It’s unfortunate, but there’s a continuous surge in the demand of meat and dairy worldwide. Not only are these common staples harmful to your skin but factory farming is the leading cause of climate change. If you want to improve your beauty routine while contributing to a healthier planet, listen up….lessening this dangerous duo in your diet can pave way for so many beauty benefits for your skin and health benefits, not too mention it’s good karma! Why not save the lives of animals while improving your own?
Unfortunately dairy consumption from milk, cheese, yogurt etc. etc. can cause flem, high cholesterol and even clogged pores. Surprised? Don’t be. You see, milk from cows is for baby cows, it makes perfect sense that many are lactose intolerant or suffer side effects. The cholesterol content from cheese and eggs can create an imbalance the body’s cholesterol levels. When cholesterol levels are high, there’s a tendency for the arteries to become blocked. So you may think that milk products are the best source of calcium, well that’s SERIOUS BULL – as calcium is present in veggies like broccoli, cabbages, okra, mustard greens, and almonds. These nutrient packed foods have numerous benefits for the skin as well!
As for meat, the downsides of eating it have been emphasized over and over. The World Health Organization has finally acknowledged it as a carcinogen. Hallelujah! High cholesterol being the number one foe. Meat has long been considered for its vital component which comes in the form of iron. Fortunately, you can still have an intake of this mineral even if you’re maintaining a healthy diet. In fact, by pairing iron-rich foods with vitamin-C punched goodies, the body’s capability to absorb iron is similarly heightened! One example of powerful pairing is spinach and oranges. Beans and grains like lentils and black beans are good sources of iron too. It is advisable to lessen intake of substances that slow down the body’s iron absorption like coffee.
If you think lessening or omitting dairy and meat in your diet is so difficult, just use some of Hollywood’s hottest stars as your inspiration. Veganism is one of the fastest growing movements in world history and we know why!
Aside from health benefits, a nutritious diet contributes to the skin’s beauty. Zinc, which can be found in beans, effectively combats pimples and redness. Proteins such as legumes and tofu are also abundant in protein which makes the skin firmer. If you’re craving for something sweet and at the same time yearning for seriously pretty skin, you can mix up some delicious smoothies. We show you how in our No Bull Beauty Guide.
To achieve noticeable effects in a faster period of time, just add in a natural skincare regimen that will compliment the nutrients from your healthy diet. Loading up on these goodies is a surefire way of contributing to skin that glows from the inside out!
Praying for a healthier planet and healthier you!
Peace. Love. Animals.