Why Christmas dinner is good for Anti-Ageing
21 December 2015
We all know that over-indulgence at Christmas is not good for our waistlines. The good news is, your Christmas dinner can have positive effects on your skin. Here’s how festive food can help you turn back the clock.
This festive meat is packed with protein – you only need to eat 100g of it to get three-quarters of your daily recommended amount. So how does that help your skin? Protein helps with the production of collagen, which is essential for maintaining smooth and supple skin. Turkey also contains selenium, a mineral that acts as an antioxidant to protect your skin from damage and premature ageing.
Carrots are high in beta-carotene, which helps to promote the regeneration of skin cells, keeping your skin soft, smooth and wrinkle-free. So go on, enjoy a second helping!
The marmite of festive food, there’s every reason to love sprouts this year. These popular greens are full of vitamin C which stimulates the production of collagen.
When deciding which nuts to eat over the Christmas period, we recommend cashews. That’s because they contain essential fatty acids and a large dose of vitamin E which prevents unwanted lines and wrinkles by improving skin’s elasticity.
You know that chocolate you got in your stocking? It’ll be guilt-free this year, as long as it’s of the dark variety. That’s because dark chocolate contains flavonoids which help to protect the skin from free radicals, known causes of premature ageing. So go on, enjoy the lot!
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