Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Get the glow... Organic mandarins, pomegranates and avocado

Who doesn't want glowing beautiful skin??

Contrary to popular opinion, it can't be brought in a bottle, healthy glowing skin is more about what your are putting in your body than on it. Your skin is the largest organ in the body, used to protect your vital organs but also release toxins through.  

So it makes sense to put less toxins in so that less toxins need to come out.  

Making your skin radiate health can be as easy as......getting healthier

DETOXIFY: Clean our your cupboards and rid your home of processed foods they rob the skin of luster( as well as the rest of your body).  
Start your day with a glass of hot water with lemon
Increase your daily greens- try a green smoothie or a green juice
Eat organic foods whenever you can, by eating organic you eat real food sans chemicals, no pesticides, herbicides or artifical fertilisers floating around in your body or on your skin ;)
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with clean pure water, get a good filter, preferably a reverse osmosis system (we love the one we have from Pure Water on Tap.)

FEED YOUR SKIN: Your skin is a living breathing organ, that thrives on good nutrition. Nourishing your skin begins on the inside with clean pure foods. In particular....
leafy green raw vegetables, 
Pumpkin seeds(pepitas) are a great source of  zinc (an essential beautifying mineral) and essential fatty acids, making them a potent anti inflammatory.
Chia seeds, are a phenomenal food for skin, made of 20% protein and essential fatty acids amongst other nutrients
Eat foods high in Vitamin A, a deficiency in this vitamin can result in dry, scaly and crinkled skin, Vitamin A also helps regulate pore size.
Foods high in vitamin C, help protect collagen fibres and keep capillary integrity by ensuring the health of the capillaries that deliver nutrients to the skin, this prevents skin from broken veins and early wrinkling.

MOVE IT:  Proper elimination is essential for skin health, this means eating food high in natural fibre, ie fresh fruit and vegetables.  When wastes are not eliminated property , this can result in stasis contributing to early ageing.

Moving your body with physical exercise every day is a simple tool to get glowing skin, cardiovascular exercise, that is exercise that get's your heart pumping, also works the lungs and helps deliver oxygen rich blood throughout the body.  Exercise also works to promote bowel movement.
Join us in continuing  the conversation on Facebook  tomorrow, going through some great foods high in Vitamin A.

PLEASE NOTE ANZAC DAY:  As a sign of respect we will not be trading on Anzac day, that means that the Food Store and home delivery will be closed.  We are back to normal trading and are open on Friday though;). Any queries regarding your order email us

As always, thanks for your love and support and assistance in creating a better food system, we hope that you have  a beautiful happy healthy week,
Angela and the team at Organic Empire XX

And like flowers in the fields, that make wonderful views, when we stand side-by-side in our wonderful hues..

We all make a beauty so wonderfully true.
We are special and different, and just the same, too!

So whenever you look at your beautiful skin, from your wiggling toes to your giggling grin...

Think how lucky you are that the skin you live in, so beautifully holds the 'you' who's within."
Michael Tyler, the skin you live in