Salad Recipes for Healthy Skin
We’ve all been there. We binge on snacks, pizza or our favourite comfort foods and the next day we feel the effects, not just on our waistline but also our complexion! Our in-house nutritionist has created 4 unique salad recipes, each targeted towards your specific skincare need. Try making these salad recipes for healthy skin, choose the recipe that’s right for you.
Kale & Artichoke Detox Salad Recipe
Kale – helps support detoxification enzymes in the liver and general liver and kidney function, which are the main detox organs of the body. Kale is also rich in magnesium to help relax muscles, relieving tension, aiding sleep and digestion.
Artichoke Hearts – artichokes stimulate liver function and bile flow, which are important for detoxification. They are beneficial for digestion, helping relieve indigestion and reducing bloating.
Beetroot – rich in the antioxidant betacyanin, which gives its rich colour. Detoxification processes produce free radicals, so plenty of antioxidants are needed to neutralise these. Beetroot can also help increase energy levels, lower blood pressure and boost exercise performance.
Pumpkin Seeds – a rich source of zinc, which is needed for the maintenance of skin and protection of cells against oxidative stress. Needed for healing and repair, so important for the healing of blemishes and preventing scar formation. Studies have shown zinc can reduce the severity of acne.
Other ingredients: avocado, olive oil, lemon juice. Best served with: SKIN DETOX
Skin Glow Salmon Niçoise Salad Recipe
Salmon – oily fish are the best source of omega-3 fats for giving you glowing and supple skin and healthy hair and nails. Also rich in selenium, which supports the body’s inbuilt antioxidant systems. One of the few dietary sources of vitamin D.
Eggs – a complete protein source, which is needed for the formation of collagen and elastin. Also rich in skin essentials vitamins A and D, needed for the growth and development of skin cells. Vitamin D can also modulate inflammation and may protect against UV damage.
Olives – rich in healthy monounsaturated fats to nourish skin and plenty of antioxidants to protect it. An excellent source of vitamin E, which helps skin retain moisture, aids skin healing and can help relieve skin complaints.
Sweet Potato – a fantastic source of slow-releasing energy and one of the best sources of beta-carotene, or pro-vitamin A; just 100g provide 100% RDA. Beta-carotene has antioxidant actions to protect against free radical damage and is essential for maintaining firm and damage resistant skin and for skin and healing.
Other ingredients: mixed leaves, green beans. Best served with SKIN BRILLIANCE
Anti-Ageing Salad Recipe – Jewelled Quinoa
Quinoa – eaten as a grain but actually a seed, so contains double the protein of other grains, and more nutrients. Low GI, so prevents blood sugar highs, which lead to collagen cross-linking. An excellent source of manganese (100g contains 95% RDA), which contributes to the normal function of collagen and protects against oxidative stress.
Pomegranate – renowned for its anti-ageing properties, packed with antioxidants to fight free radical damage and reduce inflammation, both key factors in the ageing process. A good source of collagen boosting vitamin C and potassium for lowering blood pressure. Also has antibacterial and anti-viral properties to keep gums and teeth healthy.
Walnuts – contain omega-3 essential fats to help moisturise skin from within and reduce inflammation. Omega-3’s also protect the heart, joints and brain and are good for mood. In addition, walnuts are rich in anti-ageing antioxidants, minerals and B vitamins.
Tomatoes – a great source of the antioxidant lycopene, which protects skin against damage from UV rays, the biggest single contributor towards skin ageing. Also rich in other antioxidants, vitamin C and ‘skin hero’ vitamin A, essential for skin’s integrity – meaning skin that is firm, resists damage and can heal quickly.
Other Ingredients: crumbled feta, cucumber, chopped parsley and coriander. Best served with SKIN REVIVE
Energy Boosting Chicken Salad Recipe
Watercress, Spinach and rocket – these dark green leaves are rich in iron, essential for preventing fatigue. Iron is also needed for transporting oxygen in the blood around the body including to the skin. Also provide magnesium for energy production.
Beans/lentils – high in B vitamins essential for energy production, provide soluble fibre, which is good for keeping you feeling full. Also a good source of protein for collagen production. Also a good source of zinc, B vitamins and iron.
Wholewheat pasta – releases its energy more slowly than white pasta, and is very filling, which is beneficial as we usually feel more hungry when tired. The combination of slow releasing carbs and protein from the chicken and beans will balance blood sugar levels, energy, appetite and mood. Also rich in B vitamins, fibre and manganese.
Chicken – high in the mineral selenium, which supports the function of the body’s inbuilt antioxidant systems and thyroid function, which governs metabolism. Also a good source of protein, zinc, vitamins B3, B5 and B6.
Other ingredients: toasted pine nuts, lemon juice, olive oil and chopped chilli (optional). Best served with SKIN VITALITY
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