In Season this month – April
Asparagus, Broccoli, Chicory, New Potatoes, Purple sprouting broccoli, Radishes, Rhubarb, Rocket, Spinach, Spring Onions, Watercress
A good diet consisting of fresh, untreated foods is crucial for the health of your entire body and your skin. Looking at skin health, a good diet reduces the speed at which the skin ages and degenerates. Eating plenty of antioxidant rich foods is therefore essential. I really believe in the power of fresh and seasonal vegetables and fruits as a foundation for a healthy body. Eating the rainbow is so important, to get a good balance of what your body needs.
These colourful foods include:
Red, orange and yellow vegetables and fruits such as sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots and watermelon
Purple foods such as berries
Green foods such as watercress, kale alfalfa sprouts and broccoli
Seed foods such as peas and whole grains, fresh nuts, seeds and their oils, and onions and garlic.
Omega 3 and 6 essential fats in your diet are vital as they are part of each cell and help keep the skin soft and plump. Eat plenty of fish, nuts, seeds and their oils
Watercress adds a peppery taste to any dish and is highly nutritious, being rich in vitamins A, C and E as well as a good source of iron, calcium and folate. Add to salads or try a delicious soup – see the recipe on my blog pages.