Eating and Juicing your way to skin health

The A, C and E Vitamins are the staple vitamins in skin care cosmeceuticals and serums, so how can we complement our topical skin care with food?

Balanced nutrient intake and the vitamins that matter to skin health, we are just not getting enough of them. A fantastic way of getting a vitamin nutrient hit is whole juicing. There is little wonder the NutriBullet has become such a popular product. As many of you know, cooking is not one of my strong points so I have sought the help of the cooking husband in preparing the meals.

The benefits of bespoke homemade whole juice are immense, boosting the immune system, increasing mental clarity, helping to clear your complexion, improve circulation, lower blood pressure aid in balancing blood sugar and even cleanse the colon.

The reason products like the NutriBullet are so much better than a traditional juicer is you gain all the fibre often discarded with a regular juicing machine. Traditional juicing is less beneficial than eating the vegetables or fruit, so ditch the juicer and get something like the NutriBullet.

Whole juicing enables you to gain the maximum mix of vitamin-rich ingredients, more of them than eating as when it mashes down into a glass you can take so much more than the huge plateful if you were to eat regularly the ingredients.

The whole juices, simply prepare ingredients put them all into your NutriBullet or similar blender and get blending.

Carrot and Spinach for Omega 3 and Omega 6

A is for Acne and Vitamin A is for fighting acne breakout.

Vitamin A is a crucial vitamin required for sight, gene transcription and boosting immune function, plus is fantastic for skin health.

  • 4 Carrots
  • 3 Apricots
  • 1/2 Rockmelon (Cantaloupe)
  • 1 Mango
  • 3 Egg yolks or whole eggs
  • Tablespoon of Olive oil

“Certain nutrients, including vitamins A, K, E and D, are fat-soluble, meaning that fat must be present for your body to absorb them properly.”

Complimenting lunch

  • Grated carrot salad with
  • Cos or Romaine Lettuce,
  • Watercress,
  • Hard Goats Cheese and season with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Complimenting dinner

  • Red meat and complement that with 3 to 4 tablespoons of beef gelatin dissolved in hot water or gravy. If you do not know about the health benefits of gelatin and how modern diets are missing it, we will be writing about that soon.
  • Cooked sweet potato
  • Cooked carrots
  • In emulsion cooked Kale – in a large pan or wok, put a knob of butter, some garlic, a little salt, a little water or white wine and cook until tender.
Vitamin C for Skin Health

C is for anti-ageing and healing

Vitamin C is used throughout the body for healing scar tissue, maintaining and fortifying blood vessels and cartilage. Required for the synthesis of dopamine, peptide hormones and tyrosine, invaluable to the body is too simply put. Another nutrient that helps prevent oxidative stress to the body and is also considered a cancer inhibitor.

  • 12 Strawberries
  • 1/2 Guava or 3 Oranges or Blood Oranges depending on availability
  • 4 Kiwi Fruit
  • Whole head of Broccoli
  • Tablespoon of Olive oil

“Feel free to increase the fruit content to offset the Broccoli flavour.”

Complimenting lunch

  • Tomato & Pasta cold salad with herbs
  • Cooked pasta or gluten free pasta
  • Finely chop bell or red peppers (Capsicum)
  • Mustard Greens
  • Bean Sprouts (Kidney)
  • Chives
  • Fresh Basil
  • Season with Salt and Olive Oil

Complimenting dinner

  • Beef stirfry with sundried tomatoes & peppers
  • Strip cut sundried tomatoes and peppers
  • Broccoli sliced
  • Peas (Mange Tout) or Sugar Snap
  • Fresh Basil and Rosemary to flavour
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Quick fry in coconut oil
  • Season with Salt, Pepper and Olive Oil
Vitamin E Avocado Juice

E is for Eyes, & fights oxidative stress on the body plus is great for heart health.

Vitamin E is a collection of 8 fat-soluble vitamins that help prevent oxidative stress to the body. Sufficient amounts of vitamin E can help defend against heart disease, cancer, and age-related eye damage “macular degeneration”.

  • 1 Avocado
  • 4 Kiwi Fruits
  • 1/2 Rockmelon (Cantaloupe)
  • 1/2 a Mango
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive oil

If it is a little thick to drink, mix in some full-fat milk (not low-fat milk) 

“Avocado is high in unsaturated fat, bringing Olive oil into the recipe helps to balance the fat content and boosts the intake of Vitamin E.”

Complimenting lunch

  • English spinach salad with
  • Prawns
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Watercress
  • Tomato
  • Seasoned with a little salt and Olive Oil

Complimenting dinner

  • Rainbow Trout with Prawns
  • Cooked Sweet Potato and or
  • Butternut Pumpkin (Squash) and or
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • In emulsion cooked Spinach – in a large pan or wok, put a knob of butter, some garlic, a little salt, a little water or white wine and cook until tender.

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