Foods for Healthy Skin

Last week we had the opportunity to share our “healthy skin” dishes at the Sarah Chapman Skinesis Playdate event in West London. We designed a menu that specifically focused on foods that are beneficial for the skin, featuring the classic maple&CO turmeric overnight oats.

At the Skinesis Playdate, we also had the absolute pleasure of trying some juices from our good friend and nutritionist, Lucy Miller. You can find her favourite green smoothie recipe at the end of this blog – and trust me, it is good.

When looking at what foods to increase and what foods to avoid, it will vary depending on your skin. The condition of your skin relies on many different factors, your environment, genetics, hormones, sun exposure, and a very important one, what you consume!
Because of this, we are going to outline the most beneficial foods for increasing skin hydration, reducing inflammation, and helping calm acne.

Healthy fat foods are what you should eat more of if you want to help hydrate your skin

  • Salmon
  • Sweet Potato
  • Bell Peppers
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Mackerel
  • Green Tea

Zinc foods are what you should eat more of if you want to help fight acne

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Oysters
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Legumes
  • Poultry
  • Buckwheat
  • Eggs
  • Chickpeas

To help reduce inflammation of the skin you should eat more of the following foods:

  • Berries
  • Fatty Fish
  • Broccoli
  • Peppers
  • Turmeric
  • Grapes
  • Green Tea
  • Peppers
  • Avocados

Lucy Miller’s Favourite Green Smoothie

125 ml coconut water

Large handful of washed spinach

Thumb size piece of ginger

Handful of frozen or fresh berries (she likes the Picard frozen wild berries)

½ thumb size piece of fresh turmeric (if you can find it)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and serve. You can add a few cubes of ice to make it nice and refreshingly cold!

For more info on how to take care of your skin through nutrition, follow us on our socials @mapleandcouk and @lucymillernutrition – we also post weekly recipes!🥑

maple&CO smoothie