Why You Should Stock Up On These Fall Foods Enriched With Skin-Loving Vitamin A
It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again, when the wind starts to feel a little chilly and the leaves turn an assortment of sunset-hued colors. With the fall comes some exciting holidays, Thanksgiving at the top of our list!
This is also the time of year when your skin can feel a little blah and you can thank the dry air for that. It may be tempting to cover yourself up in a scarf, with just your eyes peeking out, but why not rather tackle your skincare woes head-on so you can enjoy radiant and bright skin, no matter how dark and gloomy the weather gets?
This is the season for PSL (pumpkin spiced lattes) and everything nice, including an array of fall foods that your skin will simply love! The one vitamin that most fall fruits and veggies have in common is their high Vitamin A content. You may not know much about this vitamin now, but by the end of the article you’ll be talking your friends’ ears off about the awesome benefits for your skin!
Keep reading to find out which fall foods rich in Vitamin A will do double duty at this year’s Thanksgiving feast - being equally delicious and seriously improving your skin.
What’s the Big Deal About Vitamin A? Vitamin A is absolutely essential for healthy skin, end of story. You may have heard of a retinol cream, but been unaware that retinol is actually Vitamin A derivatives that have some excellent benefits for your skin. In fact, did you know, that if there’s one product we recommend starting as soon as your early twenties, it’s a retinol cream?
Remember, it’s what you do now that sets the foundation for how your skin ages. Prevention is better than cure, so start now before you spot your first pesky wrinkle!
We could write an essay about the benefits of Vitamin A for your skin, but all you need to know is that it will hydrate your skin cells, smooth your skin texture and increase blood flow. The exciting thing about increased blood flow is that not only will your skin start to rival Jennifer Lopez’s famous glow, you’ll help promote the formation of collagen in your skin, so your skin will stay firm and plump as every birthday rolls around.
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Fall Foods Rich in Vitamin A Our top fall veggies, rich in this antioxidant vitamin include:
BONUS: Try this delicious clean version of your favorite Thanksgiving treat, Pumpkin Pie:
Ingredients: For the crust:
15-18 pitted dates
3 c raw walnuts
½ t ground cinnamon
For the filling:
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup coconut milk
1 can pureed pumpkin
½ cup maple syrup
1 t vanilla extract
1 t cinnamon
½ t ground ginger
¼ t cardamom
¼ t allspice
¼ t salt
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Pulse crust ingredients in blender until it turns into sticky crumbs. Add more dates as needed to form crust-like mixture.
Press crust into 9 inch round pie dish evenly with your hands.
Blend filling ingredients until smooth, pour over crust and bake for 45-55 min until lightly brown.
Cool for 30 minutes at room temperature then chill in refrigerator before eating.
Serve with homemade whipped coconut cream and cinnamon.
Original recipe: paleohacks.com
Be sure to include these foods in your diet as often as you can through the frosty season and your skin will thank you.