We’ve discussed before some foods that may be aging your skin, so you’re probably eager to learn which foods can have the opposite effect.
If you cut out processed foods, and add the following into your diet on a daily basis, we promise that you’ll start to see some amazing improvements in the condition of your skin!
Avocados are one of those foods you can enjoy in so many different ways. From smashed avo on toast to these awesome stuffed avocados, you’re sure to find a recipe that you’ll fall in love with. Their buttery creaminess makes them ideal as a substitute for cream in paleo desserts, (if you don’t believe us, then try this recipe!) and they are jam-packed with ingredients to keep your heart healthy and strong.
It’s these heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids that play such a huge role in fighting off the signs of aging. These fatty acids, along with antioxidants will help to keep your skin hydrated, as well as fight off free radicals that contribute to the signs of aging.
Nuts are an excellent snack, as their protein and fiber content can take the edge off your hunger, preventing you from indulging in that naughty snack. They are also one of the best sources of omega 3 and 6, apart from fish, and they can also be enjoyed in many different ways. Omega fats will fight inflammation in the skin, add hydration and promote a beautiful glow! Our favourites are almonds, walnuts and Brazil nuts, and this is one of our go-to recipes!
Fish is an excellent way to ensure you get in all your essential fatty acids, which will leave your skin glowing, soft and hydrated, with a beautiful even texture. However, many people don’t realize that certain fish should be avoided due to their high mercury content.
Skip those and try sardines, skipjack tuna or this mouth-watering salmon recipe. Aim for at least 3 servings a week, and watch what happens to your skin!
If you use anything other than coconut, olive or avocado oil to cook your food, then we recommend that you ditch it right now! Coconut oil, in particular, has a high smoking point, meaning you can use it to cook food at high temperatures, without it smoking, and it’s absolutely jam-packed with fats and antioxidants to repair, heal and hydrate the skin. It’s also wonderful when applied to the skin externally. This oil really does it all!
Try this paleo fudge, which uses coconut oil, and makes the ideal snack.
Mom had a point when she told you to eat your greens, but we admit that eating a plate of leafy greens can be a bit tricky. Leafy greens such as spinach, dandelion, kale and swiss chard flood your body with enzymes, antioxidants, minerals, nutrients and vitamins to not only boost your immune system and protect you against disease, but they will clear toxins out of your skin cells, and fight free radicals to promote a younger and more radiant complexion.
Don’t enjoy them just as a salad. Try them in a green juice, or try this yummy smoothie recipe. You won’t even know they’re in there!
Try and make the following foods part of your daily diet, and share with us the awesome results that occur!
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