Although there are lots of anti-ageing creams available on the market, did you know that there are some foods that can actually slow down the ageing process? True natural beauty begins from within so over the coming months, I will be sharing some of my favourite beauty-boosting food.
Try adding these skin loving foods to your breakfast for youthful, glowing skin in a matter of minutes every day:
Soften Your Skin with Pomegranates
A fruit that is packed with Vitamin C and guards the skin against the wrinkles and the effects caused by sun damage. Polyphenol compound, found in pomegranate, aid the fighting process for the damage caused by the free radicals and helps in preservation of collagen in the body. Regular consumption of this fruit plumps up your skin – also making it smoother.
Blueberries and Blackberries, Best for Smoothing Fine Lines
These tiny delicious berries are abundant in antioxidants that provides skin an extra protection which protects it from further damage caused by sun exposure, emotional stress and over-exercising. One to two servings a day will help repair the structure of the cells by improving fine lines, wrinkles & firmness.
Age-Busting Super Food – Avocado
To stay young and keep looking healthy from inside out, avocado is one of the best age busting superfoods. This is high in Vitamin E and provides skin-protective antioxidants. It is also essential for glowing skin & shiny hair. For breakfast you can sneak avocado into an omelette or a smoothie bowl.
Turn Back the Clock with Kale & Spinach
These two amazing green leafy veggies contain polynutrients and antioxidant compounds that help sun damaged skin. Spinach contains a beta-carotene which turns to vitamin A and is a powerful anti-oxidant which improves elasticity of the skin and helps combat oxidation – which causes ageing and illness. Kale and spinach are both perfect to pop into this skin-loving breakfast smoothie that even kids will love.
Diminish Your Dark Spots with Green Tea
Green tea not only boosts the metabolism, but also gives your skin a glowing texture by slowing down the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles, due to the polyphenols present in it. It’s a perfect swap for coffee in the morning.
How to make an acai bowl:
You have probably seen acai bowls all over Instagram – if you’re wondering how to make one at home, here’s a delicious recipe that’s perfect for breakfast below. And, this Brazilian-themed breakfast is a wonderful way to chase away the winter blues!
Ashley Siedentopf is a Healthy food and Nutrition consultant and also the creator of Ashfab Nutrition; an online destination for natural nutrition information, health, wellness, and beauty tips, product reviews, articles, beauty food feasting recipes, as well as life style and cooking videos to help you feel and look fabulous from the inside out.
She is the soon-to-be author of Feed Yourself Fabulous, a health, cookbook and beauty bible to help you eat fab, feel fab, live fab, and look fab.
What’s your favourite healthy breakfast? Let us know in the comments below…