5 Thanksgiving Foods to Avoid For Clearer Skin

Thanksgiving is around the corner and as your gather recipes and begin preparing your grocery lists, be sure to avoid this particular list of Thanksgiving foods to maintain healthy, glowing skin throughout the holidays. By providing you with these essential skin care tips from the experts, come Thanksgiving Day, you’ll definitely want to give thanks us.

1. Deep Fried Turkey

It’s no secret that fried foods are damaging to both your diet and gleaming skin. The grease consumed from deep fried turkey is the culprit for your pimples and age spots. Grease, along with other fatty foods, may generate hormonal responses that leaves your skin prone to pimples. How about roasting your turkey this year, your skin will thank you.

If you can’t avoid serving deep fried turkey, try to refrain from using vegetable oil. Vegetable oil causes age spots and makes your skin rough. Tip! Fry your turkey in olive oil or coconut oil as healthier alternatives.

2. Mashed Potatoes

While mashed potatoes are not to blame for causing acne, just carbohydrate overload; 38 g per medium sized potato, 26 g for average sized sweet potato. It’s proven that sweet potatoes have powerful skin enhancing features, rich in vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes promote new skin cell growth. Switch to sweet potatoes to get the benefit of higher amount of fiber, allowing for proper digestion, which will aide in your feasting marathon for the day.

Ultimately, proper digestion reduces your chances of breakouts. Consider refraining from adding helpings of brown sugar and marshmallows; thereby, turning your healthy sweet potatoes into a dessert-like casserole. Nurture your skin on Thanksgiving by making this simple swap!

3. Pecan Pie

Sugar is notorious for aggravating and increasing hormonal acne and causing signs of aging such as wrinkles. An average slice of pecan pie contains 503 and 31 grams of sugar, while pumpkin pie has 316 calories and close to half the amount of sugar. That’s over half of the recommended daily intake of sugar in just one small piece of pie, and that’s before adding whipped cream! Opt for baked pumpkin pie instead. It contains significantly less sugar and is rich in vitamin C.

4. Alcohol

Thanksgiving is a day for families to gather and socialize and though it’s not easy, try to avoid the temptation of popping that bottle of wine. This time of year, many college students and alumni return home and reunite at their local bars. Remember while socializing to limit your social drinking to maintain healthy skin.

Because alcohol dehydrates your body, a direct negative effect on your skin is dryness and dullness. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your skin, keep your alcohol consumption to a minimum.

5. Eggnog

Many people look forward to creamy eggnog this festive time of year. But you may want to think twice before drinking this classic holiday favorite. Other than a whopping 223 calories in one cup, dairy contains hormones that stimulate the overproduction of oil, leaving you with oily skin after consumption?

With ingredients like cream, whipped eggs, sugar and milk totaling 35% fat, often causes skin and breakouts. If you still wish to include a festive spiced drink at the dinner table, sip on apple cider with cinnamon for a reasonable 120 calories.

Having A Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

While it’s tempting to eat these foods with the justification that it’s “only once a year”, the important factor is to be mindful of the nutritional value and effect it will have on your skin, not just the deliciousness of each type dish. When being passed Deep fried turkey, mashed potatoes, pecan pie, social drinking, and eggnog, around the table, remember our suggestions to make for a more nutritional and healthy balanced meal.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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