Wellness From Within: Beauty Foods For You
7 April 2020
While compiling your weekly shopping list, keep in mind foods that bring about wellness from within – as that is where it begins. These are foods that support the body as a whole as well as healthy skin, hair and nails.
With this in mind, our experts have gathered a list of foods that are simple additions to your daily life, but make a world of difference when it comes to improving your overall wellbeing and physical self.
Containing a high level of omega-3 fatty acids, salmon plays a large role in keeping your skin hydrated in addition to promoting cognitive function, research shows. In addition, the Vitamin D contained within the fish is essential for bone health while selenium helps strengthen your skin’s defenses against damage. Opt for wild salmon for the maximum benefits.
Damage caused by free radicals appear over time as fine lines and sagginess in the skin, among other things, but you can help prevent this by including antioxidant-rich foods in your diet such as mixed berries. Their high content of Vitamin C boosts collagen production. Keep your eyes on blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries – all of which can be easily mixed into a delicious salad daily.
While coffee may be your morning drink of choice (and it does have its health benefits), green tea has a powerful effect on your overall wellbeing. Sipping a cup or two of green tea during your day helps your skin become smoother and more elastic, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. To boot, they are full of flavonoids which, studies show, quell inflammation and reduce plaque buildup inside arteries.
A great snack (in moderation), they are also extremely beneficial as ‘beauty food.’ These tiny morsels are packed with Vitamin E which helps make your skin more supple and smooth. Research suggests it may also help fight signs of aging by protecting your skin from damage caused by UV rays while preventing your skin from drying out.
In addition to nutrient-rich foods, the ability to add nutrient-rich and results-based products to your daily or weekly routine is crucial to your wellness. This includes applying a nourishing moisturizer or body oil daily and keeping your skin and body care routines consistent.
Self-care products such as a superfood-enriched facial oil help feed your skin the nutrients it needs daily while a detox-boosting body oil can help remove built-up impurities and toxins within the body to keep it at its optimal self. For more self-care products, used at our spas around the world, visit www.timetospa.com