Beauty foods are the latest wellness trend in 2020. Taking the world by storm! The concept has evolved around consuming foods that make you glow from the inside out. The concept makes sense. A healthy diet coupled with the right balance of vitamins and minerals should eventually start to show on the outside. Plus, different vitamins and minerals can assist with different things. For example, protein is known to help promote the growth of strong hair, skin, and nails.
So can consuming hemp improve your outer complexion?
Well, the research definitely suggests so!
Speaking to Naturopath and Nutritionist, Lulu Kempton (@sheisthenaturopath), Lulu stated, “The skin is our biggest organ in the human body and the face is considered one of the most important features to someone's complexion. Foods high in essential fatty acids, vitamin A, E, and zinc are imperative to our skin health and will support collagen and keratin production, making you glow and keep that youthful skin into your older years. Therefore it’s understandable why eating beauty foods such as hemp will make you feel good and boost your skin complexion.”
Hemp seeds are absolutely packed with goodness that can contribute to achieving that sought after outer glow. They contain plenty of essential fatty acids, protein, fibre, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamin E, and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc.
Essential fatty acids such as omega 3, 6, and 9 play one of the most important roles in beauty foods. This is because the body can’t produce them, they must come from our diet. Research suggests, if the correct ratio of omega 3 to 6 is not consumed, health issues can occur. Naturally, our western diet means we consume more omega 6 than omega 3 which isn’t preferable but luckily Hemp Seeds and Hemp Oil contain the ideal 1:3 ratio. This naturally occurring ratio within hemp of essential fatty acids helps reduce inflammation of the skin as well as aiding brain and heart health.
As mentioned, protein is an essential building block for outer beauty, as it helps the body create keratin and collagen, which are structural components in supporting the healthy function and growth of the hair, skin, and nails. Something our Hemp Seeds and Hemp Protein products can assist in.
Fibre, on the other hand, helps flush toxins out of your body which improves the health and appearance of your skin. Our Hemp Flour and Hemp Seeds are ideal for this purpose.
Out of all the hemp products available, the most recognised and researched for improving skin health and giving you that outer glow is Hemp Oil.
Research shows that Hemp Oil can benefit the skin by:
- Nourishing and moisturising without clogging pores,
- moderate oil production which can reduce acne,
- soothe and calm inflammation such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema,
- treat atopic dermatitis,
- contains anti-aging properties,
- is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal,
- and is a low broadband spectrum UV protectant.
Hemp Oil can be applied topically or taken orally. It is suggested that consuming the oil results in maximum benefits for both inner and outer wellness. So if you are looking to achieve beautiful glowing skin from the inside out, it's time to include hemp in your diet! For ideas and recipes on the best way to add hemp to your meals click here.