Fatty fish high in omega-3 fatty acids are excellent foods to maintain healthy skin. Pick either salmon, mackerel or herring. Salmon is our favourite due to its versatility and vibrant colour.
Try our Tandoori Salmon Skewers recipe!
2. Sweet Potatoes
This humble root vegetable is great for your skin due to its high content of beta-carotene, which as carotenoids help to shield skin from harmful UV rays and environmental pollutants. They also make fantastic chips!
Try our Crumbed Fish With Sweet Potato Chips recipe!
The superfruit has always been lauded for its skin-boosting powers thanks to its high content and wide variety of nutrients that consist of 20 different vitamins and minerals.
Try our Tuna, Wasabi and Soy Poke Bowl recipe!
4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Packed with the antioxidant polyphenols, extra virgin olive oil is an ingredient which could help combat damaging free radicals to slow down the body’s ageing process. Your skin will especially benefit from this anti-ageing effect.
Try our Mixed Green Beans, Peas, Hazelnut & Pancetta Salad recipe!
Another vegetable which is rich in beta-carotene and a pre-cursor to vitamin A, carrots can help decrease the oil production in skin and keep skin looking fresh and clear.
Try our Carrot and Lentil Soup With Coriander Pesto recipe!
A fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts are known to help increase collagen production in the skin when consumed, helping to keep skin plump, smoother and more radiant.
Try our Spelt Pasta With Broccolini And Walnuts recipe
The superveggie broccoli is known to contain many nutrients beneficial to health, but at the top is its special compound called sulforaphane which is known to have anti-inflammatory effects and helps protect your skin.
Try our Quinoa Salad With Broccoli & Orange recipe!
Another rich source of beta-carotene, tomatoes also contain lutein and lycopene – both potent antioxidants which can help protect skin from free radicals and UV damage.
Try our Caprese Salad recipe!
Berries are superfoods packed with vitamins and antioxidants (that’s how they get their vibrant colours!), so they provide the skin protection from external aggressors.
Try our Bircher Muesli recipe!
10. Dark Chocolate
Choose dark chocolate with at least 70 per cent cacao content to reap the full benefits of chocolate’s flavonols which is a potent antioxidant. A higher cacao content also means that it has less sugar and hence better for your skin.
Try our Flourless Chocolate Meringue Cake recipe!