Juicing for Natural Beauty: Intro to Ingredients

10/22/2012

I talk a lot around these parts about “eating one’s beauty” and being more intentional about consuming wholesome foods for vitamins and nutrients that beautify from the inside out. I also am a pretty big green smoothie fan. I have not, however, enrolled in the school of juicing. I would love to one day, but I’m still in baby-step mode. That said, Juicing for Natural Beauty: Intro to Ingredients from The Natural Beauty Workshop is a great guide for a journey into juicing:

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can not only help fight free radicals, but can also help regulate the production of sebum. B vitamins help with everything from circulation and nutrient delivery to hormone regulation and healthy skin growth. Vitamin C is a beauty superhero. This powerful antioxidant can help protect your skin from environmental stress. It’s also an essential component of collagen. Who could forget Vitamin E, one of the most famous vitamins for beauty? Vitamin E is an incredible antioxidant, which makes it essential to maintaining beautiful skin into maturity. There are minerals you need too! Silica, or Silicone Dioxide, is a trace mineral that helps promote the growth of strong, shiny hair, sturdy nails, and healthy skin. Zinc is a wonderful mineral that can help prevent inflammation and aid collagen retention, two things that are essential to great looking skin.

Juice Ingredients Rich in Vitamin A

  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Sweet Potato
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Mango
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya
  • Peaches

Get the full juice (haha!) on ingredients rich in vitamins B, C, E, silica and zinc over at The Natural Beauty Workshop!

Do you juice? What’s your fave ingredient?