30th October, 2013 - Posted by Victoria Girard - No Comments
Collard Greens….A Healthy Skin Food!
So, when was the last time you walked through the produce department in search of collard greens? Been awhile? Possibly never? Well, it’s about high time you get yourself some of those big ol’ green leaves and here’s why….
Collard greens are extremely high in chlorophyll and magnesium which can actually reduce stress and help prevent overuse of your adrenals. Overstraining your adrenals can result in dark circles under the eyes so loading up on chlorophyll and magnesium can help prevent this from occurring.
These beautifully huge leaves are also rich in antioxidants such as lipoic acid. This particular antioxidant has been shown to help regenerate vitamins C and E in the body. This process helps to brighten your complexion and reduces any discoloration on your skin including dark circles under your eyes.
Collards are also rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E which are great for promoting healthy skin and hair. Feed your cells with plenty of these vitamins and your skin and hair will thank you by looking more beautiful.
There is also evidence that specific phytonutrients present in collard greens aid in the elimination of toxins from the body. They have the ability to signal genes to ramp up the production of specific enzymes that are key in the process of detoxification. Detoxifying the body has an amazing beauty boost for your skin.
Not sure how to add these monstrous leaves to your diet?
Simple enough; just replace your corn and flour tortillas with these power packed and nutrient dense leaves.
Place the dark side down on your cutting board and cut off the stem. Then load the center of the leaf with your favorite taco, burrito, or wrap fixings; fold a long side over your scrumptious filling, fold in the two sides, and then roll it up. Voila, you have a delicious, easy, and super nutritious meal for your skin.