What to Eat for Healthy Skin

Here are my 3 top tips for healthy glowing skin, I guarantee if you follow them you will notice a difference! No expensive creams or face masks needed just a high dose of nutritious food…and lots of water!

Tip 1. Cut out toxic oils

Tip number 1 is to stop eating hydrolised vegetable oils. This is a big one!  I will confidently tell you this, if you want clear skin cut out these toxic oils from your diet.

Vegetable oils become toxic and rancid firstly from the process of extracting the oil from the seed, then also once heated during cooking. The chemical structure of the oil changes, and they become highly reactive causing many free radicals in the body. These free radicals roam around the body and attack healthy cells including skin cells.

Firstly, stop cooking with vegetable oils and avoid using vegetable spreads.

Examples are margarine, canola oil, rapeseed oil, cotton seed oil, and corn oil. Use olive oil for salads and dressing foods, and coconut oil, ghee or organic butter for cooking.

Secondly you need to limit your take-a-way foods, and ideally cut them out completely. Restaurants and fast food outlets will use hydrolysed vegetables oils as they are cheap and they are great at making food crisp up when baking or frying.

Thirdly, avoid processed foods that come in packets, as almost ALL of these foods will contain vegetables oils.Examples are crackers, biscuits, cereals, chips and almost all snack foods.

Tip 2. Include plenty of healthy fats in your diet

Now that we have gotten rid of the bad toxic oils in your body and skin, tip number 2 is to plump it up your skin with some healthy fats.

Skin cells are made of fat….in fact all cells in our body are made up of fat! Eating healthy fats will keep your skin moisturised and help to maintain its elasticity (which also means less wrinkles).

You need to start eating more avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, walnuts, salmon, sardines and all sorts of other healthy fats. Coconut oil is a big one because it has anti-bacterial properties which does wonders for clearing up your skin!

Tip 3. Include plenty of fruit and vegetables in your diet

Fruit and veggies (esp the bright coloured ones) are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.These compounds get rid of the free-radicals, which attach on to healthy skin cells and cause damage. They also contain loads of vitamins and minerals that are so important for healthy skin.

I recommend you eat at least 6 servings per day of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables. Examples, are carrots, sweet potato, tomatoes, capsicum, blackberries and blueberries.