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Add juicy details for beauty

Deccan Chronicle| Nivi Shrivastava

Published on: July 24, 2019 | Updated on: July 24, 2019

If you are looking to acquire a blemish free complexion, then you need to watch your diet and include veggies and fruits.

A picture of Penelope Cruz used for representational purpose only.

A picture of Penelope Cruz used for representational purpose only.

Perfect, glowing skin doesn’t just happen overnight. By including right ingredients such as green juice recipes in your diet, you can reap the benefits of powerful vitamins and nutrients that can help you get glowing skin and hair in no time. Fruits and veggies can be powerful detoxifies and can help clear the toxins from your body, reduce inflammation and clear up your skin issues, like acne. Pairing your green juice with an all-natural skincare routine can help get you closer to that flawless glow.

A glass of mixed vegetable juice is the best way to ensure that all the healthy antioxidants, phytonutrients and flavonoids are delivered in one blend. Each kind of vegetable comes with its own distinctive health benefits like lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels, promoting better weight management or regulating blood glucose levels. Celebrity dietician Nmami Agarwal, suggests, "You can include spinach, carrots, beetroot, kale, Indian gooseberry, tomato, cucumber, celery or drumstick to extract out magical potions of health. Before pouring down the juice into your glass, make sure to apply it all over your face after cleaning the face well. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash away with plain water for a dazzling glow."

Pollutants present in the air cause oxidation due to which skin starts to age, this can be obstructed by consuming anti-oxidants from natural juices. Avanti Deshpande, in-house nutritionist at an organisation, mentions, "Pomegranate juice and nut milk are abundant in anti-oxidants and Vitamin E, respectively which combats the oxidants thus, giving a healthy skin. As beverages, juices are rich in vitamins like vitamin A and vitamin C, minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and phytochemicals which fight against free radicals. Furthermore, juices are alkaline in nature and this characteristic helps to reduce acidity which in turn helps change the health of the skin by making the skin radiant and blemish-free."

According to experts, the best remedy for repairing hair and skin is to eat the fruits regularly as it will benefit the body internally rather than the external application of creams. Dr Geetanjali Shetty, dermatologist medical director of a company advices on how seasonal juices can do wonders for beauty.

She says, "Adding aloe vera juice to any of your recipes will provide you with several skin-boosting benefits and repair the collagen in your skin. While, carrots are packed with Vitamin A and C, which helps to slow down the signs of aging and prevent your cells from degenerating. Other excellent health foods kale, beetroots, amla, ginger, lemons, celery, pineapple, and papaya — these are natural resources of vitamins and antioxidants that can be used for cleansing, alkalising and detoxifying your body."

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