4 Common Superfoods to Feed your Healthy Skin (the last one will surprise you)Posted by Abby Cox on
In 1949, “superfood” was first used in a Canadian newspaper referring ...not to the powerful antioxidants of kale, acai, or quinoa...but to the nutritional qualities of a simple muffin.
Again “superfoods” appeared in the 1990s and 2000s to describe food with superior dietary benefits and nutritional value. They are still marketed as the key to achieving momentous health goals: preventing disease, curing cancers, or losing weight.
Items like chia seeds, wheatgrass, goji berries, and expensive supplements are sold as “superfoods” at exorbitant prices.
While they are nutrient-dense foods, they are exclusively marketed as the only foods to help us achieve our health goals.
“Superfoods” do not have to be wildly expensive or inaccessibly exotic.
We, at Wild Kiwihearts, want everyone to have access to optimal health and beautiful skin. Which is why we have compiled 4 Common Superfoods to feed your beautiful skin and overall health. These superfoods can be found at any grocery store at an affordable price and are easy and delicious to prepare!
We, at Wild Kiwihearts, believe that natural, healthy ingredients are all around us and are our key to beauty inside and out.
During the summer, everyone aims for that beautiful sun-kissed tan. But the dangers of UV exposure, keep us in the shade and covered in SPF.
But what if we told you that you can have your glowing skin without the dangers of sun exposure or expensive self-tanners?
The key is in our favorite roastie ingredient, the kumara.
Kumara has high levels of carotenoids, which are pigments in plants that give them their natural color and act as an antioxidant for us.
So you get the added bonus of glowing skin from within while having natural protection from sun damage!
As spring and summer approaches, keep the SPF on and level up your intake of delicious kumara.
Wild Kiwihearts’ favorite preparation of kumara is diced and roasted in the oven with olive oil (add extra fatty-acids for your skin health).
Easy, healthy for your body and skin, and delicious!
When we were younger our parents always told us to eat our broccoli as we pushed the sad, steamed bush around our plates.
But it turns out they were right!
Not only does broccoli contain an incredible amount of Vitamin C to boost immunity levels, but it is also the key to brighter, younger-looking skin.
Broccoli has a lot of sulforaphane, natural organic sulfur.
This natural component prevents skin damage by neutralizing harmful free radicals and maintaining collagen levels.
Don’t spend money on expensive collagen supplements but instead, bring back broccoli to tonight’s dinner.
Revamp broccoli and sauté it with garlic and chili flakes for a savory and spicy flavor!
3. Dark Chocolate
We don’t need another reason to want to eat chocolate, but this is an added benefit!
Cocoa contains more powerful antioxidants than acai berries. Within these antioxidants, a compound known as flavanol is key to creating more blood flow to the skin.
This increased blood flow reduces rough, dry skin and creates thicker, more hydrated skin, giving you a rejuvenated, glowing look.
Not only is dark chocolate good for your skin health, but it is also great for your mental health and me-time routine.
So tonight, enjoy a rich 70% dark chocolate bar. Relax with a calming face mask like Wild Kiwihearts Kumerahou & Kaolin Cream Cleanser. And soak in a bubble bath.
Because you deserve to treat yourself and your skin.
75% of adults are chronically dehydrated. Even if you are getting your recommended 8 cups of water per day, high sodium diets and caffeine intake prevent adequate hydration.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and a major component of skin cell structure is water!
In fact, many skin functions depend on water such as collagen production and skin rejuvenation. These functions keep your skin looking young, glowing, and healthy.
Having premium levels of hydration also helps to maintain natural oil production and regulate acne.
Water is free, refreshing and a simple solution to getting fresher-looking skin, higher energy levels, and clearer thinking.
So be sure to have that water bottle next to you and stay hydrated.
Wild Kiwihearts recommend extra deliciousness by adding mint and cucumber to wake up those taste buds and feel more refreshed.
Try These Superfoods to Feed Your Skin
Superfoods do not have to be exotic or inaccessible.
Everyday ingredients like broccoli, kumara, chocolate, and water give you the benefits of healthy-looking skin and overall health for your body.
At Wild Kiwihearts, just like every person, every ingredient has value. There are amazing, natural ingredients all around us to fuel and put on our bodies. Native ingredients like Kumara, Kawakawa, Kumerahou.
We, at Wild Kiwihearts, believe and use honest natural ingredients to create nourishing skinfood for you and your body.