Thanksgiving is this weekend here in Canada, which means the typical turkey dinner for most families along with side dishes loaded in dairy, gluten and refined sugar.
For acne-sufferers, this means breakouts!
That’s how it used to be for me and my clients in my acne program, The Clear Skin Solution. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can still enjoy Thanksgiving dinners while promoting clear skin.
That’s why I create a ton of yummy and skin-supportive holiday recipes for my clients and loved ones. One of my family favourites is this paleo green bean casserole. It’s a delicious side dish that will leave your dinner guests and your skin begging for seconds.
Green beans have a number of health benefits, including promoting optimal heart health, good eyesight and strong bones. When it comes to acne, here are four ways green beans can support healthy skin.
The high-fibre content in green beans helps improve digestion and elimination. If you want clear skin, it’s important to have healthy bowel movements every day. Doing so removes acne-triggering toxins and hormones filtered by your liver out of your body and prevents them from being reabsorbed.
Green beans are also a rich source of vitamin A. Just half a cup of green beans contains 14 percent of the daily value of vitamin A. This antioxidant can help fight off acne and scars because it stimulates cell turnover, decreases oil production and then clears the pores.
Only half a cup of green beans provides 27 percent of the daily value of vitamin C. This vitamin stimulates the production of collagen, which promotes cell turnover, keeps the skin firm and strengthens the skin’s structural matrix.
Green beans are filled with a type of silicon that is easily absorbed and great for your skin, hair and nails. Silicon is needed to build healthy connective tissues and to strengthen your nails.
If you’re looking for some other healthy and tasty dishes to have alongside your turkey, try these recipes:
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