Here are quick tips on the kinds of food you should incorporate more into your diets to help you loose weight and have a shiny glowing skin.
1. Tomatoes: Raw tomatoes/ tomato sauces and tomato juice help clear up acne. According to Alan Logan, a Doctor and Author of "The Clear Skin Diet",the "phytochemical" that makes a tomato red helps lower acne hormones. Including tomato based foods into your diet btw 3-5 times a week can not only combat stubborn spots, but also reduce your waist line.
Fruits: If you are a regular on the blog, you will notice how much I emphasise on eat fruits. If you don't like to eat them raw, then blend them (check out my previous post on smoothie recipes), If you don't like smoothies, then please juice your fresh fruit (ditch the ones in the pack and see the difference). Fruits help your body fight off blemishes. Need i say more?
Fish/ Seafood: Diets high in fish/seafood reduces wrinkles according to an International Journal of American College of Nutrition. The Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and seafood slows down the ageing process. Try using Titus, Catfish, Croaker, or any other kind of fish that you love. You can try tuna sandwich for breakfast, fish sauce and brown rice for lunch, or fish pepper soup for dinner.
Brown Rice: Ceramides is a nutrient found in brown rice, which can help maintain the skin's moisture. Brown rice hydrates the outer layer of the skin thereby revealing a really lovely glow! Try making your brown rice with shrimps and loads of veggies as seen below...
Yoghurt: Switch your ice creams with yummy delicious fat free yoghurt (or even full fat ones, but take in moderation). If you seriously want scrumptious looking skin, eat yoghurt because it is filled with protein, calcium, Vitamin D, and probiotics (which aids easy digestion). Yoghurt also reduces skin discolouration and can be used for a home-made spa facial too.
Extra Tip: Use organic yoghurt for your face.
Step 1: wash your face
Step 2: rub yoghurt on face and leave for 10 minutes
Step 3: Rinse with warm water.
Benefits: Helps smoothen, moisturise and exfoliate your skin.
Most of the recommendations above are realistic and do-able. If you are having difficulty changing your diet, try introducing these foods gradually and play around with how you make them..