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Looking Good From The Inside Out

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As winter and the holidays approach, the cold weather and over indulging takes a toll on our skin.  We have all heard the saying “you are what you eat” and by eating a variety of fruits and vegetables you will have healthier and glowing skin.  Eating more fats and carbohydrates increases the signs of skin aging so now is a great time to work in some of the wonderful winter citrus in season, leafy greens, kiwis, brussel sprouts, colorful peppers, carrots, sweet potatoes and winter squash into your meals.

We have been raving about Satsuma’s and Side Hill Citrus farm along with California Kiwis and how delicious they are but they are also chock full of vitamin C which is great for hydrating your skin and has been associated with fewer wrinkles.  Try adding a little color and vitamin C to your meals with colorful red, yellow, orange and green peppers.

Linoleic acid and beta carotene which is found in broccoli, sweet potato, carrots, brussel sprouts, kale and other dark leafy greens such as collard greens, swiss chard and spinach is associated with hydrating your skin and keeping the skin plump and smooth with less sagging and fewer wrinkles later in life.

Winter squash is in abundance right now with varieties such as kabocha, butternut, delicata, hubbard and red kuri.  They are full of vitamin C, beta carotene and carotenoids antioxidants which protect against free radicals, keeping your skin looking great.

Cook up some delicious squash recipes this winter and have healthier and glowing skin.

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