To mark National Vegetarian Week next week, we've come up with our top 10 tips for going vegetarian. These include forward planning, enlightening documentaries and avoiding areas that smell of bacon sandwiches. Obv.
Eat your way to healthy skin
One rule definitely doesn’t fit all when it comes to skin. I find the best thing to do is simply try new things and see how they affect your skin. When I started juicing every day I noticed that my skin was brighter. When I reduced dairy in my diet I found that I had less breakouts. And generally if my diet is healthy and balanced you can see it in my skin.
The best advice I can give is to just try a few different things out gradually. Start introducing more dark leafy vegetables into your diet, increase the amount of good fats and reduce the bad fats. Try to avoid processed food, high in trans and saturated fats. Reduce dairy for a few weeks and see how it makes you feel. Be conscious of the changes you make and register how they affect your skin.
Fill up on Antioxidants, Omega 3, Vitamin E and Low GL foods and you will be well on your way.
Our bodies naturally produce free radicals but poor lifestyle choices, over exposure to sunlight and pollution and poor diets, can lead to overproduction of free radicals which cause damage to cells in the body. Antioxidants can help to fight the damage being caused by free radicals. Try to eat a variety of different coloured fruit and vegetables to ensure a variety of micronutrients. Broccoli, fennel, courgette, sweet potato, mangoes, blueberries, and raspberries will all give you a good antioxidant boost.
Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin E
Food that are rich in good fats and Vitamin E will have a very positive effect on your skin and will help to soften the ageing process. Any excuse to top up on avocados, as well as oily fish, nuts, seeds and dark green leafy vegetables.
Low Glycaemic Load
Try eating food with a low glycaemic load, which are generally wholegrains and foods low in sugar, to help regulate blood sugar levels. Foods with a high GL lead to spikes in blood sugar that cause and increase in the hormone insulin. In some cases, if these foods are eaten in excess it could unbalance hormone levels and stimulate sebaceous glands found under the skin to produce more sebum, which can cause breakouts.
Learn about combining business with health. Our founder Lily Simpson will be hosting a mentoring lunch on Thursday 22nd September 2016 as a part of Red Smart Women Week. Smart Women Week is five days of live events and mentoring that will make you smarter in every area of your life, from work to wellbeing, business to body confidence.
We've recently launched a delicious Banana and Cardamon Bread at our delis, which has become a fast favourite! It combines good old British baking, a new craze for all things coconut and a brilliantly classic berry sauce! Doesn't get much better than that for brekkie London!
Simply select the package that is right for you, choose your start date and duration, and look forward to your first delivery of wholesome food.
This 1,500-calorie package provides a rich source of nutrients, made up of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and lean protein. All of our meat is free-range and our fish and seafood are sustainably sourced.
those who are looking to permanently change their lifestyles for the better. Packed full of energy and nutrients, this package is perfect for those who would like to begin or maintain a healthy diet