I consider myself a foodie. I’ve devoured foie gras in Paris, scarfed rabbit ragu in Florence, noshed on pizza in Napoli, and savored blood sausage in Madrid. I just love to eat, and if you enjoy food as much I do you’ve probably noticed that your skin reacts to what you put into your body. How does your skin look and feel after the holiday season? What about after your BFFs bachelorette party or after weeks of being slammed at work with no time to plan ahead? Are you seeing the dullness, breakouts, redness, and overall haziness appearing? Yeah, me too. Don’t worry . . . this is exciting because you will now be empowered to prevent the “ups and downs” that your complexion experiences as a result of what we do daily. Try these easy and super delicious tips and you’ll be amazed at how gorgeous your skin can be!
Tip # 1 Eat more fiber . . . WAY MORE
Most people lack fiber in their diets – the average person eats only 12 g of fiber a day. In 2002, the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board established recommended fiber intakes. For men aged 19-50 years, 38 g fiber is recommended, and for men over 50, 31 g fiber is recommended. For women aged 19 to 50 years, 25 g fiber is recommended, and for women over 50, 21 g fiber is recommended. When you use flax seed in the amount recommended, you’ll definitely notice that toxins are more frequently and rapidly being flushed from your body which will result in a clean, clear, and glowing complexion almost immediately.
You may be wondering how you’re going to more than double your daily fiber intake, right? I wondered the same thing so I did the hard work for you and found the easiest way. Whole and ground flax seeds. I found flax to be the yummiest, easiest to cook/bake with, and the cheapest. One serving literally averages 8 cents.
Now, you may be wondering how you’ll use flax seeds and I’m so excited to tell you there are so many yummy ways. You can make your own flax bread, you can sprinkle them on salads, blend into a smoothie, use soaked seeds as an egg replacer in baking, and even use as a pizza crust! You’ll never get bored. Here are some of the ways I’ve been using them at home to satisfy my carb craving and sweet tooth . . .
Check back next Tuesday for these recipes and Tip # 2