In This Video I Share My Tips On The Foods That Will Help You To Glow From Within
There are so many lotions and potions available on the market, which claim to help make us glow. However, I firmly believe that true glow comes from within; it’s all about how we nourish ourselves.
Eat more oily fish
As well as being an excellent source of protein, fish is also a natural source of the essential fatty acid Omega-3, which is really key for keeping our skin glowing. The best sources of oily fish are salmon, tuna, sardines, herring and mackerel. I strongly recommend getting some good forms of Omega-3 in your diet. If you’re vegetarian, your best source of Omega-3 comes from nuts and seeds.
Max out on purple foods
Purple foods, such as red cabbage, aubergine, beetroot, purple berries (blueberries and blackberries), are key to prevent premature ageing. The purple pigment in these foods offer a really protective anti-oxidant that works to delay premature ageing. Purple food isn’t a colour that often springs to mind when we think about eating, but I encourage you to get colourful and creative with your meals and to ensure that you’re finding as many purple foods in your diet each day as you can.
Drink enough water
If you want healthy and glowing skin, hydration is absolutely key. The only difference between a raisin and a grape is that the raisin has had the water sucked out of it – it’s dehydrated. This is exactly what will happen to your skin cells if you don’t keep regularly hydrated. So, I say that water, water and more water is key to nice glowing skin – think of a nice plump water balloon, that’s exactly what we’re aiming for when it comes to our skin cells.
I recommend keeping a water bottle with you throughout the day, which you can constantly re-fill to make sure you don’t get dehydrated suddenly. Ultimately, aim for 2 litres (around 8 glasses) per day – spread it throughout the day, not all at once.
Eat healthy fats
One of the key things for glowing skin is eating healthy fats. Every single cell in our body has an outer layer of essential fatty acids on it. To keep this plump, we need to ensure that we’re eating good quality fats. Nuts and seeds are a perfect skin-friendly food.
Swap your latte for green tea
Green tea is your skin’s best friend. Packed with antioxidants, this drink helps to protect your skin cells from elements, such as pollution and the sun. Try to phase out your coffees and lattes and replace these with one or two cups of green tea a day.
Disclaimer: Created in partnership with Whole Foods Market.
Hair and makeup by Arabella Preston
Director: Susannah Taylor
Production and filming by Pocket Motion Pictures