Howdy lovelies! How’s it going? The weekend is here and I’m so happy. It’s been a manic week in the lab, but now its time to unwind and relax. The best thing is that I’m not working tomorrow either…BONUS!
Thank you all for your lovely comments and helpful advice about my knee. I’ve had the boyfriend look at it (final year medic) and he assures me that its not inflamed, but it still doesn’t feel right. I’ve just been doing some light exercises that avoids putting any stress on it. Tomorrow is my rest day, so fingers crossed it should be all systems go for my Sunday run! 😀
It’s Friday which means its time for my Friday Feature post…check it out!
When we think about what foods to eat we mainly consider their beneficial values for our bodies, but there are so many foods that are particularly good for your your skin. So here’s just a few food goodies that will make your skin SHINE.
This creamy rich fruit is full of natural fats and oils, but don’t be scared all of these fats are really good for you. Not only does it taste amazing and can be made into many delicious dishes it is also abundant in vitamin B3.
Vitamin B3 is great for treating irritated, red and blotchy skin and one avocado contains approximately 3.8 mg-SO EAT UP!
These lil’ nuts are not only tasty, but they are packed full of massive amounts of Vitamin E. Why is Vitamin E so special? It’s extremely nourishing for the skin, moisturising and protecting the skin from the signs of aging and skin damage.
So grab a handful and reap in the goodness.
3. Cottage Cheese
In fact most dairy is good for healthy bones and skin. However, cottage cheese in particular is rich in a mineral called Selenium. This free-radical buster is a potent natural antioxidant that can protect against cellular damage.
Good for fries, mash and jackets and good for your skin too. They are full to the brim with copper which teams up with Vitamin C and zinc to build elastin fibres, which your skin uses like scaffolding.
A lack of copper in your diet can cause the skin to look tired and reduce it’s ability to heal upon injury.
5. Wheat Germ
Wheat germ makes a great addition to green smoothies, oats and cereals.
It’s highly nutritious and contains biotin, which is a form of Vitamin B important for your skins general health.
…and lots of them! All berries are full of anti-oxidants that neutralise harmful free radicals. The darker the berry the better it is for you and the more your skin will GLOW.
7. Green Tea
There are so many health benefits to drinking green tea. Not only is it full of anti-oxidant goodness (and we all know how good they are!) it is also full of regenerative properties too.
Sit back and relax and brew yourself a cuppa green tea!
This super green contains sulforaphane which helps to give the skin it’s elasticity and bounce.
Broccoli is also great for protecting the skin against the harmful cellular damage caused by UV rays from the sun. It is also believed that it can slow down the effects of ageing.
So it’s true what they say “you are what you eat…”
Do you take in to account the effects that some foods can have on your skin? Do you eat any particular foods especially for their beneficial properties for your skin?
Have an amazing weekend everyone! 😀