Nutritionist Paula Simpson Tells INO Mommy Eating Right Keeps Skin Beautiful
While many women focus on treating aging skin from the outside with topical solutions, many don’t think about feeding your skin from the inside-out to prevent the dreaded signs of aging. Paula Simpson – expert nutritionist – offered some of the best foods to beautify your skin from the inside-out and her tips on how to get the most from them.
Salmon: Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, this cold water fish is high in protein and B-12 vitamin to nourish skin and keep it plump and youthful, helping to reduce wrinkles!
Paula recommends: baking, steaming or grilling in order to preserve omega-3s and to keep down your total fat intake.
Broccoli: Packed with vitamins A and C which regulates production of sebum, this dark green veggie provides powerful anti-oxidants to help the skin stay radiant.
Tomato: Antioxidant compounds found in tomatoes and similar fruits and veggies fight damage caused by free radicals which makes the skin look younger and more radiant.
Paula recommends: drinking nutri-cosmetic beauty drinks which combine tomato, broccoli and powerful superfruits which cleanse the system and the skin of toxins.
Melon: Properties of melons like cantaloupe are high in vitamin C and contain no fat or cholesterol. They’re also packed with beta-carotene which has been proven to brighten skin and heal some of the sun’s photo-aging damage.
Paula recommends: fill up on melon early in the morning without the need for sugary juices, this will get you energized and improve the skin’s structure and firmness.
Avocado: Provides essential fatty acids (good fat) which have been proven to help skin glow.
Paula recommends: adding a half an avocado to salads to get your dose of good fat and also stay fuller longer.