“A healthy outside starts from the inside”
I remember the days when fat was one of the scariest things ever. Boy did we have a lot to learn! Thankfully, we now know that fats aren’t bad at all, as long as you are eating the right fats. Healthy fats are so beneficial, helming you lose weight, live longer and improve the overall appearance of your skin, hair and nails. The right fats can also reduce inflammation (a major cause of disease and many skin issues). Aging fats like avocado, olive oil and coconut oil to my diet has made a huge difference in my skin, as well as omega-3-rich foods like nuts and salmon.
Ethically Sourced Seafood
I’ve always loved seafood but never really ate it on a regular basis. After learning about the many health benefits of eating the right seafood, I started paying more attention to how much I was eating and decided to make it a part of my regular weekly menu. These sources of omega-3 fats are so good to improve the elasticity and suppleness of your skin. Just make sure it’s from an ethical source (because I know you love your planet as much as I do). The farm raised stuff is filled with chemicals, GMOs and other crap you just don’t want in your body. My favourite sources of seafood are wild-caught salmon, shrimp, scallops and mackerel.
I know that most of us are addicted to our daily cup of jo (or more), but hear me out. Regularly drinking tea is amazing for weight loss, preventing disease and… helping your skin look younger. That’s right! That’s because tea contains such a high level of antioxidants. Oolong and stinging nettle are great for
Tea fits into that category of “stuff that’s been around forever that you should really try.” But you might not know that, in addition to aiding in weight loss and helping prevent disease, regularly drinking certain teas will keep your skin looking younger, longer. For example, rooibos tea contains alpha-hydroxy acid (you may have heard of it in many skincare products), which is known to naturally exfoliate and reduce wrinkles. BRB, brewing a cup right now!
If you don’t already know, outside beauty is an inside job. What you eat affects each and every organ in your body, and since your skin is your largest organ… just saying’! It goes without saying that feeding your body foods that improve your gut health will only improve the appearance and health of the rest of your body. In fact, research has shown that the impact of probiotics on your immune system greatly improves skin health and give it a more radiant appearance.
I’ve been loving sauerkraut in salads and as a side dish and have also started making my own kombucha at home (which is super easy BTW). I’ve also added a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to my morning ACV-lemon shot, which not only helps my skin but also improves my digestion! You can also add a probiotic supplement to your morning routine if you really want to make sure your reaping all the skin-loving benefits.
Fruits & veggies
Shocking, right? Filled with micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, they help boost your immune system, protect your body from diseases and protect your skin from environmental factors like UV exposure and pollution. To make sure my skin gets everything it needs, I like to eat the rainbow, meaning I incorporate plenty of veggies of all colours. At the beginning of the week, I’ll typically make a chopped salad with bell peppers, zucchini, carrots, red cabbage, green cabbage, onion, and whatever else I have in my fridge. Then I add lettuce and some type of protein and have the perfect lunch! When it comes to fruit, I try to stick to to servings per day or low-sugar fruits, like berries (strawberries are my favourite!), kiwi and grapefruit.
Turmeric is sooooo good… and honestly I had no idea how good! Did you know that turmeric has been known to speed up wound healing? It’s also been know to help reduce acne breakouts and control psoriasis flare-ups. So amazing! I’ve fallen love with golden milk, which not only gives me the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, it also tastes so yummy!