by Ashely Petroskey
Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t about denying yourself sweet treats; it’s about finding that balance between indulging and feeding our bodies with the nutrition we crave.
One way to maintain the balance is adding seasonal foods to the dinner menu or holding off on a traditional favorite and opting for a fresh substitute. Healthy living is visible from your skin, to your eyes, to your hair, to your overall presence. If you’re looking to shine bright this holiday season, try incorporating some of the choices below to create the balance. Each of these fresh foods have a harvest season between fall and late winter and are perfect to use in side dishes for upcoming holidays.
Try new recipes and incorporate new in-season options into your meal planning. Healthy foods translate into healthy bodies. It’s worth it to invest into some good foods; you will look and feel your best!
The powerful antioxidant anthocyanin is found in beets and is fantastic at reducing inflammation and slowing down the aging of skin.
Packed with vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes encourage new skin growth, renewal, and help prevent and heal blemishes such as acne.
Cabbage is full of antioxidants, which keep the immune system up and help to fight off cancer cells. Eating cabbage regularly can help your skin look healthier, prevent wrinkles, and help minimize acne breakouts.
Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a smart choice during cold and flu season. Vitamin C is also one of the most effective nutrients for healthy hair and nail growth, and is crucial for keeping the skin healthy and evening pigments.
Receive your daily dose of vitamin E with these leavy, seasonal greens. Especially as the weather cools, chard can help retain moisture in the skin.