The skin is the first place that you will notice if your diet is bad. Your body routinely detoxes itself by getting rid of all of the “poisons” from your system. Toxins will show up as oily skin with a lot of acne. If you want to improve your skin’s appearance once and for all, consider changing your diet and drink this concoction in the morning every day.
What’s in it? You will need:
The juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon of aloe vera
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of honey (do not include if you are doing a sugar detox)
A few sprigs of mint or basil
1 or 2 cups of room temperature or hot water
What is so magical about the combination of these particular ingredients?
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
One remedy that has long been used to treat a lot of different health concerns is apple cider vinegar. It can be used to increase the production of stomach acid that causes acid reflux, but it does so much more. It is rich with enzymes and works to balance gut bacteria which is what is needed to beautify skin. Apple cider vinegar is a potent elixir that can augment insulin response and lower blood sugar. If you consume apple cider vinegar in the morning each day, it can help your skin to look amazing.
Most people are aware of the incredible healing properties of aloe vera to treat burns and cuts on the skin. Many people are unaware that they can also eat aloe vera. Aloe Vera can be served with other foods because the flavor is not that strong. Aloe Vera is used to treat a variety of gut issues and is also used to treat diabetes or colitis. This plant improves the feel, and the look of skin and people that use it regularly say that it has helped clear their skin, giving it a brighter appearance.
When you eat lemons or other foods that are rich in vitamin C, they help you to absorb iron that provides you with more sustainable energy. If you have low iron stores, you will feel tired. Lemons are alkalizing and have astringent qualities. They can promote detox by stimulating the liver and help to improve the complexion. If you do not have any GI issues or chronic heartburn, then drinking water infused with lemon can be wonderful and may even give your skin a healthy glow.
MINT & BASIL
It is always a great idea to add in wild or culinary herbs to your diet where possible. A lot of people recognize mint as a remedy for digestion issues and to ease nausea. Mint contains anti-inflammatory compounds and minerals too. Basil adds a lot of amazing flavour to food and beverages and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Honey has a history of being added to food and beverages for thousands of years. In modern times, it is recognized for its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Honey is high in sugar, so one should not consume large amounts of it. It is the perfect natural medicine and is effective in fighting infections. Did you know that you can apply honey to the skin to treat scars and acne?
When you combine all of these ingredients and consume them daily in a beverage, the benefits will soon become apparent. Your skin will take on a healthier appearance, and you will feel more energy as a result. Try drinking this combination of superfoods first thing in the morning upon waking, before you eat your breakfast.