For eats that let you look as good as you feel, we hit up wellness expert, Kelly LeVeque, for her ultimate healthy menu.
We love the idea that what you put in your body can not only fuel your energy and support overall wellness, but also show up in a radiant complexion and flawless look. Here, wellness expert, Kelly LeVeque, dishes on her 6 favorite foods for gorgeous-looking skin:
Omega 3. Wild salmon is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids and protein. This fish is also known for its dialed-up levels of vitamin D and selenium. Sardines, oysters and mackerel also supply this beauty food. Not a fish lover? One 200-calorie serving of walnuts has 2776 mg of omega-3 essential fatty acids and is a great source of protein and copper, a mineral that supports collagen production.
Coconut oil. Slather it on the skin or suck down a spoonful and glow! Blend up a cucumber in your green smoothie or blend it with a little water or aloe (it didn’t make the list but this is way up there!) and use the fresh cool mask as a pick me up.
Ginseng. This plant extract provides essential nutrients and has antioxidant properties. Use it as an oil mask for a natural toner, or add it to your morning tea.
Turmeric. Add a few shakes to lemon water, add it to protein rub or blend it in a smoothie. Mix turmeric with equal parts honey and yogurt and use as a DIY facemask. This mask moisturizes and exfoliates skin and will leave your face feeling fresh and clean.
Spinach. This leafy green contains a slew of nutrients that support skin health. Sip a green juice while on-the-go or mix up a simple spinach mask when you’ve got a few minutes to spare. Blend ½ cup spinach with equal parts oatmeal and parsley until it creates a smooth paste, then take 20 while the mask works its magic.
Lemon. Rich in vitamin C, this citrus fruit will help your body purge excess water weight and balance the sodium and potassium levels in your cells. Add a slice of lemon to a mug of warm water in the morning to support healthy digestion or squeeze onto your salad when dining out.