you are what you eat

You Are What You Eat

The expression “you are what you eat” may be more accurate than you think. There are many factors, including genetics, that can contribute to the clear, glowing, blemish-free skin we all strive for. Some foods, depending on their vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content, can actually help promote healthy skin.

 

We searched the web for meals that contain two or more foods with properties known to protect or repair skin. (Keep in mind that even though studies suggest certain foods can protect our skin or repair damage, they are not a substitute for preventative measures like sunscreen.)

From breakfast to dessert, here is some skin health recipe inspo for you! Enjoy four ways to eat your way to better skin.

 

Kale, Apple, Raspberry and Goji Green Smoothie

Sip your way to healthy skin with this “superfood” packed smoothie. Leafy green kale contains high levels of vitamin K, an essential vitamin known to suppress inflammation (which can result in acne and premature ageing). Chewy, tangy and sweet goji berries are a rich source of antioxidants known to ward off the signs of photo ageing (ageing of the skin often caused by sun damage), including sun spots, freckles and red veins. Apples are also a healthy-skin super-fruit; Fuji and Red Delicious rank highest for antioxidants. Add one sachet of ProPlenish marine collagen for extra skin health benefits. This amazing formula has no flavour but packs a punch in our skin’s collagen-making factory.

 

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Roasted Beet, Plum and Kale Salad

Perfect for summer, this colourful salad highlights beetroot, plums and tomatoes. Beets contain the antioxidant betalain in a higher concentration than most vegetables, and research shows beets may also help reduce the risk of skin cancer. This delish salad also includes tomatoes, which are a great source of lycopene, an antioxidant found to reduce skin roughness. And to round things off, the antioxidant kaempferol, found in kale, may be therapeutic to skin burns.

 

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Lemon Herb Salmon

This recipe, featuring omega-3-rich salmon, is a healthy skin superstar not just for its nutritional profile, but also for its low-grease/bad oil factor with baking instead of oil frying. While consuming certain foods can affect our skin from the inside out, greasy food causes problems the second it touches our mouths. Grease from fried food that touch our faces is also messy. Opting for baked recipes versus fried can reduce all that grease.

 

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Chocolate, Pomegranate, Ginger Bark

This super simple dessert melds sweet, tart and spicy. The pomegranate seeds are a rich source of polyphenols, an antioxidant known to protect against the adverse effects of UV radiation. Chocolate contains flavonols, an antioxidant that protects the skin against UV rays. Look for dark chocolate though, with a cacao content above 70 percent for higher antioxidant punch.

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At Integrity Skin Clinic we would love to show you what our range of clinical services can do for you!
If you have questions, please feel free to send a message to Client Services or call 07 3849 4111

 

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