From breakfast to dinner, eat your way to glowing skin
When it comes to our skin, there’s one thing we know for sure - your lifestyle, including how much you sleep, how active you are and what you eat can have a direct impact on how you look.
So for those wanting naturally radiant skin, here are some of my favourite foods that will give you your most glowing complexion yet.
Nuts and Seeds
Packed with healthy fats, nuts like walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds, as well as seeds like chia, flaxseed and sunflower seeds have the ability to support the health of your skin from within.
They are packed with minerals, including zinc, which can help heal blemishes and reduce inflammation and redness - especially useful for those with rosacea or acne. I like to think of healthy fats as our internal moisturiser, keeping our cell walls soft and supple.
Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and broccoli pack a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamins which provide a multitude of skin benefits. They provide the body with vitamin A, which works against dry, flaky skin; vitamin C, which may help prevent the sun's damage to collagen and elastin; and vitamin E, which helps fight against inflammation. A total overachiever in the health department.
Oily fish, like salmon, boasts a long list of benefits to your health especially for your complexion, by providing essential protein and amino acids which make up the building blocks of our skin and keep it strong. I love salmon for its myriad of health benefits, but when it comes to your skin, it’s the omega-3 fatty acids it contains that are key.
These essential fatty acids cannot be made in the body and must be obtained through the diet, which is why incorporating one to two servings of fatty fish in your diet each week can be so beneficial.
For an omega-3 rich breakfast, try Tassal’s hot smoked salmon breakfast bowl with figs, avocado, and poached eggs; a protein-packed lunch, Tassal’s smoked salmon poke bowl; and dinner, an impressive yet simple one-pan crispy skin salmon with broccolini.
Water plays a big part in the appearance of your skin too, so don’t forget to stay hydrated! Water ensures your skin has enough moisture, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps with nutrient absorption, removal of toxins and blood circulation.