Thanksgiving arrives this week and with it the temptation to overindulge in all the traditional holiday favorites, from turkey and stuffing to pumpkin and apple pies.
While some Turkey Day foods can ruin your weight-loss efforts, there are some holiday favorites that can help your skin look better and keep your waist size where you want it!
At Dermatology Associates, P.C. in Norwood, Foxboro and Franklin, our staff can help you develop skin care regimens throughout the year. To learn about our various programs and treatments, or to set up an appointment, contact Dermatology Associates today.
Here are some Thanksgiving food tips from www.greenbeautyteam.com:
Kale: Kale is chock full of antioxidants that are great in fighting skin damage. It is a top source of vitamin A, a vitamin contained in numerous topical products and prescriptions that promote beautiful skin. Vitamin A can change skin structure and actually boost collagen. This makes skin firm, strong and wrinkle-free. Even after Thanksgiving is over, consider eating kale daily to promote a younger-looking complexion that glows. Kale is especially helpful during the holiday season, when parties mean that opportunities to eat sweets, snacks, food, and have a few cocktails, are plentiful.
A good kale offering: Try a kale salad with toasted walnuts and cranberries. Walnuts contain acids that can combat inflammation and keep skin moist.
Pumpkins: The orange hue of this big squash means they are full of beta carotene, which is a potent antioxidant. This eventually converts to vitamin A, which helps you prevent wrinkles you don’t want and helps skin stay youthful and moist. This is a perfect recipe for those suffering from dry skin in the chilly New England fall and winter.
The great pumpkin packs a vitamin C punch, which also serves as an antioxidant. This preserves collagen and helps your immune system remain strong.
Pumpkin on Your Plate: Get rid of the waist-widening mashed potatoes and try garlic pumpkin mashed ”potatoes” that taste great. This dish will keep colds away and provides radiant skin.
Sweet potato: A single sweet potato offers more than 200 percent of the daily value of vitamin A. This promotes growth of new skin cells and it increases how fast this happens. A sweet potato offers three grams of fiber. That helps keeps your digestive tract in good shape and functioning properly during the holiday eating season. And a healthy digestive track promotes blemish-free skin!
Carrots: It’s true, they do promote eye health. But they also can help you achieve lovely skin. Your skin faces sun radiation and toxins. Combine those with holiday stress and you can have a weakened defense against damaged skin. The carotenoids in carrots protect skin from everyday pollutants and helps keep wrinkles away.
Take The Cake: Dessert doesn’t have to be bad for your skin. Try some no-bake carrot cake bites. These sweet treats will be a hit at any holiday party!
Consider these foods this Thanksgiving. From our family at Dermatology Associates to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!