Healthy, glowing skin in just minutes every morning
-Nov 10, Ashley Siedentopf, Beauty -
Ashley Siedentopf is a nutrition coach who insists that great skin and good health starts with what you eat. Here, she shares her favourite ways to eat yourself younger.
Although there are lots of healthy 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 try adding these natural treasures 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. It is the polyphenol compound, found in pomegranate, which aids 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 and firmness.
Age-busting superfood 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 and shiny hair. For breakfast you can sneak avocado into an omelette or a smoothie bowl.
Turn back the clock with kale and 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 antioxidant 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 it contains. It’s the 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!
What’s your favourite healthy breakfast? Let us know in the comments below…