Nothing says “Hello, autumn!” like the first sip of a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Hold on a moment, though. Did you know the PSL that everyone raves about packs in a whopping 50 grams of sugar in a grande? That’s a quarter cup of sugar in just one drink!
Just a heads-up on refined sugar…
But here’s the good news! You can still bask in the festive spirit with my Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte that’s skin-loving and gut-nourishing! This version is…
A. Packed with benefits for your skin and overall health.
B. Full of nutrients.
C. Absolutely delicious.
D. All of the above.
(You guessed it, it’s D! 😄)
Emphasis on the “real” here – not the artificial pumpkin syrup kind.
Be it roasted pumpkin or a puree (just ensure it’s from a BPA-free can), pumpkin is a treasure trove of skin-enhancing nutrients. Here’s why you should embrace this vibrant squash:
Navigating the world of acne can be challenging, especially when it comes to dietary choices.
For many, coffee is a cherished daily ritual, but it might not be the best idea for those struggling with acne. The caffeine found in coffee can trigger spikes in stress hormones like cortisol. Elevated cortisol levels can stimulate your oil glands to produce more oil, potentially making acne worse. Plus, coffee is known to be acidic, which can disrupt the balance of our gut flora—an essential component for clear skin.
Here’s what we tell our clients over in The Clear Skin Solution…
If you still crave that warm cup, consider switching to an Organic Swiss Water Process Decaf. This method doesn’t use harmful chemicals and has much lower levels of caffeine. This helps ensure a cleaner cup that’s kinder to your skin and overall health. There are lots of great brands out there. In Canada, I go with Kicking Horse Coffee.
And here’s a skin-friendly tip: if you’re keen on ditching coffee altogether, ramp up the amount of non-dairy milk in your drink for a creamy, satisfying, and skin-loving alternative.