filled with omegas, promotes healthier skin and hair, is said to lower cholesterol levels and promote weight loss, as well as increase levels of immunity, proper digestion and metabolism.
- Almonds: a source of protein, healthy fats (Omega-6) antioxidants (Vitamin E), Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, Choline, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, and also an anti-inflammatory.