Pair with a cup of tea, they’re the perfect afternoon snack. Bonus points: Blueberries make a big impact on your brain, aiding in sharper recall and stronger strategic thinking, practically guaranteeing more wins on Words With Friends.
Kale may be to the go-to leafy green for Lululemon-wearing women around the globe, but don’t forget its less popular—but equally nutritious—compatriot. Arugula is packed with chlorophyll, which acts like an oxygen mask for your skin and leaves you with similar, spa-worthy results.
It’s also bursting with vitamin K, which, according to the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, reduces those unsightly dark circles under our eyes while also diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.
Top a bed of fresh arugula with heart-healthy tuna and blanched green beans, and winter skin will feel like nothing more than a distant dream.
Now that it’s warming up, it isn’t just tighter thighs we’re after—taut, lustrous skin practically screams vitality and youth. Known for centuries for its curative powers—Roman soldiers reportedly chewed the seeds for strength before battles—fennel acts as a natural toner while enhancing digestion, a key component to exquisite skin.
Compliment your Easter Brunch with an Apricot-Fennel Cooler, which hydrates and delights while also keeping glucose at manageable levels (read: diminished inflammation). Or, for a meal that’s flush with get-gorgeous Omega-3s, sprinkle roasted fennel seeds on top of your Sunday salmon and serve with sliced tomatoes for a high dose of glow-boosting vitamin C.