Ensuring that you are getting all the essential minerals and vitamin in your daily diet will go a long way in benefiting your skin as well as your overall health. However, when dealing with acne, there are certain minerals and vitamins you should get regularly if your goal is to prevent this skin condition. The good news is that there are some juice recipes that combine those essential minerals and vitamins to fight acne while improving the overall health of your skin. There are better replacements for acne prescription drugs, which usually work for a while and may come with adverse side effects.
Here are the 7 best juicing recipes for fighting acne:
1. Sweet Potato
Sweet potato juice is a spicy recipe that contains essential minerals and vitamins for fighting acne and other skin conditions. They contain vitamin A which according to studies is a phytochemical that effectively prevents cancer and boosts the immune system. A single medium-sized sweet potato contains more than four times your daily requirement of vitamin A.
You can eat a sweet potato at breakfast or along with any other meal everyday to make acne a thing of the past. Whether you eat it raw or cooked, you will still get the same nutritional benefits.
- 1 medium sweet potato (about 2 cups worth)
- 2 inches turmeric root
- 3 large carrots
- 1 medium cucumber
- 4 celery stalks
- 1 lemon
2. Kale Whale
Are you looking for a nutritional punch to fight acne? Kale whale is packed with beneficial nutrients, including vitamin A and other vitamins. It is also loaded with minerals such as potassium, phosphorous, calcium, folate, iron and antioxidants. Kale is also rich in fiber which helps to improve digestion and mineral absorption along the digestive tract. This is very crucial when it comes to dealing with acne, as poor absorption can exacerbate the condition.
You can incorporate kale whale in your salad or prepare juices and smoothies to keep acne away.
- 1 cup of kale
- 1 cucumber
- 1 apple
- 1/2 bunch of parsley
- 3 carrots
3. Coconut Water Mint Juice
Fresh coconut water is not only delicious to your taste buds, but can also be beneficial in preventing and fighting acne formation. It is a good source of vitamin A and other essential nutrients which have been shown to be effective in addressing a number of skin conditions including acne. For every 100 grams of coconut water, you will receive 68% of your vitamin A daily requirement. Coconut water also contains macro and micro nutrients, including magnesium, cuprum, phosphorous, iron, sulfur and calcium, all of which play various roles in treating acne.
- Chilled Coconut Water 4 cups (1 per serving)
- Honey 1 tablespoon
- Chopped Mint Leaves ¼ cup
- Black Pepper ½ teaspoon
- Lemon Slice 4 slices (1 per serving)
- A pinch of sea salt to taste
4. Lemon, Cucumber and Kale
Lemon is a citrus fruit that can be used in preparing a classic juice for dealing with acne. For improved results, it is better combined with kale leaves and cucumber peels. The combination contains silica and other essential nutrients while acting as a powerful dose of vitamins A andB2, which are essential for decreasing stress. Note that stressed people are more likely to develop acne than people with good moods. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which works as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Vitamin C also helps in skin brightening while helping in the removal of free radicals and toxins, both of which can make acne worse.
- 1/2 large cucumber, about 5 to 6 inches, peeled unless organic or home-grown
- 4 large stalks organic kale
- 1/2 lemon
5. Carrot Apple Glow Juice
Carrots are renowned for their high vitamin A content. Although vitamin A helps to improve eyesight, a good number of studies indicate that vitamin A plays significant roles in fighting acne and other skin problems.
In addition, carrot juice act as a detox drink to help get rid of toxins and other harmful compounds from your body that can contribute to acne formation. You can either take plain carrot juice or mix it with apple juice to enhance flavor.
- 2 large organic carrots, tops trimmed
- 1 organic Granny Smith apple, cut into quarters
- 1 Naval orange, quartered and peeled
6. Kiwi Juice
Kiwi juice is rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that helps in fighting free radicals in the body. Kiwi fruits are also loaded with anti-inflammatory agents that accelerate the speed at which your skin regenerates and heals. This juice is therefore ideal for alleviating acne blemishes.
- 2 limes
- 3 kiwi’s
- 1 pear
- 3 cucumbers
- 1 bunch baby cos lettuce/romaine lettuce
- 1 cup organic coconut water
7. Watermelon Juice
Watermelon juice is not only effective for fighting acne, but also comes with cleansing properties. It is also a great way to keep your body and skin hydrated while preventing acne formation. Drinking watermelon juice will also help to maintain insulin balance in your blood stream, and thus ensure your skin cells get the right nutrients and oxygen.
- 2 cups chopped watermelon
- Juice from ¼ lime
- 1 Tbsp. simple syrup (1:1 sugar-water syrup)
- A slice of lime for garnish (optional)
- Mint leaves for garnish (optional)
If you are tired of trying acne prescription drugs, you should turn to juicing and expect nothing other big rewards for your skin and overall wellbeing. Juicing loads your body with essential nutrients that boost your immune system while preventing skin problems. It is also a great way to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized from within. Drink fresh juices everyday and your skin will be acne-free!
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