Your Beauty Matters
Your Beauty Matters So Take Care of It!
The old saying ‘you are what you eat’ is a true one if your beauty matters to you then it’s time to look at your diet. Nutrition not only does it help mood, energy, and keeping healthy, it also affects our skin. On this page, BeautyMattersis sharing out top foods for healthier, glowing skin. So abandon your burgers and fries and try adding some of these to your diet.
Fatty Fish – get those omega 3 fatty acids to help restore your skin’s natural beauty. Studies have shown it can have a positive effect on helping those of you who suffer from psoriasis or lupus. Ok, you may be thinking if my beauty matters you can take supplements. But that can be costly, much better to include fatty fish, like salmon, herring, or mackerel as a meal a couple of times a week. This diet will also bring you much-needed vitamin E, a vitally important antioxidant for your body and skin. Plus it also can provide you with the mineral zinc – another essential ingredient for healthier skin.
Keep Eating The Avocados
Studies have shown that the ‘good’ fats in avocados are beneficial in helping keep the skin supple and moisturised. Avocados are a great source of these healthy fats. Adding avocado to your diet also provides more Vitamin E. We at BeautyMatters are great lovers of our avocado on wholewheat soda bread!
Another vitamin that adding avocado to your beauty matters diet brings is vitamin C. This vitamin is responsible for creating and maintaining your skin’s collagen, required to keep it looking youthful. It is also an antioxidant that aids in reducing sun damage to your skin.
Dark Chocolate - Yes You Read That Right
Yes, it’s official, as part of your beauty maintenance you can eat chocolate, and the lovely luxuriously smooth dark chocolate is the one. Chocolate with 70% cocoa has been proven in several studies to improve the appearance of wrinkles, but note it doesn’t promise to remove them! One study found eating dark chocolate daily, between 15 -20 grams of dark high oxidant chocolate, could improve your skin’s resistance to UV rays – but please don’t stop using sun protection creams.
Now, for all you chocoholics this is indeed excellent news but do remember that any form of chocolate contains sugar and fats, bringing extra calories—eat it sparingly. Here BeautyMatters has a couple of favourites you can make a home. Take some frozen banana, spread peanut butter between the two slices and dip into melted dark chocolate – delish! Chocolate mousse anyone? Get your blender, add two avocados, ¼ cup of almond or coconut milk, ½ cup of raw cocoa powder. ⅓ cup of pure maple syrup or honey. ⅛ teaspoon of sea salt. You can also add a bit of your favourite alcohol. Blend till smooth, serve chilled!
Tasty, Very Tasty, Red Grapes Are A Must
Red grapes contain resveratrol in their skins. The great news about this is that resveratrol provides several health benefits, and one of them is in reducing the effects of ageing. How? Studies are suggesting it reduces the effects of ageing by targeting and slowing down the free radicals that damage skin cells. Sorry to tell you that red wine does not have the same effect, stick to grapes and red berries!
Just sneaking in an extra one here, as we just love pomegranates. This is truly a healthy fruit, with higher antioxidant activity than Green Tea. Pop some into your salads for a great explosion of taste and texture or try buying some of the pomegranate molasses with its multitude of uses – salad dressing, marinades, Asian cooking, and a sweet & sour topping for desserts. Keep checking our BeautyMatters blog for more interesting info on eating yourself young.