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5 Foods for Healthier Skin

A healthy diet can play a major role in helping to keep your skin looking at its best.

With the right food choices capable of boosting the healthy glow you have been longing for, swap sugary snacks for leafy greens and you will be amazed at the changes you see in your complexion.

In this guest blog, Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, share their best foods for healthier skin.

1. Salmon

Essential for a healthy functioning body, omega 3, helps nutrients to be absorbed during digestion and waste toxins to be removed, ultimately giving us more healthy looking skin. Rich in omega 3, oily fish such as salmon acts as a natural detox – the perfect inclusion for any diet on a detox holiday.

2. Blueberries

Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, blueberries are a fantastic boost for your skin. This source of vitamin C produces collagen, which helps the growth of cells and gives skin its firmness and its powerful antioxidants help with dry skin and wrinkles. The ideal dietary addition for a healthy anti-ageing holiday, blueberries are fantastic for rejuvenating your skin.

3. Leafy Vegetables

Packed with antioxidants leafy greens such as kale, broccoli and spinach are rapidly growing in popularity, thanks to their diverse health benefits, including healthier skin and slimming superfood qualities. Full of vitamin A, which aids the turnover of skin cells, these green veggies see that your skin is renewed more quickly, leaving you fresh faced for everyone to see.

4. Garlic

Whilst garlic may not leave you with the freshest smelling breath, it does have its benefits. Full of Vitamin B6 and a chemical called allicin, this reacts with the blood and when digested kills off any viruses in the body, including skin conditions.

5. Nuts and Seeds

A powerful antioxidant, most nuts and seeds are full of vitamin E; particularly almonds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, hazel nuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Best of them all are flax seeds; like salmon, they contain omega 3 fatty acids and, like vegetables, lots of magnesium which is important for skin repair.

For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891. Please note that LouLouBelle London customers can get a 10% discount by quoting HFTLLB.

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