Do you know that you can literally eat your way to beautiful skin?
The old adage that we are what we eat is not an old wives tail, but an actual scientific reality. The nutrients we consume become the building blocks of our bodies on a cellular level and impact hugely on our health, vitality and both physical and mental well-being.
This means we have an amazing opportunity to enhance our enjoyment of our embodied existence by choosing to eat living foods which will make us look and feel our best.
So do yourself a favour and expand your healthy food repertoire. It doesn’t need to be boring!
Bestow is a philosophy of skincare, made up of exquisite rituals and functional foods lovingly created to support your inner health and outer beauty.
The Amazing Brazil Nut
The Brazil ‘nut’ is actually a seed, truth be told, but semantics aside, all you really need to know is that it is a super food for your skin.
Just two brazil nuts a day will provide you with enough selenium to help protect you from cancer and heart disease and to improve the condition of your skin, nails and hair.
While you could be forgiven for thinking that by having more than two a day you’ll simply multiply the benefits, this is a case where less really is more. High selenium levels can be toxic, so just stick to the two per day. I chop up them up and throw into my muesli each morning – love them!
Enjoy half a lemon in warm water first thing in the morning. It sets you up for the day, gives a good dose of Vitamin C, and introduces a good level of acid into your tummy which will aids digestion. It’s also wonderful boost of hydration to counter that first coffee. Life is all about balance after all!
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Bestow Beauty Dressing
Looking for a dead easy way of getting your Omega 3 and 6? This tasty and easy dressing can be whizzed up in less than a minute.
1/2 cup Bestow Beauty Oil
1/2 cup Cider vinegar
Dollop of manuka honey
Dollop of Seeded mustard
Whizz madly, till it goes creamy looking and pour over any salad or hot veges, the best dressing ever. We all use it everyday here at Jamele – yummy!
Salad In A Jar
Embrace this colourful festival of salad vegetables for the sake of your skin. Rich in antioxidants, active enzymes and energy-producing nutrients your whole body will thank you.
“Fresh, raw vegetables are full of enzymes that aid your digestion and provide you with loads of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that fuel your skin and your body. The tofu and quinoa in this mix ensure you get all the amino acids you need and the brown rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates to fuel you throughout the afternoon. To top it off, every skin nutrient you require for gorgeous, healthy skin is provided in this one tasty meal.”
Bestow Chickpea Curry
This is a delicious recipe and makes a lovely lunch of meat-free evening meal. Chickpeas have long-been valued for their protein and quality fibre content, which supports digestion. Eaten for lunch, chickpeas will help to regulate your blood sugar level and help you to side step those 3pm sugar cravings and make better choices.
Bestow Super Energy Treats
For a healthy lifestyle to have long-term benefits, it has to be just that – a lifestyle!
That means you need to have some options for yummy treats so you don’t feel deprived. Bestow have many delicious treats to fit this bill and if you don’t tell your family they are ‘healthy’ treats, they won’t even know!
The Skin Benefits of Almond Milk
Almond milk is a great alternative to cows milk and it is delicious, especially when made fresh. Almond milk contains loads of vitamin E, the most important lipid-soluble, membrane bound antioxidant in our bodies. Vitamin E has been shown to improve the barrier function of our skin making it stronger and more resilient.