THE BEAUTY BENEFITS OF THAT GREEN DRINK

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GREEN INGREDIENTS
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Looking up and down the fresh juice aisle of any natural and organic grocery store (Sprouts is my Go-To) is one of my favorite things to do. The array of freshly pressed and  vibrantly green juices filling the varieties of trendy bottles covered in eye-catching lengthy lists detailing each freshly picked and freshly chilled super nutrient packed inside, is like gazing upon Sephora's wall of newly released anti-aging creams, serums and face masks.

Although green juices and smoothies can and should be tailored to your specific tastes and diet, this post will cover my favorite store bought green juices and their typical ingredients. These juices can be found in most grocery stores, targets, and even Starbucks!

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Common Green Juice Ingredients

Although not all juices are created equally and you should absolutely be mindful of the sugar content, any skin benefiting juice will be packed with a variety of greens such as:

Celery

Cucumber

Spinach

Romaine Lettuce

Kale

Parsley

Collard Greens

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THE BEAUTY BENEFITS

Although there is little scientific evidence supporting the common belief that juicing allows the body to absorb nutrients easier, juicing can be an easy step in the right direction for introducing these nutrient rich vegetables into your standard daily diet.

Celery

95% Water and packed with Vitamin A
Vitamin A can help defend against sun damage and cancer due to its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It can also help to treat & prevent acne. Although its not entirely known yet what the exact impact vitamin A has on acne, studies have shown that an increase in vitamin A in your diet can be used as an acne treatment. Research suggests that a diet lacking in vitamin A can lead to the over production of keratin protein in the hair follicle causing clogged pores.

Cucumber

98% Water and packed with Vitamin C
Vitamin C is packed with antioxidants and helps regulate collagen production. Because vitamin C plays an important role in collagen synthesis, diets lacking in vitamin C can lead to slower wound healing.

Spinach

It’s full of Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, and Folate which are all massive contributors to anti aging and skin health.

Romaine Lettuce

Packed with Vitamin A and C

Kale

High in Vitamin E and A
Vitamin E helps your immune system, cell function & skin health. Vitamin E is an essential nutrient that helps fight off free radicals and is used to fight dry skin.

Parsley

Filled with anti-oxidants Vitamin C, A, and E and reduces inflammation.

Collard Greens

Rich in antioxidants, Collard Greens fight free radicals while also maintaining healthy skin and hair with Vitamin E, Iron, and Protein.

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Lemon

Added for flavor and  a Vitamin C boost

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Read more about the Beauty Benefits of Spinach HERE

 

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