AustinPUG Health

AustinPUG Health

With summer upon us, we naturally want to look our best as we embrace the sunshine. There are plenty of natural food sources out there packed with antioxidants and skin-soothing capabilities; so that your skin can shine much alike the summer sun! Here are the best foods for a healthy summer glow.


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We all associate these little rascals with pain; we’ve all been stung at one point whilst strutting around under the sun in a pair of shorts. However, it is not the dock leaves that can help our skin this time but the nettles themselves. When sipped upon in a cup of tea or soup, nettles have an anti-inflammatory effect on our skin; causing spots, acne or eczema to become less inflamed. On top of that, nettles are absolutely jam-packed with antioxidants – making them perfect for that pre-summer detox! Grab some from your nearest health store for some great health gains.


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Many people turn their noses up at beetroot because of the colour. However if you get over the fact that it looks like it was grown on mars and that it stains your fingers you will be over the moon at the health benefits it provides. The beetroot roots contain enough Vitamin A, sodium, calcium, magnesium and potassium to shake a stick at – on top of containing an abundance of Vitamin E which is the father of epidermal health. Get rid of those bodily toxins whilst lowering cholesterol; what’s not to like? Have a look on the internet for some great beetroot recipes.

Oat Milk

It is known that dairy products can irritate certain people’s skin, which upsets a lot of acne suffers because who doesn’t like to snack down on a big chunk of brie or sip on a pint of ice cool milk on a summer’s day! However, don’t fret; have you ever tried milk alternatives? Oat milk is one of the many alternatives to regular milk which is just as tasty as the real thing. Oat milk is brimming with Vitamin E, fibre and folic acid and is also lactose free. Try it in your morning bowl of cereal, you won’t regret it!


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The best thing about water is that it doesn’t cost anything! There are so many health benefits from drinking water; so perhaps think about picking up a glass of this fluid before reaching for a can of coke. Want to flush out unhealthy toxins? Just drink plenty of water. A well hydrated person is a stress-free person – which is only a good thing for the skin. Get to work on eight glasses a day and your skin will thank you for it.


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Peas, beans and lentils are all part of the legume family – and they should be part of your daily diet also! Legumes contain a natural source of protein and energy which are vital in the healing process of your skin. On top of that they have an award winning combination of vitamins and minerals to assist with bodily repair, whilst also being high in dietary fibre (helping with digestion).

This is just a mere sample of healthy foods to help your skin, there are plenty more food sources out there which will help replenish your skin! Keep a balanced healthy diet on top of a stress-free lifestyle and your skin will once again look young for the summer season.

Abby Shedden loves all things organic, from food to makeup. Here she pens for SpaceNK.

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