TOP 3 FOODS TO NOURISH YOUR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE-OUT
Skincare: something you constantly hear about, are told to care about, and WANT to care about - but where do you start?
It's not uncommon to want to feel good and have your skin reflect that, but pinpointing ways to improve your exterior is not always the easiest thing to do. Now, I am by NO means a nutritionist, but luckily, when I wanted to do a piece focused on caring for your skin from the inside out, I knew just the girl to ask. Nutritionist-to-be Bella Rosair is one of my oldest friends, and her recipes do NOT disappoint. Keep reading to see which foods I'm eating, and try out these recipes courtesy of the lovely Bella.
High in antioxidants, blueberries are full of fibre and nutrients, so they're great for supporting your skin's ability to fight inflammation. Blueberries have also been shown to be great for circulation, which can help your skin have access to the tools it needs to rejuvenate - which is also great for fighting premature ageing (need we say more?).
One of Bella's go-to smoothie bowls is one that will leave your tastebuds thinking it's summer. Packed with frozen mango, passionfruit, greek yoghurt, almond milk and (most importantly) blueberries, this bowl is so creamy and sweet. Bella tops hers with fresh strawberries and granola for a filling and fruity breakfast.
Full of healthy fats, avocados are a great way to fuel flexible and moisturised skin. They are also great source of vitamin E, which helps protect your skin from oxidative damage.
One of Bella's favourite ways to enjoy avo is as a topping on stuffed sweet potatoes. Stuffed with lentils, goats cheese and served with leafy greens, this a hearty, meat-free option your insides will love.
Richer than most nuts in omega-3 and omega-6, walnuts are full of essential fatty acids that your body can't make itself. Walnuts are also a great source of zinc, which is a crucial nutrient that your skin barrier needs, promoting healing and fighting inflammation.
Bella likes adding walnuts to salads for a tasty crunch with a healthy bonus. Try your hand at a dukkah roasted eggplant salad with pomegranate and walnuts for a refreshing (and delicious) meal or side.
WORDS | Brittany Ross
IMAGERY | Balanced with Bella