Happy Friday! It’s the end of the week and you are planning for the weekend. Maybe you are having friends over or just looking to enjoy family time. Inevitably you are thinking about what to have for dinner that will minimize your time in the kitchen and maximize enjoyment. And with everything you need to do, you may not be thinking about making a meal that is good for your skin.
We’re here to help! All of your efforts to get healthy, beautiful skin from the outside may not be effective if you are not following a healthy diet. Your skin health depends as much on what you eat as it does on the products you use. You can eat your way to healthy skin with a well-rounded diet of healthy fats, sufficient protein, lots of fruits and veggies and a few power foods!
And food that is good for your mind, body and skin can also be easy to make and super flavorful. We love this recipe for Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Lemon-Garlic Spinach from Cooking Light because it checks all 3 of those boxes, plus the guests love the presentation. Bon appétit!
Here’s how the key foods in this recipe help support skin health:
Salmon is not only an excellent source of protein, it is rich in anti-aging ingredients, including omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s contain alpha-linolenic acid, which helps to nourish skin and keep it smooth, supple and youthful. Salmon has also been found to help reduce inflammation and may help ease chronic skin problems, like psoriasis flare-ups.
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, antioxidants that have excellent anti-aging benefits. Vitamin A has been found to revitalize skin by increasing cell turnover. Vitamin C boosts production of collagen fibers that help keep skin smooth and firm.
Don’t underestimate onions! Not only do onions add flavor to recipes, they are rich in quercetin, an antioxidant that protects against wrinkles. It may also help protect skin against UV damage.
Remember, following a healthy, balanced diet will help your overall health as well as your skin health. So begin making changes to your diet today! Let us know what you think of this recipe and please share your own with us!
Check back in 2 weeks for more food ideas and remember – tracking your progress and getting personalized tips is easy with OKU, the first iPhone enabled skin coach. Learn more at getoku.com!