4 Healthier Easter Recipes for Happy Skin
Easter isn’t far away, and one thing is for sure – there will be plenty of delicious food to enjoy when your family gathers together! But in the spirit of nutrition month – and for the sake of your skin (and waistline) – why not try making some Easter recipes that are healthier alternatives to your traditional Easter dishes and desserts?
Back Away From the Sugar!
We all love a delicious sweet treat. And it’s Easter, right!? Well yes, it is, but also keep in mind that sugar (whether natural or processed) permanently damages proteins in your body when consumed in high concentrations. And a lot of that protein is collagen.
Collagen gives your skin its structure, stopping it from sagging, wrinkling, while also helping it to heal. Meaning, with a decreased rate of collagen production, your skin is going to age. Fast.
So kiss the sweet stuff goodbye, and try to go for recipes that are low in sugar.
Remember that Fruit is Your Friend
Want a glowing complexion? Up your fruit intake! Certain fruit and berries are hugely beneficial when it comes to eating a healthy skin diet – and will help you on the road to having gorgeous, glowing skin.
Choose fruits like blackberries, strawberries and pomegranates that not only look delectable, but are full of powerful antioxidants that slow down the aging process.
You may also like to look for Easter recipes that feature pectin-rich fruits like apples and kiwis which will help eliminate acne. Or add in some fruits that are high in Vitamin A and complex proteins which help to nourish the skin – like bananas and papayas.
Don’t Miss Out on Healthy Fats – Hop To It!
Omega-3 fatty acids are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes. These polyunsaturated fats also help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier and help keep the skin hydrated and looking youthful.
Powerful antioxidants like omega-3’s also have the ability to provide some protection for your skin against the sun – and repair damage it may have already caused. Plus, they have anti-inflammatory properties which can give relief to those suffering from acne, rosacea, and eczema.
So try adding some Easter recipes that are rich in omega 3’s – like salmon, sardines, walnuts, and flax seed oil and brussel sprouts.
Do what your Mom told you, and eat your greens! Leafy greens pack a powerful punch of important nutrients and vitamins that your skin will thank you for.
Watercress and parsley are both champions of Vitamin K, which can help provide the nutrients your skin needs to remain healthy, dewy, and youthful. Kale is also a great addition to your diet for delivering Vitamin C, which is known to stimulate collagen production.
Cruciferous vegetables, like Chinese cabbage, are also great for reducing inflammation in the body, which can help banish acne and redness. So get onto those greens!
It’s All About Moderation
We’re the first to agree that holidays are a time for celebration and spending time with family and friends – and of course there is going to be a spread of delicious dishes. You don’t need to miss out on all that yummy Easter eating, but you do want to make sure you don’t end up suffering a breakout.
So if you makes smart recipe choices for your skin, you should be able to enjoy the festivities without being worried about the consequences they might have on your skin!