Happy Thanksgiving Week everybody! Y’all, I am so excited for Thursday I can’t even stand it. My dad emailed me the menu, and I almost cried. I’m flying home tomorrow and all I can think about is food and hanging out with my dogs. It’s going to be the greatest.
Thanksgiving food is probably in my top five favorite types of food ever. I could eat a Thanksgiving spread year-round I think. And you know what’s awesome about it besides being so delicious and heavenly? Thanksgiving food is packed with beauty helpers! Seriously, your Thanksgiving table is basically an edible spa.
Check out these Thanksgiving foods that will make you look like a beautiful autumn queen.
Turkey will not only lull you into a tryptophan-enduced beauty nap, but it also is good for your skin. Turkey contains high amounts of zinc, which is great for keeping your skin blemish-free.
Squash is a brilliant food! It contains a lot of antioxidants like vitamins A, C, iron and riboflavin. It helps your skin stay healthy, prevents aging and it even helps your hair grow faster!
Sweet potatoes are great for anti-aging with their high concentration of vitamins A and C. The reason they're such a vibrant orange is because they have so many antioxidants! I won't tell anyone if you load them up with marshmallows, though.
Oooh baby do I love me some cranberries. Cranberries are a magical fruit. They benefit your urinary tract and help prevent UTIs, which is fantastic. They also have about a zillion beautification properties. They're in the top five of foods with antioxidants and contain vitamins A, C, E, resveratrol, quercetin and selenium. All of those are amazing for your skin so eat that cranberry sauce and rub it on your face.
Guess what cinnamon has? Antioxidants! Don't do the Cinnamon Challenge just yet. You can make a paste out of cinnamon and water to help reduce blemishes and clear out your skin. You can also mix it into a drink to work from the inside out.
Apples are good for you in general, obviously. But the skin of most apples contain a chemical called quercetin which can help defend your skin against UVB rays.
Most nuts are great for beauty because they contain a lot of antioxidants, minerals and nutrients. Pecans act as a source of fiber, which helps maintain good skin. They also contain zinc and vitamin A, which are essential to clearing up problem skin. They fight aging with ellagic acid and vitamin E, and aid in hair growth since they contain a lot of amino acids. Basically, skip the pie and eat the bag of pecans.
I fully recommend eating all the pumpkin pie you possibly can. Pumpkins are fantastic for your skin and are just rolling in antioxidants. Make a pumpkin mask while eating some pumpkin pie, and you'll be set.
What other foods do you know of that have beauty benefits? What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Tell us in the comments!