Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with it comes the temptation to overindulge in all the traditional holiday favorites, from turkey and stuffing to pumpkin and apple pies.
While some Turkey Day dishes can ruin your weight-loss efforts, there are some holiday favorites that can help your skin look better and keep your waist size where you want it!
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Here are some Thanksgiving food tips to help with your skin:
Kale is full of antioxidants that are great in fighting skin damage. It is a top source of vitamin A, a vitamin contained in numerous topical products and prescriptions that promote beautiful skin. Vitamin A can change skin structure and actually boost collagen. This makes skin firm, strong and wrinkle-free. Even after Thanksgiving is over, consider eating kale daily to promote a younger-looking complexion that glows. Kale is especially helpful during the holiday season, when parties mean that opportunities to eat sweets, snacks, food, and have a few cocktails, are plentiful.
The orange hue of this big squash means they are full of beta carotene, which is a potent antioxidant. This eventually converts to vitamin A, which helps you prevent wrinkles you don’t want and helps skin stay youthful and moist. This is a perfect recipe for those suffering from dry skin in the chilly New England fall and winter.
A single sweet potato offers more than 200 percent of the daily value of vitamin A. This promotes growth of new skin cells and it increases how fast this happens. A sweet potato offers three grams of fiber. That helps keeps your digestive tract in good shape and functioning properly during the holiday eating season. And a healthy digestive track promotes blemish-free skin!
It’s true, they do promote eye health. But they also can help you achieve lovely skin. Your skin faces sun radiation and toxins. Combine those with holiday stress and you can have a weakened defense against damaged skin. The carotenoids in carrots protect skin from everyday pollutants and helps keep wrinkles away.
Dessert doesn’t have to be bad for your skin. Try some no-bake carrot cake bites. These sweet treats will be a hit at any holiday party!
Consider these food options this Thanksgiving. From our family at Advanced Dermatology Care to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!