When it comes to the consumption of beverages, the average American regularly sips on beverages that are not so good for them. Of the top 5 types of beverages consumed in the United States, 4 of them are highly dehydrating, acidifying, and inflammation causing. These beverages include soft drinks, alcohol, coffee and milk.
What most of these beverages have in common is that they taste great, are addictive and are loaded with sugar and chemicals. The impact? A dehydrated body, inflamed cells, and an acidic inner environment, all of which can wreak havoc on your skin.
So what, besides good old-fashioned water, can one drink if they want to keep their skin healthy, clear and glowing? Glad you asked! Here are 4 ultra beautifying beverages that your skin will thank you for drinking:
#1 Coconut Water
One of the most important elements for healthy skin is hydration. This naturally sweet, coconut-kissed beverage is packed with electrolytes including potassium, calcium and magnesium and vitamins such as Vitamin C and Vitamin A, all of which help hydrate and nourish skin. In addition coconut water contains lauric acid, a natural anti-microbial that helps protect skin against breakouts and infections thus promoting clear and flawless skin. And to top it all off, coconut water contains antioxidants and cytokines, a protein responsible for cellular growth, both of which have been shown to protect against premature aging.
#2 Bone Broth
This rich, nutrient-dense broth has been consumed for millennia by cultures around the world. Bone broth is packed with powerful nutrients, proteins and amino acids that are amazing for the health of your skin. The most powerful nutrient for skin health contained in bone broth is collagen. Collagen is a protein that maintains skins elasticity and firmness and promotes soft, youthful looking skin.
# 3 Green Juice
Freshly pressed green juice helps flush toxins and impurities from your body, regenerate your liver and heal your skin. In addition, green juice is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids that help nourish your skin, hair and nails. To top it all off, green juice is easily digested and instantly absorbed, which means that your body has to make minimal effort to get maximum results.
# 4 Kombucha
Traditional Kombucha is packed with antioxidants, including Vitamins C, E and beta carotene. These antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that may otherwise cause oxidative damage to your cells. Oxidative damage causes premature aging and can impact skin health (as well as general health) negatively. In addition, kombucha has anti-microbial benefits, and thus helps ward off bacteria and protect your skin against acne breakouts.