~ by Jodie Lea Cleave
Eat your greens!
Can eating our greens really give us clear skin?
In a nutshell, YES! Clear skin begins inside our body and in order to have clear, healthy, glowing skin we need to make sure our body is relatively free of toxins. Our skin will let us know when things are out of balance.
How It Works
- The liver and kidneys continually filter out impurities and if our diet is lacking these powerhouse veggies, these two organs can easily become overtaxed which can lead to breakouts and other skin problems.
- Adrenals make many essential hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Hormonal imbalances can also result in problematic skin conditions.
- A well nourished energetic thyroid also provides hormones and works closely with our adrenals to create energy. Dry, flaky and sluggish skin can be evidence of a weakened thyroid.
- The small and large intestine provide nutrients to all of our organs and remove waste from the body. When waste meant for elimination remains in the intestines our skin becomes thick, oily and blemished.
Dark green leafy vegetables
such as –
- Dandelion greens
- Arugula (rocket)
- Beet greens, and
among others, are high in water, nutrients, and essential minerals. Eating enough of these powerhouse foods will support our natural detoxification processes, while supplying the necessary nutrients the body needs to thrive.
Of course a simple way to ensure we’re getting enough fresh greens in our diet is to juice them, and even easier still is to make these delicious green smoothies.
Other than digging into a delicious salad or a bowl of steamed greens drizzled with lemon juice, eating fermented or cultured vegetables is a wonderful and delicious way of enjoying our greens. Not only will we get all the important nutrients they provide but also an essential dose of friendly bacteria for our intestines, which helps with digestion and immune function. This is another way of supporting clear, healthy, glowing skin.
Our ‘be you’ Authentic Beauty Skin Care Kit contains our beautiful all Natural Bristle Body Brush which helps eliminate toxins from the skin, so you can be glowing from head to toe.