A healthy diet can have a positive impact on your skin health and appearance. Here are some foods and drinks that can help to promote good skin:
Staying hydrated is essential for healthy skin, as it helps to maintain skin hydration and prevent dryness and wrinkles. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients that can help to protect the skin from damage and promote skin health. Focus on eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, such as berries, leafy greens, and brightly colored vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes.
Nuts and seeds are a great source of healthy fats and antioxidants, both of which can help to protect the skin and maintain its youthful appearance. Try to incorporate almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds into your diet.
Fish, especially fatty fish like salmon and sardines, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory effects and can help to reduce the risk of skin problems like acne and psoriasis.
Green tea is rich in antioxidants, including polyphenols, which can help to protect the skin from damage and promote skin health. Try to drink at least one cup of green tea per day.
Red wine is a good source of resveratrol, an antioxidant that is believed to have anti-aging and protective effects on the skin. However, it is important to drink in moderation, as excessive alcohol consumption can have negative effects on skin health.
Here are 2 Biba Approved recipes that not only taste good, but will help to make your skin look good!
This breakfast recipe comes from my dear friend, Abby Lauren, a prodigy nutritionist who shifted her efforts into biotech. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!
CHIA SEED PUDDING
(makes enough for 5 days!)
4 c coconut milk
2 c water
4 c frozen raspberries
2 c whole chia seeds
1 TBS unsweetened vanilla extract (or one vanilla bean, sliced open and scraped)
2 dates (pits removed)
Place the coconut milk, water, raspberries and dates into a blender and pulse until blended. Mix the chia seeds, raspberry milk, and vanilla and let sit for at least 25-30 minutes or ideally, overnight in the fridge. Then, spoon into 10 serving glasses or 8oz mason jars for easy access. You can top this pudding with raw almond butter, chopped nuts, or fresh fruit of your choice.
I picked this recipe that could be turned into a bowl dish as well:)
2 Boiled Beets, cut to bite size pieces
1 Avocado, cut to bite size pieces
1 Carrot, shredded
1 Cucumber, cut to bite size pieces
Butter Lettuce (about 10 oz) or one head
Dressing - mix the ingredients well with a small whisk or in your food processor
2 TBS Balsamic Vinegar
1 TBS Dijon Mustard
Sea salt and Pepper to taste
Beets should be preferably slightly warm. Mix the dressing and pour it over the veggies. GENTLY toss all ingredients and serve. If you desire more variety or a larger quantity, you might want to add 2 cups of cooked quinoa, crumbled goat or feta cheese, sliced hard-boiled eggs, or some toasted coarsely chopped walnuts.