We’re always told of the importance of using good quality skincare products for healthy and vibrant skin, but did you know this is just one step in the process of achieving the skin you’ve always wanted?
The foods you eat on a daily basis provide a vital role in providing you with youthful, clear and glowing skin.
In this article we wanted to mention just 3 of our favorites. It’s important to keep in mind that if you still follow a diet primarily based on processed or fast foods, then adding these foods into your diet won’t magically help your skin. Follow a primarily plant-based diet where you can and be sure to incorporate these 3 foods as often as possible!
These are our favorite berries and don’t judge them because they’re small, they pack a mighty nutrient punch!
Blueberries are rich in a class of antioxidants called anthocyanins, which are responsible for giving them their signature rich hue. Anthocyanins fight off free radicals that may contribute to aging. Blueberries are also brimming in anti-inflammatory vitamin c to fight inflammation in the skin and help promote the formation of collagen for firmer, plumper skin.
If that’s not enough, blueberries help to increase blood flow to the surface of the skin for an instant rosy glow!
Munch on them alone, throw some in a smoothie or try this berry delicious blueberry overnight oatmeal.
We’re not keen on red meat for its inflammatory properties, but we love salmon for its anti inflammatory properties!
Salmon, along with other types of oily fish like sardines, are jam-packed in Omega 3 fatty acids which not only ensure your skin stays clear and acne free, they help to hydrate the skin cells from the inside out promoting a dewy, healthy glow that never quits! (As long as you eat it at least 3 times a week of course).
Try this delicious salmon recipe tonight!
Other greens may come and go, but you’ll always find yourself coming back to the original green, are we right?
Spinach is easy to eat, it has a pleasant taste, and it’s full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants including beta-carotene, vitamin c and vitamin e.
Beta-carotene converts into vitamin a in the body, which helps to hydrate the skin cells, strengthen the skin’s barrier function and prevent uv damage.
Antioxidant vitamins c and e work together to reduce inflammation, boost collagen, neutralize free radicals and repair the skin.
Be sure to enjoy it slightly cooked when it has a higher nutrient content and with a drizzle of lemon to make its iron content easier to absorb.
You can’t go wrong with this mushroom and spinach omelette, or a spinach, blueberry, and salmon salad!