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5 Thanksgiving Day Foods That Will Make Your Skin Glow

Thanksgiving has to be one of our all-time favorite holidays. What’s better than friends, family and mom’s famous pumpkin pie? But as much as we love a good feast, it is no secret that effective skin care starts from the inside out. One of Triana Miami’s core philosophies is to use products derived from natural, effective ingredients, but many natural ingredients can work double duty when included thoughtfully into your diet as well.

So, in the spirit of the holiday we’re whetting our appetites with the top 5 Thanksgiving foods that can actually contribute to a glowing complexion.

Cranberries --  Though they may be small, they sure pack a punch. Cranberries are chock-full of antioxidants and have a ton of Vitamin C. Have we mentioned how much we love Vitamin C? From boosting collagen production to diminishing wrinkles, Vitamin C is an incredible skin enhancer. So gobble up that cranberry sauce, just try to use fresh cranberries (rather than canned) and add as little sugar as possible

Pumpkin -- Pumpkin is a great source of essential fatty acids that promote healthy skin. It is also quite nutrient dense with vitamins A, C and E which help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. The enzymes in pumpkin break down toxins and aid in digestion.

Cinnamon-- Luckily for us this Thanksgiving ingredient is pretty much put in everything-- from sweet potatoes to apple pie. But did you know that cinnamon can also help boost circulation and prevent acne? Yep. Pour it on.

Carrots --  To be fair, we can’t give carrots all the credit. Any orange colored fruit is likely to be full of beta-carotene, which is a key ingredient to a gorgeous, glowing complexion. The Thanksgiving meal has plenty of orange colored foods to offer though, like sweet potatoes and the aforementioned pumpkin pie. Just another thing to be thankful for.

Turkey-- That’s right, the holiday’s signature dish gets a major skin care boost that is often overlooked-- protein! Protein promotes firmness which ultimately makes your skin more resistant to fine lines and wrinkles. Turkey, of course, is very high in protein, but you may want to stick with the white meat and go light on the gravy.

There you have it. Enjoy that Thanksgiving meal and feel good knowing that plenty of holiday foods contribute to happy, healthy skin. You’ll have that world famous #MiamiGlow in no time, just be sure to complement a healthy diet with effective, natural products found in the Triana Miami skin care line. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Written by Dawn Triana — November 21, 2014