Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Eat Your Way to Flawless Skin!

Do you wish your complexion looked fresh and your skin was firm and vibrant?  Well, forget the needles, lasers, creams and makeup.  Instead, why not eat your way to flawless skin?  There are over a dozen foods that will give you that dewy and clear complexion, but did you know that by eating healthy fats you can rejuvenate your skin almost instantly?  It’s true and scientifically proven; omega-3 fatty acids are the kind I’m referring to.  They will give you that radiant glow you’ve always dreamed of and you can find them in a variety of foods. 

Some of the best choices include fatty cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring.  Both canned and fresh wild varieties work well.  And, if you are a meat lover, fear not.  Organic grass-fed beef is another option as it contains almost as many omega-3’s as salmon.  Most health foods stores are carrying this type of beef now, but the package must say 100% grass-fed beef for you to reap the benefits.  Pastured eggs and dairy also contain an abundance of these beauty-promoting fats.  These can be found at your local farmers market.  If you are a vegetarian or vegan, then flax seeds, chia seeds and walnuts are some good options.  All of these foods will be explored more in future blog posts.    

Now, food is definitely our best medicine and is far superior to supplements, but cod liver oil has stood the test of time.  This age-old remedy is one that I stand behind.  And, it happens to be another great way to boost your skins vibrancy as it is a rich source of EPA and DHA, two omega-3 fatty acids.  Be careful because oils can be laden with heavy metals and toxins.  Two reputable brands are Carlsons and Nordic Naturals. 

So, start including these foods into your diet today to get that healthy glow you’ve always wanted and nourish your skin from the inside out.  And, if you’re dying to know which other foods will rejuvenate your complexion, sign up for my “Beauty Foods” cooking class today to enjoy a true make-over.  Don’t forget to let me know what foods you eat to stay beautiful by posting a reply below.
Yours In Cooking & In Health,
Siona :)     

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sign Up For The New Passionate Nutrition Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

Great news to share!  I've teamed up with Seattle based nutrition company Passionate Nutrition.  We will be sending out monthly newsletters that will include nutrition and cooking tidbits, recipes, video blogs and more from myself (Whole Foods Chef & Nutrition Educator) as well as two amazing nutritionists, Jennifer Adler, MS, CN (owner of Passionate Nutrition) and Erin Dudley, MS, RDSign up today for free to stay connected.  Click here to read the first newsletter, Sign-Up for Seaweed 101 Today .

Yours In Cooking & In Health,
Siona Sammartino :)