January 27, 2011
Lifechangers: Nurse Jamie's Healthy Drink Habits
On this week's "Extra" Road Test, Nurse Jamie Sherrill takes a look at what you can be drinking to help you obtain a glowing and flawless complexion.
"Drinking water is necessary to flush toxins out of the body via the excretory system," Nurse Jamie explained. "Without an adequate amount of water flowing through the body, these toxins can build up in the body and escape through skin pores. By flushing the body internally with water, acne breakouts are less likely to occur due to toxin release through the skin. It's a good idea to drink half an ounce of water per pound of your body weight per pound. For example, if you weigh 120 pounds, you should drink 60 ounces of water."
Watch for more tips to healthier skin!
Nurse Jamie's Super Green Skin Smoothie
Blend these ingredients (makes 2 servings):
1 1/2 cups water (add a little ice if you want to make it a smoothie slurpee)
3 handfuls of organic spinach
1 handful of mint
3 or 4 stalks of organic celery
1 organic banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh organic lemon
2 tablespoons chia seeds (best to soak in 4 tablespoons of water for 10-15 minutes before adding)