Did you know that March is Nutrition Month?
Nutrition Month aims to help people to make better food choices. The celebratory month began in the seventies, and over the years different themes have been used to highlight the importance of eating well. This year, we thought we’d celebrate nutrition month with our very own blog… Feed your face! No, we’re not talking about visiting all the wonderful restaurants near our new central city home in New Street, (although we’re parking that one for later)! Instead, we’re going to share five foods that are good for your skin, so you can quite literally feed your face!
Five foods to help feed your face this nutrition month:
Start at the beginning… A is for Avocado
- Avocados provide essential fatty acids which can act as a natural moisturiser for your skin. They’re also chock full of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.
A great start to the day
- You know your Mum was right when she said breakfast was the most important meal of the day. It kick-starts your metabolism and gives you the energy you need for work or play! But you can make that breakfast count more if you get your Goldilocks on! Oatmeal is a nutritious whole grain and excellent skin food. It’s also a low GI food; in other words, it releases sugar into the bloodstream gradually. This means you’re less likely to reach for quick sugar fix snacks that certainly won’t be good for your skin!
Eat a rainbow
- By eating a diet full of colourful, fresh fruits, berries and veggies you’ll get enough minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants to prevent damage from free radicals. As we head into autumn, there’s no need to lament the end of the berry season. Frozen berries will still help feed your face, and are easy to throw in your morning smoothie.
Let’s go nuts!
- Nuts are fabulous foods for feeding your face with this nutrition month. Eat them raw and unsalted for a powerful protein-packed snack. They contain essential minerals and vitamins to keep your skin clear, smooth, and youthful. Choose walnuts to amp up collagen production because they are also high in omega-3 fatty acids. Select almonds and pecans for their high fibre content, as they’ll help to eliminate toxins and get you glowing in no time!
Don’t give up your chocolate
- Just make it dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. Cacao beans are rich in antioxidants called flavonoids. These can help protect your skin from UV damage, but don’t ditch the sunscreen all together!
Once you start to feed your face this nutrition month, don’t forget to pop into our new premises at 26 New Street to find out how we can help amp up your skincare. We can’t wait to see you!