Ever since I started juicing, I have noticed that my skin and hair look so much better. In fact, over the holidays, my family just raved over how silky and shiny my hair looked. Of course, it’s all due to juicing. I have had to deal with dry skin, hair, and brittle nails for several years due to hypothyroidism, but within a few months of vegetable juicing, I saw a huge improvement.
Three of the best vegetables to juice for beautiful skin are cucumber, Romaine lettuce, and carrot juice. I found an excellent article that outlines everything you need to know about the juicing benefits for beautiful skin and hair.
Skin Rebuilding Nutrients
It’s not hard to guess that among the most important skin rebuilding nutrients are fresh vegetables. Why? Because they are packed with vitamins and minerals that not only help you obtain a healthy-looking skin, one that is smooth and firm, but also help you get rid of toxins and impurities that can interfere with skin regeneration and general skin health. Below you’ll find a guide to important veggies and their properties as well as tips on how to choose them for best results. Please read on and enjoy!
Juicing For Beautiful Skin
Green drinks and vegetables juices are essential to the success of beautiful skin. The molecular structure of chlorophyll is so similar to that of human hemoglobin that juicing green drinks and vegetables can perform as “little transfusions” for the blood and tonics for the brain, immune system and skin. They are an exceptional resource of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes.
They include large amounts of vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, pantothenic acid, folic acid, carotene and choline. They are high in minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron and phosphorus. They are also packed full of enzymes for digestion and absorption, various containing 1,000 of the recognized enzymes required for human cell response and growth.
In addition, green drinks have anti-infective assets, counterbalance the body’s pH, rid the body of acid wastes, and purge the body of mucous. Lastly, they clear the skin, purify the kidneys and clean and strengthen the blood.
Bottom line—get yourself a juicer and start making it part of your lifestyle and your skin and health will thank you!
Cucumbers - This vegetable is high in silica, which is a mineral that fortifies connective tissue. More importantly, silica is excellent for skin elasticity and your complexion. Please use organic and non-waxed cucumbers and be sure you juice the skin where most of the nutrients are located.
Parsley - This vegetable warrants big kudos for your skin. It is rich in just about all the skin boosting nutrients. It contains beta carotene, chlorophyll, vitamin B12, folic acid (great for firm skin), vitamin C and iron. So, don’t treat it like the orphan décor on the side of your plate anymore—have a half a cup a day for great skin!
Parsnip – This vegetable is full of potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, and chlorine. Consequently, it is great valuable for not only your skin, but your hair and nails.
Sweet Potato & Taro – Want an outstanding complexion? This vegetable is a superb source of beta-carotene. They also have tons of vitamin C, potassium, carbohydrates, calcium and fiber. They say that you can actually live solely on sweet potatoes and stay healthy and strong. Look for the darker color, as it is higher in vitamins.
Lettuce - Iceberg—NO! You’ll get more nutrients by drinking a glass of water. Use the Romaine, Boston or Bibb for your skin juice. This is a good source of chlorophyll, sulfur, chlorine, silicon and B complex; which all play a role in hair growth and healthy skin.
Judy Phillips is the founder of Jash Botanicals Herbal Formulas, a manufacturer of physicians grade herbal extracts and medicinals. A naturopath and herbalist with over 25 years of experience, her passion for producing herbal formulas of exceptional purity and strength grew from a dissatisfaction with mainstream herbal products. She is an author of various natural health topics, from detoxification to dietary modification, and works to assist the expansion of knowledge to individuals in search of natural treatments. JashBotanicals.com offers a wide range of informative articles, including a monthly newsletter and a natural health blog.