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Delicious Foods for Reducing Stretch Marks

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

reducing stretch marksStretch marks. Some days we see them as tigers stripes and wear them proudly as a reminder of the amazing thing our body did by growing another human being. Other days we want nothing more than to banish them. I’m not here to tell you to ignore them, because lets face it, no matter how proudly we wear them it would still be nice for them to go away–or maybe just be a little less noticeable.

While none of these remedies are miracle cures to banish your stretch marks forever they will help with skin elasticity. The more elastic and “bouncy” our skin, the less visible stretch marks become. If nothing more they will help improve overall skin health and elasticity, which includes the thin skin around the eyes, where crows feet love to appear. SO you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Bone broth.  This delicious broth made by cooking the bones so much they break down is full of so many good things, collagen and gelatin among them. These are known to help improve skin elasticity to help make your skin smooth and supple which can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins play a very important role in skin health. Vitamin A (found in bright orange fruits and veggies) protects skin health while encouraging the formation of new skin cells. Vitamin C (found in citrus fruits and bell peppers) helps maintain the appearance of skin. Vitamin E (found in nuts, seeds and avocados) is essential for helping to repair damaged skin. You can even use vitamin E oil directly on the stretch marks for some extra help.

Healthy fats. Adding more healthy fats to your diet (think wild salmon, herring, olive oil, coconut oil and butter from grass fed cows) provides added elasticity and promotes healthy, glowing skin. Coconut oil can be ingested and also works as an external moisturizer directly on stretch marks.

Jacqueline Banks is a certified Holistic Health Counselor. She works with women in all stages of motherhood, from mothers struggling with conception to those trying to get their groove back after pregnancy to ensure the best health and nutrition for both mom and baby.