One of the best aspects of spring is that more fruits and vegetables are plentiful and practically everywhere, so it’s the perfect chance to revamp your daily diet and help make it better than ever. There are several fruits and vegetables that can make a positive difference when it comes to having healthier skin, but don’t worry if you’re not sure how to fit more into breakfast, lunch, a snack, and dinner. The following are some of the produce to consider along with some ideas for how they can make excellent meals.
Although often referred to as a vegetable, avocados are fruits that are excellent if you desire healthy skin. The good news is that there are so many ways that you can use them. You could have a baked avocado with egg for breakfast, toast with avocado and bacon for a snack, have avocado macaroni and cheese for lunch, or even have avocado chocolate brownies for dessert.
Did you know that carrots could help your skin thanks to their beta-carotene content? It’s true, and there are numerous recipes you can make with carrots. Options to consider include honey garlic carrots, carrot noodles, carrot cookies, carrot hummus, and even carrot bread. Carrot sticks also travel well, so they’re great to take on the go with you in a little container.
Chock-full of vitamins, bananas are another way to encourage healthy skin. Some use them to make a banana face mask or even rub the peel on their face, but in terms of what recipes you can make with them, there are quite a few. For example, you could make baked banana chips, banana pancakes, banana bread or muffins, energy bites, and even the popular favorite peanut butter and banana sandwich (or a wrap!).
The warmer weather is coming, and there is no more of a quintessential summer fruit than the watermelon which also happens to have fabulous skin benefits including that it contains a good dose of vitamins. Other than eating it on its own, you can also make watermelon salsa, sorbet or Popsicles, slushies, and lemonade.
Citrus fruits are believed to be helpful for healthy skin thanks to their vitamins, and they’re practically everywhere in summer. In addition to eating some of them on their own, you can also make orange chicken, smoothies, lemon dressing, avocado lime dressing, lime rice, baked chicken with grapefruit, and salsa. However, it’s important to make sure you wash your hands after handling any citrus. The juice from citrus fruits, when it comes in contact with your skin that’s exposed to the sun, could result in Phytophotodermatitis.
Trying new recipes is a perfect opportunity to expand your palate and experience different cuisines, not to mention it may help improve your skin and health in the process. Even if some of the aforementioned meal ideas don’t sound particularly appetizing, consider giving them a shot. You never know what new meal ideas you’ll fall in love with that you never thought you would ever even like.