Bad skin can ruin almost any day. You wake up with plans for an important event or a night on the town with the girls. But as soon as you walk into your bathroom, low and behold, you see an angry red spot on the middle of your forehead, a dry patch on your cheek or a cluster of redness you can’t get rid of. Your day is officially ruined before it even started.
Salmon, skin’s savior
That’s right, you heard me, salmon. In her interview, Beckham says, “I used to have really problematic skin and [my dermatologist] said to me, ‘You have to eat salmon every single day.’ I said, Really, every day?’ He said, ‘Yes; breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have to eat it every single day'”.
Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C, which all contain anti-inflammatory and moisturizing benefits. Some doctors even claim it protects against acne altogether!
Salmon is considered one of the very best sources of long chain omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. But Omega 3 fats are considered to be essential, as your body can’t create them. These fatty acids help to decrease inflammation, lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of cancer!
Salmon is also rich in protein, and again, is an essential nutrient that needs to be consumed through what you eat/drink. Helping your body to heal after injuries, protecting your bones and when you are hitting the gym to shed your winter warmth, helping to maintain muscle mass during your weight loss.
However just because salmon is beneficial to your health, it doesn’t mean you have to treat it as some type of medicine. Why not add some couscous and clementines to your meal, or make salmon fishcakes, toss some into an udon soup, or even enjoy a seafood risotto.
Of course, there are other important things you should be doing for your skin. Some of the ones Beckham listed later in her interview were “wear sunscreen or a moisturizer with SPF … drinking lots of water … perfecting your skin routine with a cleanser, toner, moisturizer; take vitamins, and making sure [to eat] the right food.” This includes healthy fats like avocados, nuts, and seeds.
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