The next beauty foods for 2016
So you come to us regularly for facials and specialist treatments, your at home skincare is down pat, and you keep your make up free of pore clogging nasties – What else is one to do to get that glow? Nourish!
Your skin is one of the many organs that can explicitly show inflammation or aggravation from poor food choices – but it can also show a diet full of good foods and regular hydration. You know the usual suspects for great health and glowing skin – but what about these new foods that dieticians are touting as new beauty foods?
Japanese potato – The Satsuma-ito got a lot of credit recently for giving Olivia Munn her “facelift without a facelift” but hyperbole aside, this humble sweet potato is a powerhouse of beneficial nutrients. Super rich in vitamins A C and E and a great source of dietary fibre, this humble tuber is well worth an addition to your diet.
Turmeric – Used for hundreds of years by ayurvedic practitioners, this golden powder is truly worth its weight in gold for cleaning up nasties in the body. A powerful antioxidant, turmeric helps destroy free radicals which contribute to signs of ageing. You can add this to a huge variety of curries and stews, or visit Seratonin Eatery in Burnley and experience their ‘Golden latte’ – a mix of turmeric and herbs in almond milk. Delish. For best results, consume with a source of healthy fats and black pepper which activates the key nutrient curcumin.
Pumpkin Seeds – We’ve included pumpkin seeds in our beauty food lists before, but its definitely worth a second mention. These humble seeds are packed full of zinc, calcium, potassium and magnesium, as well as a plethora of skin positive vitamins like B C and E. It just gets better – a handful of pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, also contributes vital amino acids and Omega 3 fatty acids which keep skin plump and protected. Sprinkle these on your salads for more texture, or enjoy as a pick me up snack.
Cantaloupe – Do you automatically think of oranges when it comes to vitamin C? Turn your head instead to the beauty of cantaloupe, a comparable source of the all mighty C but with a fantastic hydration boost. Cantaloupe are 90% water, making them a great inclusion to your 8 glasses of water a day.