We all know how important it is to take care of our skin, and surprisingly, what you eat can play a big part in how your skin looks and feels on a daily basis. The good news is that fall is chock-full of some fabulous foods that can do wonderful things for your skin, and all you have to do is make a plan for how you can incorporate them into your diet. The following are just some of the fall foods to consider.
Apples are full of antioxidants such as vitamin C, so feel free to go apple picking and stock up, just try to eat them with the peels! There are so many different recipes you can make such as apple oatmeal, apple bars, baked apple chips, apple salad, apple butter, and applesauce. Whether you want to eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, or even a snack, you have countless options.
Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins and minerals and are one of the quintessential fall foods you don’t want to miss out on. From baked sweet potatoes and sweet potato soup to sweet potato burgers and sweet potato fries, there are so many delicious options to incorporate into your diet that could have positive benefits on your skin. If you’re eating a sweet potato as is, make sure not to overload it with unhealthy ingredients (we’re looking at you, marshmallows!).
Cranberries are brimming with antioxidants and are ideal to eat in the fall. Just some of the many recipes you can make with cranberries include cranberry butter, cranberry salad, chicken with cranberries, cranberries with glazed carrots, and cranberry oatmeal balls. Although sugar is a popular ingredient to pair with cranberries, such as if you’re making cranberry sauce, opt away from it if possible.
Packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and more, butternut squash is yet another fall food that can be great for your skin. You can roast it in the oven, make noodles out of it, make soup or add it to salad, make fries or fritters, and pair it with Brussels Sprouts, but however you choose to eat it, it’s a delicious addition to your diet.
Pumpkins are just the perfect fall food, and there are certainly plenty of them to be found even if you go and pick them yourself. Even eating the seeds are good for your skin. Packed with Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and more, pumpkins are ideal for helping to improve your skin. Pumpkin oatmeal balls, pumpkin soup, pumpkin butter, pumpkin sauce, and even pumpkin smoothies are wonderful options to consider making.
When you’re planning on revamping your diet, there are two people who can be hugely beneficial to speak with: your dietitian and your dermatologist. They can help you pick out foods that are specifically best for you and your skin so there’s little-to-no guesswork on your part and you can get started right away on making the positive changes to your skin that you desire. Your refrigerator and pantry will be stocked with plenty of fall foods in no time.