Body Sense

SPRING | 2018

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Clean Up Your Skin … And Your Diet By Alex Caspero Being mindful of what you put on your plate is important to your skin's health. Sure, genetics and lifestyle play a part, but your diet is one of the most controllable of the environmental factors that cause skin damage. You can begin to clean up your diet, and your skin, with these three foods. 1. ALMONDS Loaded with vitamin E and monounsaturated fat, almonds help skin stay supple by keeping cell membranes hydrated. 2. BLUEBERRIES Rich in antioxidants, this berry helps combat oxidative damage caused by pollution, pesticides, and UV radiation. 3. SPINACH In addition to being a rich source of antioxidants, spinach also contains folate, which can help reduce skin cancer risk by repairing the DNA in sun-damaged cells. Now, put them all together for a great spring clean- up smoothie for the body. Skin Cleanse Smoothie 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup baby spinach leaves 1 large ripe frozen banana, chopped into large chunks 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 tablespoon almond butter 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 / 8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2–3 ice cubes Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Serves 2.

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