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  • Writer's pictureKate Roberts Nutrition

How to feed your Summer Skin

Summer is a time we want our skin to glow, so knowing which foods are beneficial for skin health is key.

Eating the recommended 5 portions of fruit & vegetables each day is a great place to start. Antioxidants contained in these foods help to combat damage at the cellular level protecting your skin from the inside out⁣.

Choose orange coloured fruits & veggies to boost beta carotene, a source of Vitamin A needed for skin maintenance and repair, whilst strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are all excellent sources of vitamin C essential for collagen synthesis which helps to give skin its structure⁣.

Pairing seasonal veggies with a portion of seafood can also help our skin. Shellfish such as crab, lobster & oysters are rich in minerals copper & zinc which play an important role in skin healing and elasticity. Oily fish, like mackerel are abundant at this time of year and an excellent source of omega 3 fats.⁣

These essential fats cannot be made by the body & must be sourced from our diet in order to benefit from their anti-inflammatory properties & ensure healthy cell membranes. Aim for 2 portions of fresh tinned or smoked fish each week, one of which should be oily.

To promote a youthful glow, proper hydration is key. Try to drink at least 8 glasses or 1.5 litres of water throughout the day, more in hot weather. Being optimally hydrated not only helps to plump up your skin & flush away toxins but also improves cognitive function + physical performance. #summerskin #nutritiontips #skinhealth

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