Our diet has a big impact on the appearance of our skin and overall body health. Incorporating superfoods into our meals can be valuable for maintaining healthy looking skin from the inside out, and creating a healthy lifestyle long term.
Superfoods are foods packed full of healthy vitamins and nutrients. Here are some top superfoods the Kosmea team loves.
Avocado’s contain a good source of biotin and omega-9’s to help prevent dry skin and brittle hair and nails. Avocado is great on toast, added to a salad or in sushi.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants which can help slow down the effects of ageing. Have blueberries as a mid-morning snack, or add them to porridge, or yoghurt for breakfast.
A rich source of Omega-3s and Vitamin E, walnuts will put a shine in your hair and a glow in your skin. Eating a handful as a snack or adding to a dessert is a yummy way of adding them to your food.
Apples contain free radical fighting antioxidants and Vitamin C which help to speed up the skins cell production and fight skin ageing. Snack on an apple when hungry, or add it to a healthy juice.
This superfood contains Omega-3 fatty acids and astaxanthin – a carotenoid that improves skin elasticity, so you’ll have fewer fine lines. Try grilling, or baking wild salmon with a side of asparagus, or adding it to a salad or risotto.
Most green vegetables are fantastic for your health, spinach is packed full of multiple vitamins, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and those all-important omega-3 fatty acids. Add spinach to your sandwich for lunch, or have it sautéed with eggs for a filling breakfast.
Garlic has great antibacterial properties and promotes a boost in immunity. A healthy body means healthy skin, add garlic to recipes such as stir-fry, salad dressings, chicken dishes, and when roasting vegetables.
Green Tea contains antioxidants and polyphenols which can assist with anti-ageing and help eliminate free radicals. The team at Kosmea are big fans of green tea and are always sipping on a cup at their desk!
Tomatoes are helpful in assisting anti-ageing as they contain the antioxidant lycopene. Try a tomato soup for the winter, or a tomato based pasta sauce.
Sweet Potatoes can be added to your meals as a mashed side dish, roasted with herbs, or baked as fries. They are full of beta-carotene another anti-oxidant that joins the fight against anti-ageing.
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