Great Skin Foods #3

Choose Watercress for Your Health

The easiest solution for a patchy and splotchy complexion (which may mean you have circulation issues) could be to eat watercress. This is appearing on more and more menus these days—it has always been a staple in the UK… and may help explain the English peaches and cream complexion.

It's also good for you inside and out--with anti-cancer and cardiovascular benefits. Watercress is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, particularly “bone building and strengthening Vitamin K” and Vitamin A, says The Guardian. The latter is great for eye health.

The results of a study in the Daily Mail indicated that women on watercress noticed a visible improvement in skin texture, pores, and a reduction in redness. Watercress contains more Vitamin C than oranges and four times more beta carotene and Vitamin A than apples, tomatoes, and broccoli.

Poor circulation starves your skin of oxygen and nutrients. Watercress is high in iron, helping the blood to carry more oxygen throughout the body to oxygenate your skin. So next time you're at the supermarket, pick up some watercress. Not only will you have a glowing complexion, you’ll probably enjoy yummy salads and tastier sandwiches. 

p.s. Watercress is often found in salad-in-a-bag mixes, so it may already be part of your diet.

p.p.s. And after your day is done, don't forget to “Warsh” away the makeup and grime with the Warsh Cloth for Her and only water. Happy Warshing!