Good Morning Everyone! I hope you all have a great week! Todays post is about the SKIN & HEALTH. All of us, regardless of age and gender, crave for healthy and great looking skin. The chilly dry wind, low temperature, low humidity and indoor heating that come with winter can play crazy on your skin, lips and other parts of the body.
It can leave your skin dry and flaky as well as cause a dull complexion, cracked lips, itchiness and skin irritation. Along with a proper skin care routine, you need to keep a close eye on what you are eating to maintain a healthy glow throughout the winter season.
Your diet can help protect your skin against dryness and ultraviolet (UV) sun damage, minimize wrinkles and other signs of aging, and promote smooth and glowing skin.
I listed 8 SUPERFOODS to keep your skin healthy, beautiful and glowing even during the cold winter months.
Walnuts are loaded with natural fatty acids and minerals. They make your skin softer and even out your complexion. A handful a couple times a week will get you great results.
Salmon is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids, which helps keep your skin supple and moisturized. Salmon also has selenium, a mineral that protects the skin from sun exposure. The vitamin D in salmon keeps your bones and teeth strong and healthy, too. I love to eat salmon grilled in my pasta, with a salad, in sushi, or just with a side of asparagus.
Not only are they good to maintain your weight, but whole grains such as barley, wheat, millet and corn are responsible for giving you glowing skin. Whole grains contain active components like rutin and vitamin B that give you clear and moisturized skin. I am eating whole grains with my cereals, whole grain bread and whole wheat pasta. I am also baking and cooking (for example pfannkuchen) with whole wheat flour instead of white flour. It’s way more healthy and (the most important thing) for my kids it is equally delicious…:-)
This truly is a miracle fruit. Not just the pulp, even the peel of avocados have high levels of vitamin B. Also high in niacin (b-3), it helps give you smooth, healthy skin and reduces the appearance of irritated, red or puffy skin. Avocados can be consumed in any way you fancy — chop them up and put them in a salad, blend them into a smoothie (i already posted a green smoothie recipe with avocados) or simply eat them as they are. I just love them sliced with some olive oil and salt & pepper.
All Berries especially strawberries and blueberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that combat free radicals and that make your skin glow, and also have nutrients that prevent you from future breakouts. I prepare fruits for the whole family almost every day, just as a snack, as a breakfast with some yoghurt and musli or as fruit smoothie.
Yogurt is a staple in most Indian homes, so without realizing it, this wonder food is working secretly to make you look better. High in fibre and protein, yogurt creates more firm and elastic skin. If you want to boost the benefits, try Greek yogurt as it contains more than two times the amount of protein and fibre as regular blends of yogurt.
Tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. Surprisingly, lycopene in tomatoes is more easily absorbed by your body when it is cooked or processed. So canned tomato sauce, tomato juice and ketchup are a very easy way to eat/drink tomatoes.
Mangoes contain more than 80% of the vitamin A you need to consume during a day, which helps maintain the skin and its overall appearance. Loaded with antioxidants, mangoes fight off free radicals, which mean, your skin looks younger for longer. Contrary to popular belief, it is low in calories, so not only will it help your skin, but it will also keep your waistline in check. I love to prepare Mango Lassis, sharing my recipe in one of my next posts.
I hope that todays post will inspire you to stay healthy and beautiful during this cold & grey season!