#1 It’s Loaded with AntioxidantsThe Hallelujah Diet is loaded with antioxidants, which reduce skin damage associated with aging by fighting oxidative stress. Examples of antioxidants present in large amounts in the Hallelujah Diet (and its supplements) include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin A
#2 It Provides Heart-Healthy Fats
The heart-healthy fats abundant in the Hallelujah Diet—such as nuts, seeds, flaxseed oil, olive oil, coconut oil, and avocados—help keep your skin moisturized. Many of these heart-healthy fats are also rich in the antioxidant vitamin E, which keeps your nails, hair, and skin looking as healthy as possible. Because vitamin E is an antioxidant, it protects your body from cell damage associated with heart disease, cancer, and cataracts due to age.
#3 It’s Rich in FiberThe Hallelujah Diet is entirely plant-based, so it’s loaded with fiber-rich foods—including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. The reason fiber is beneficial for your skin is two-fold. Fiber enhances overall health and wellness and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Studies show that fiber supplementation leads to smaller waist circumference, lower body weight, and lower overall food intake. Achieving or maintaining a healthy weight means your risk of healthier-looking skin increases. A 2017 study published in Lipids in Health and Disease found that common skin conditions associated with obesity are reduced skin moisture, increased redness, and surface roughness. These and other skin problems may be due to impairments in the nerve-vascular system, insulin resistance, and inflammation.
#4 It Provides Nutritious ProteinGetting enough protein is a crucial part of maintaining healthy skin and hair. In fact, protein deficiency can even lead to hair loss. While it might be difficult to ingest the amount of protein your body needs when eating only plant foods, it’s entirely possible when following the Hallelujah Diet. Good sources of plant protein include beans, peas, nuts, seeds, and plant milks. Hallelujah Diet protein powder can significantly boost your protein intake, as it contains 25 grams of plant protein in each scoop. The protein recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is 46 grams for women, 71 grams during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and 56 grams per day for men. Many adults—especially older adults, athletes, and vegan dieters—benefit from consuming more protein than the RDA.
#5 It Consists of Low-GI FoodsBecause the Hallelujah Diet is plant-based and consists of whole (non-processed) foods, it enhances your skin’s natural beauty and may lower your risk of certain skin conditions. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says eating high-glycemic index (GI) foods may be associated with acne. Examples such foods to AVOID include:
- White bread
- White rice
- White potatoes
- French fries
- Sugary drinks
- Potato chips
The AAD suggests switching from a high-GI diet to a low-GI meal plan to reduce acne. Lower-GI foods, abundant in the Hallelujah Diet, include fresh fruits with the skin, legumes, whole grains, and fresh vegetables.