Christmas Dinner for Your Skin

We recently went over what foods to go with for Thanksgiving dinner to keep your skin looking healthy and glowing.  Well, now it’s time for a quick overview of the best traditional Christmas-fare to stick to so that you make sure your skin is looking its best through New Year’s!

Turkey

turkey-pictureMost families have ham for Christmas dinner, but turkey is a much better alternative.  Every regular serving has around three-quarters of an adult’s daily intake of protein, which produces collagen, keeping the skin supple and firm.  Zinc and selenium are also in turkey, and protect against free radicals.

Carrots

carrotsLoaded with beta carotene, which gets converted into Vitamin A, an essential component in skin cell replacement.

Nuts

nutsVarious nuts (Nutcracker, anyone?) are usually parts of Christmas feasts, and that’s a good thing, because they provide essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which helps improve the basic elasticity of your skin.

Brussels Sprouts

brussel_sproutsNot the most popular item on the menu, but they’re jam-packed with Vitamin C, which will help foster collagen production even further.  They also provide a large amount of Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

Cinnamon and Cloves

cinWe hope you aren’t eating these on their own (that would be fairly intense), but many Christmas dishes include these spices, and both are nutrient-rich, with free radical-fighting antioxidant-like flavonoids in cloves and calcium in cinnamon, keeping skin healthy by helping to lock-in moisture.

Cranberry Sauce

cranCranberry sauce is another fantastic source of antioxidants to fight those dangerous free radicals.

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