Top Beauty Foods to Add to your Diet to boost antioxidant and control Inflammation include:

·       Deep coloured fruits and vegetables – blueberries, pomegranate, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, red cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables, citrus, pears, melons, prunes. 

·       Omega-3 fat (wild salmon, fish oil, walnuts, sesame seeds, or ground flaxseed or oil) Choose high quality olive grapeseed oils for cooking. 

·       Choose high fiber/low-glycemic foods – higher fiber fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, beans, whole grains over white refined foods. Aim to get 30 g of Fiber per day, but start slowly and make sure you keep you fluid intake up. Best fiber sources come from beans, legumes, fresh produce, whole grains (Major Health Associations provide Fiber Scoreboards with all main foods groups and their approx. fiber content per serving.)

·       Choose your protein from non-animal sources like fish, soy, beans and nuts. Rice or Soy protein alternatives come in many varieties now and taste good too! High quality proteins provide amino acids critical to support the structural integrity of the skin. 

·       Ginger, Tumeric, Green Tea, Cocoa, Cayenne, Cinnamon-  have potent anti-inflammatory and blood sugar balancing effects on the body and can readily be incorporated into foods or taken as a tea.

·       Probiotics/Prebiotics found in yogurt and functional beverages, Cranberries Juice, Milk Thistle Tea – all help to support the healthy functioning of the eliminative pathways in our bodies to effectively neutralize and remove toxins before they can be absorbed by the body.  

 

Is Diet enough?

Balanced eating should always be the foundation to attain optimal health, however under hectic agenda’s and lifestyles a Nutricosmetic can help to bridge the gap between moderate nutritional deficiencies and optimal skin health. 

 

Yours in Health & Beauty,

Paula Simpson

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