From pomegranates to poppy seeds, superfoods are loaded with potent ingredients that not only build up your health but can also overhaul your complexionWe know they pack a nutritional punch on your salad plate, but how exactly do superfoods deliver the same power for healthy skin? From pomegranates to poppy seeds, superfoods are loaded with potent ingredients that not only build up your health but can also overhaul your complexion.
Here are four top superfoods (along with four Éminence products) and why they super-boost your diet and skin:
For your diet: The jewel-like seeds in this vibrant red fruit come packed with polyphenol antioxidants that benefit the heart and help prevent cancer. Try pomegranate juice for easy ingestion – this miracle nectar improves blood flow, lowers blood pressure and may prevent artery plaque buildup (The Globe and Mail).
For your skin: Magical polyphenols not only aid your heart and health, they protect and balance your skin. Get your glow on with our Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub – a daily exfoliant that leaves your skin feeling nourished all over. The superfood ingredients in this sugar scrub ensure your skin looks silky-smooth, polished and positively revitalized.
For your diet: Those little black seeds you’re always picking out of your teeth after a bagel? They’re actually rich in oleic acids which help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in the blood. Poppy seeds are also chock full of minerals including iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium (Lifestyle and Strength).
For your skin: Our Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher uses those tiny seeds for exfoliation, smoothing out your skin, while infusing your complexion with bioflavonoids and antioxidants. Skin Inc.gives this exfoliator a thumbs up, especially for men.
For your diet: Not only do these berries taste as sweet as summer, their antioxidants “mop up” free radicals which are responsible for diseases from cancer to Alzheimer’s. Bonus: Apparently the acid in strawberries also helps whiten teeth (Toronto Sun).
For your skin: Who would have known that strawberries not only make a mean shortcake, they also exfoliate and cleanse? Refinery 29 recommends our Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum which contains berry-sourced salicylic acid for extracting impurities. One or two drops of this superfood for skin health leave the complexion looking brighter and with the appearance of smaller pores.
For your diet: The king of superfoods boasts a ridiculously long list of nutrients including vitamin A, B, C, K, calcium, iron, fibre and cancer-fighting phytonutrients (Men’s Fitness). And not only are kale leaves good for you, they crisp up into totally addictive chips.
For your skin: Antioxidants in kale not only work for your health, they also help your skin appear rejuvenated. Beauty bloggers love our Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum – its leafy green ingredients improve the appearance of skin elasticity as well hydration, leaving your complexion more youthful looking.
Gluten-free thin mints are a scrumptious Paleo holiday cookie and make a great gift for friends and neighbors.
Don’t be sad that it’s Girl Scout Cookie season, because now it’s gluten-free Girl Scout Cookie season, and you can partake in gluten-free Thin Mints. You can even dive into Paleo Girl Scout Cookies, otherwise known as Paleo Thin Mints.
Give thanks for this to the fabulous Tammy Credicott, author of Paleo Indulgences. Without her book, full of fabulous Paleo recipes (including a couple of Paleo Girl Scout Cookie recipes), I would not have thought of making this delicious gluten-free dessert.
Paleo Thin Mints
- In a food processor, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt
- Pulse in shortening, honey, and peppermint extract until dough forms
- Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to ⅛ inch thick
- Freeze dough for 15 minutes
- Using a 2-inch cookie cutter, cut out dough
- Transfer circles to a parchment lined baking sheet
- Bake at 350° for 4 minutes
- Cool completely on the baking sheets, then freeze for 1 hour
- Melt chocolate and peppermint extract in a small saucepan over very low heat
- Dip each cookie in chocolate, then place on a parchment-lined plate
- Transfer plate to freezer for 1 hour
Makes 20 Thin Mints
Store your Paleo Thin Mints in the freezer for the best texture and crispy crunch.
These healthy, gluten-free cookies are the perfect hostess gift, housewarming present, or DIY holiday gift.
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