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March is National Nutrition Month

March 10, 2015

How many of you love food? I know I do! This month is national nutrition month. I’m sure most of you know that good nutrition can help with your skin care problems. Let’s start with a food that people either love it or hate it, and that is Salmon. It is one of the best foods for sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps keep your skin supple and moisturized. Salmon has selenium, a mineral that protects the skin from sun exposure; thereby minimizing your chances of sun damage. The Vitamin D in salmon keeps your bones and teeth strong and healthy. For those of you who do not like salmon, try it grilled, baked, or in your pasta, salad, sushi, or grilled with a side of asparagus. NNMLogo2015

Another food superstar for your skin is blueberries. They have been ranked number one in antioxidant activity by the U.S Department of Agriculture compared to 40 common fruits and veggies. The antioxidants in blueberries protect you from premature aging. So consider adding half a cup to your yogurt or cereal every day and you are good to go!

Additional healthy foods for your skin are Walnuts. They are one of the best snacks to keep your skin glowing. The nutrition of walnuts have many benefits: smoother skin, healthy hair, brighter eyes, and strong bones! Get your daily dose of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E by eating a handful of walnuts or throwing them in your salad, pasta, or dessert.

Lastly, dark chocolate, one treat every girl has hidden somewhere, is our favorite superfood for the skin! It helps skin stay hydrated and protects skin from sun damage, and contrary to popular belief, chocolate does not cause acne. Now before you make a mad dash to that hiding spot, keep in mind the best kind of dark chocolate has a high flavanol content and should be at least 60 percent cocoa. I hope I have inspired you to use these nutrient packed goodies in your meals and snack and have the skin you have always wanted!