Glow to Go, a salad that feeds your skinPosted on: 05 February 2018 by 50connect editorial
Eat your way to beautifully glowing skin this winter with nutrition advice from skin expert Abigail James
Having teamed up with international facialist and wellbeing expert, Abigail James, the healthy hangout in London, Squirrel, has created a salad that feeds your skin the nutrients its crying out for, helping you on the right path to beautifully healthy and glowing skin.
A medley of skin loving ingredients, the concept behind the Glow to Go has it all. From antioxidant rich ingredients for their anti-ageing benefits to foods high in vitamin C for boosting collagen production, as well as skin plumping omega-3 fatty acids, foods high in fibre to support digestive health and liver-loving ingredients, all of which are important factors and foods for promoting radiant, clear and glowing skin.
So what are the key ingredients to beautiful skin?
Delicious on a salad, these seeds contain antioxidants to support the ageing process by protecting against free radical damage. Pomegranates are also a good source of vitamin C, crucial for maintaining plumpness of the skin through optimising collagen production.
Dark green leafy vegetables
Spinach and rocket are bursting with skin supporting vitamins and minerals. From vitamin C for a collagen boost to anti-inflammatory compounds and magnesium for assisting with troublesome skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and eczema; dark green leafy vegetables are a must in achieving super skin status.
A healthy liver is essential for good skin health as it’s responsible for detoxification of potentially harmful toxins in the body, as well as dealing with the processing of hormones, which is why it plays such an important role in breakouts and those with problematic skin to promote a clear complexion. Beetroot supports detoxification as it contains phytochemicals that stimulate the production of a powerful antioxidant that aids general liver function and helps to neutralise toxins.
Contains vitamin C and anthocyanins in red cabbage contain antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage. Red cabbage is especially high in collagen boosting vitamin C compared to its green counter parts so it promotes more youthful, plump skin!
Squash is a favourite seasonal ingredient that contains beta carotene, a member of the carotenoid family, which can be converted to vitamin A in the body, an essential vitamin for a clear complexion, as well as protecting the skin against sun damage.
These vegan seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to moisturise the skin, reduce redness and inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids can only be obtained through the diet so it’s vital to keep levels topped up through dietary sources. Flaxseed is also a great source of fibre, crucial for skin health through contributing to a healthy digestive system and the removal of toxins from the body.
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