Monday, February 25, 2013

Tomatoes: Amazing for Your Skin

Tomatoes are an amazing food item that can reduce oil production! Crazy, I know! I discovered this information in the amazing book by Dr. Jessica Wu, Feed Your Face, which is a bible of sorts for those of us who suffer from skin conditions ranging from eczema to acne. I will tell you more about this amazing book at a later point in time.

One of the tidbits of information that I took away from her book is that tomatoes, preferably cooked, can help to reduce oil production. When I was strictly following the diet that is one thing I definitely noticed about my skin: it was finally becoming more normal instead of normal-oily. Finally I could go through a day with my makeup on and not get super shiny or a tiny breakout from over –productive oil glands.

A great way to incorporate tomatoes into your diet is to get the diced tomatoes in the can and toss them in a frying pan with some olive oil and toss in some chickpeas, roasted red peppers and kidney beans. If you need some grains in there as well add in some brown rice. Hot sauce adds a nice zing to the mixture as well! It may look not super appetizing when it is finished but trust me it will taste fantastic and your skin will love it!

Another way to have more tomatoes in your diet is to drink V-8 tomato juice. I used to think this was the most disgusting thing ever, but about a year ago I had my first Bloody Mary, extra spicy and extra olives. It was so delicious, so I figured if I liked Bloody Marys’ maybe I should give V-8 juice another try. So I tried the Spicy V-8…so yummy! They also have low sodium and low sodium spicy V-8. Definitely a delicious start to my day!

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

p.s. stay tuned for basic skincare tips for men, how the feed your face diet saved my skin and more product reviews this week! 

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