Its no secret that essential fatty acids (EFAs) help create moister, softer skin and shinier hair. For women at midlife and older who tend to have drier skin to begin with, it may take a little longer to replenish the moisture content. The process may take as long as three to six months.
A delicious way to ensure that you are getting enough EFAs in your diet is to eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, especially cold-water fish, such as salmon, trout, or halibut.
To help you do this, Ive included three great natural skin care recipes one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner. Enjoy!
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
? onion, chopped
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 can wild salmon
? teaspoon dill
Black pepper to taste
- Heat oil in 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add onion and cook until soft.
- Add eggs, salmon, dill, and pepper. Stir often and cook until eggs are done.
- Serve warm.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Braggs Liquid Aminos
? teaspoon sea salt
? teaspoon dried mixed herb blend
1 head romaine lettuce
4 red potatoes, boiled, peeled, and diced
2 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half
8 ounces lima beans, cooked
8 ounces artichoke hearts, drained
8 asparagus spears, cooked and drained
1 can tuna, drained
- Mix olive oil, Braggs Liquid Aminos, salt, and mixed herb blend in small bowl and set aside.
- Divide lettuce evenly between four plates.
- Top each plate with one potato, one egg half, 2 ounces lima beans, 2 ounces artichoke hearts, 2 asparagus spears, and ? can tuna.
- Drizzle about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dressing over each salad and serve.
2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 cup red pepper, chopped
1 cup red onions, chopped
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons curry paste
? teaspoon ground cumin
4 teaspoons tamari sauce
1 tablespoon xylitol
22 ounces coconut milk, divided
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
4 6-ounce halibut steaks
3 teaspoons sesame seeds
2 cups quinoa, cooked in 2 cups water, 2 cups coconut milk
- Preheat broiler.
- Heat 1 teaspoon of sesame oil over medium high heat.
- Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
- Add pepper and onion and cook 2 minutes.
- Stir in curry powder, paste, and cumin and cook 1 minute.
- Add tamari, xylitol, and coconut milk and bring to a simmer.
- Add cilantro and immediately remove from heat.
- Brush fish with remaining teaspoon of sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Place on broiler pan brushed with olive oil and broil for 8 minutes (or until fish flakes easily).
- Place fish on top of quinoa and top with sauce.
- Serve hot (each serving ? cup quinoa, one steak, ? cup sauce).