Healthy, glowing skin is often one of the first things we notice (or don’t notice) about someone, and it tends to make a person look younger and more attractive – so how do we get it?!?
Professional model, Alicia Rountree, who doubles as a nutritionist, claims that eating the right foods is what gives her skin an edge.
What NOT To Eat
Before getting into what Rountree eats to enhance her vibrant skin, let’s start off what she doesn’t eat.
She recommends staying as far away as possible from dairy, sugar, and processed foods like chips and cookies. Rountree also avoids bread as best she can.
“Ultimately, clear skin starts from within,” shared Rountree, and she believes these foods have the best chance of giving a person healthy, beautiful skin.
The Foods That Give Rountree Such Beautiful Skin
Rountree’s top food is beetroot, and she recommends drinking a glass of beet juice to empty the body of toxins and maintain the elasticity of the skin with all its vitamins and minerals.
Seeds and nuts make up a large part of her diet, and she especially likes chia and sunflower seeds for their rich amount of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.
Foods that are rich in beta-carotene play a big part in Rountree’s diet, and these would include carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, etc.
“Eating just one carrot a day, or another beta-carotene–rich food, can improve skin color and reduce signs of aging,” said Rountree.
Time to start chowing down on those carrots!
Drink More Water
Rounding out her favorite foods for healthy skin are avocados and probiotic foods like sauerkraut and yogurt, but it’s not just the right food that counts.
“Drinking water is one of the most important things you can do for your body,” commented Rountree, and she thinks it’s a huge factor in having great skin.
Rountree clearly knows what she’s talking about and practices what she preaches, so look like it’s time to mix up those beetroot and carrot smoothies!