22 Good Fat Rich Snacks (that your skin, hormones and gut will love you for)
While inflamed, dry or even rough skin may have you piling the moisturising agents on your skin, it also dearly wishes to be saturated with good fats from the inside —> out.
This means providing your body with a bounty of foods rich in good fats, so they can help to repair damaged cell membranes, reduce inflammation and moisturise the skin.
Read: a healthy, smooth, supple and clear complexion.
Good fats are needed to create sebum, increase the protective barrier of the skin, and increase the antioxidant levels within the skin too.
In addition, they also help to heal the 2 main drivers of skin issues: a damaged gut and imbalanced hormones.
Love your fats to love your skin! And while that’s all good in theory, implementing this info is where we can get stuck. Sure Claire, good fats – I get the message. But what do they look like, and how can I actually work them into my diet?
I hear you beauty!
So, to kick off this good-fat love with a bang (or keep the flame burning strong), here are my 20 Good Fat Rich Snacks (that your skin will love you for):
1. A whole avocado with cracked pepper and himalayan salt
2. Tahini (ground sesame seeds) on toast, crackers or as a dip
3. Hummus (contains tahini and olive oil) as a snack
4. Coconut oil or cocoa butter based raw chocolate (click for recipe)
5. Guacamole or sliced avocado on top of salads
6. Chia seed puddings
7. Almond butter on apple or pear slices (delicious!)
8. Nuts, seeds, or flax/ chia seeds in smoothies
9. Sheep milk yoghurt with granola, berries and nut butter for breakfast (YUM!)
10. Almond butter cups
11. Avocado/ Tuna and avocado on toast or crackers for lunch
12. Grass-fed meat and salad for dinner/ lunch
13. Salmon and salad for dinner/ lunch
14. Coconut butter, milk or cream in smoothies or as a milk substitute in cooking
15. Avocado in a smoothies (don’t knock it till you try it!)
16. Coconut flesh or avocado in smoothie bowls - so creamy, so good!
17. Tahini and lemon juice for salad dressings
18. Goat or sheep milk cheese in salads
19. Coconut oil for cooking
20. Grass fed/ organic butter replacing vegetable oils and margarine!
21. A boiled egg
22. Snacks portion of green or black olives
So there we have it – there are SO many ways you can work healthy and skin loving fats into your diet!
My skin improved leaps and bounds when I switched from a higher carbohydrate to higher fat diet. And my skin always gets a glowing boost when I increase them in my diet now - I highly recommend all my patients to increase their intake of good fats, and if you have any skin, gut or hormonal issues, you will benefit from doing this also!
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Did you find any of these useful? Using many of these already? Let me know or add to the list in the comments below!
Yours In Health,