Almond Milk: Healthy Skin Drink
Cococut and hemp non-dairy milks also nourish. One cup is about half of your daly dose of vitamin E plus about 45 percent of your calcium and 25 percent of your vitamin D. Low in both sugars and calories, and it’s free of the hormones and antibiotics found in conventional dairy.
Apple Cider Vinegar: pH Balancer
Digestive tonic that prevents constipation, increses the acidity of the stomach, contains potassium and detoxifying fiber called pectin.
Bee Pollen: Buzz-Worthy
Bee pollen is a complete protein source, with 22 amino acids that are essential for the production of new skin cells, keratin, concentrated source of B complex vitamins. Used as a remedy for allergies, contains the anti-histamine phytochemical quercetin, also as digestive issues since it’s rich in enzymes that ease the digestive burden on our bodies.
Buckwheat: Youthful Skin Protection
A member of the rhubarb family, used as flour or whole grains. Main phytochemical, rutin, decreases wrinkly promoting AGEs in the body. Gluten free and nutritious alternative to white flour, lower glycemis index and high levels of iron, magnesium, protein, fiber. Store in fridge to keep it’s high content of healthy oils at peak freshness.
Chia Seeds: Omega Powerhouse
Great source of cell-strengthening omega-3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation, protect skin from sun damage; complete protein, good source of calcium, zinc, soluble fiber that improves elimination and reduces bloating while making you feel fuller with fewer calories. Create your own chia-seed pudding by combining a scoop of chia seeds and enough almond milk to cover until the seeds form a gelatinous outer layer – an easy detox recipe.
Chickpeas: Clear Skin Secrets
Antioxidant-rich legumes full of phytochemicals that boost immunity, contain protein, fiber, folate, and trace minerals like zinc, copper, manganese supporting clear skin.
Coconut Oil: Metabolism Booster
Made of anti-inflammatory, medium chain fatty acids that burn quickly and easily in the body without being broken down by the liver, providing instant energy and metabolism boost that helps burn stored fat. Boosts absorption of nutrients. Main component is lauric acid that kills bacteria, viruses and yeast.
Flaxseed: Omega Wonder
Full of phytochemicals called lignans that aid digestions and help prevent breast cancer, thanks to the ability to mimic estrogens in the body.Great source of omega-3s found in fish oil, reduces inflammation and good for healthy skin.
Goji Berries: The Youth Fruit
Longevity fruit because the amino acid glutamine in goji betties stimulates the body’s production of HGH, a hormone partially responsible for the youthful appearance and fast healing ability that declines with age. Exception ability to defend mitochondrial health and protect against DNA damage; they contain 18 amino acids as well as iron, zinc, and copper.
Hemp Seeds: Omega Beauty Love
Cell building and repair, anti-inflammatory, antiagnig omega fatty acids including gamma-linolenic acid. Contain fiber, iron, zinc. Add to hot cereals, salads, desserts for a soft nutty crunch.
Lentils: Protein Powerhouses
Legumes , excellent protein content and blood sugar-stabilizing energy. Rich in folate and iron. Store lentils, along with your other beautifying grains and beans, at eye level in pretty jars so you’ll always be inspired to use them.
Millet: Seed of Happiness
Light, fluffy, gluten0free seed is rich in amino acids that support cell maintenance and repair. An alkaline seed that’s a rich source iron, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. The amino acid tryptophan in millet gets converted to feel-good serotonin in the body, full of fiver.
Nuts: Beauty Builders
Healthy fats, protein, beauty minerals. Can change with the seasons.
Almonds: rich in vitamin E – strong cell membranes and wrinkle prevention
Cashews: full of copper contributing to radiant hair pigmentation.
Pistachios pack in B6 for healthy, oxygenated blood.
Brazil nuts are major sources of selenium, which helps maintain skin elasticity and the body’s production of glutathione.
Before you snack on raw nuts, it’s best to soak them for a couple of hours or up to overnight to release their enzyme inhibitors and make them more easily digestible. Store in cool, dark place or in the refrigerator or freezer if you won’t use them quickly.
Oats: Morning Dose of Beauty Minerals
Oats are mineral-rich breakfast staples. High in manganese, selenium, and vitamin B. For the most beauty benefits, buy gluten free oats.
Olive Oil: Sensitive Skin Secret
Extra virgin olive oil for major dose of antioxidants that keep your skin looking supple and youthful. Anti-inflammatory, rich in vitamin E. For the biggest beauty benefits, it’s best to save olive oil for topping salads, dips and vegetables after they’re cooked; use coconut oil for your high-heat cooking to avoid forming free radicals.
Popcorn: Antioxidant-Rich Snack
Organic, packed with free radical-fighting phytochemicals. Toss out microwave popcorn bags and stick to plain popcorn kernels which you can pop easily on the stovetop or in a brown paper bag in the microwave. Fills you with minimal calories and lots of fiber. Add topping like nutritional yeast, melted dark chocolate, or antioxidant spices such as cinnamon, turmeric, or cayenne.
Quinoa: Complete Beauty Protein
Nine essential amino acids, iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. Complete carb and low glycemic index steady your blood sugar and keep you full, yet free of bloating. Supports healthy digestion with fiber that feeds healthy bacteria in your intestines.
Sardines: Small Fish, Big Beauty
Full of Omega 3s, selenium, vitamin D. Rank highest on the cleanest fish to eat. Try protein oacked sardines in the morning to keep your energy and blood sugar steady for hours.
Sea Vegetables: Beauty Mineral Magic
ie Nori, the humble sushi sheet: packed with omega 3s, trace minerals, and 50% pure protein.
Wakame, spirulina, kelp, dulse, and kombu also deserve a place in your pantry.
Sweeteners: Sweet and Skin Friendly
Stevia-hundreds time sweeter than sugar, no calories, best to combine
Maple syrup – contains zinc, iron, manganese, anti inflammatory
Raw honey – active enzymes, B vitamins, minerals, antibacterial properties. Must stay unheated to contain health benefits.
Coconut sugar B vitamins and potassium, minimally processed
Black strap molasses – rich in iron
ALL have beauty benefits and a low glycemic index than refined sugars but still should be eaten in moderation.
Tahini: Skin and Hair Booster
Thick, oily paste of ground sesame seeds, adds earthy flavor to dressings, dips, and smoothies. Rich in zinc, calcium, vitamin B, and contains essential omega 3 fats.
WATER – Drink plenty or eat in water-rich foods like watermelon, cucumber, apple, and celery that slowly hydrate as they make their way through our digestive system.
JUST ADD VEGGIES –
Seasonal fruits and veggies to combine with these pantry foods for a no fuss meal that supports radiant skin, silky hair, strong nails, healthy weight, and good moods. While the beauty foods in the pantry might be the same all year, the fresh foods you’ll find at the market change with the seasons.