What it means to nourish from the inside out

What it means to nourish from the inside out
What we feed our bodies not only reflects in our physical appearance, but also reflects in our state of being. Eating a diet full of wholesome foods promotes health in its whole form – one which links body, mind and soul.

We have trillions of cells working tirelessly to keep us healthy. Honouring and respecting our body enough to eat only quality, certified organic food, free from toxins and rich in nutrients empowers our body to be the best it can be. 

What we eat should not make us feel constricted or limited, it should come from a place of nourishment. From here we realign naturally with what foods we gain benefits from and what foods deplete us. And those times we indulge in the ‘not so great choices’ become short-lived without us even realising it. 

The choices we make help bind our state of health together or tear it apart.

 

What are wholesome or wholefoods?

Whole foods generally don’t have labels and should be free from contaminants and sprays. anything on the label should be minimal, understandable and…well, whole.

Whole foods fall under the categories of fruits, vegetables, wholegrains (unprocessed), nuts, seeds, meat, eggs, raw dairy and healthy fats. 

Most packaged foods are highly processed. These foods hide large amounts of salt, sugars (including corn syrup) and preservatives and artificial flavours. They generally lack nutrition. Whole foods will fill you up, improve your health and help nurture your body.

Applying the foundations of wholefood eating, and ensuring it comprises majority of your food intake, will not only improve energy levels and body functions, but also your skin health. Our skin reflects what’s going on inside, if we don’t treat it from the inside first, then we are not actually helping to solve any surface issues, we are merely applying bandaid solutions.

Fact: 

The top layer of your skin regenerates every month, which means it replaces itself. Your liver also does regenerates itself in month. Your body makes these new cells from the food you eat.  By feeding your body healthy, wholesome and nourishing foods you’re providing your body with the best building materials for radiant skin.

Want to glow from the inside out? Be sure to include these in your diet:

  • Good fats and oils – these help keep your skin moisturised and plump, as well as being an anti-inflammatory, protecting against free radicals damage.
    • Great sources: flaxseed, salmon, chia seeds, avocados
  • Vitamin A – for optimal cell growth and regeneration
    • Great sources: red, orange or yellow fruits and veggies, leafy greens, oily fish
  • Vitamin C – promotes glowing skin and fights wrinkles
    • Great sources: lemons, strawberries, kiwi fruit, red capsicum
  • Vitamin E – protects your skin, heals and soothes it
    • Great sources: Nut oils, nuts, seeds and avocados
  • B-complex vitamins – promote healthy skin, hair and nails
    • Great sources: dark leafy greens, meat, eggs, wholegrains
  • Protein – for firm skin
    • Great sources: fish, poultry, legumes, spirulina, nuts and seeds
  • Zinc – prevent wrinkles and dry skin, healing qualities
    • Great sources: eggs, meat, oysters, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, mushrooms
  • Magnesium – prevent inflammation, vital element of collagen production
    • Great sources: spinach, chlorophyll, wholegrains, almonds, avocados, lentils, brown rice

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