Get your glow on with Tigernuts

Beauty is more than skin deep, however there is no doubt that a glowing complexion is the perfect base for any outfit and the ultimate confidence booster. Using products that suit your skin type is important, however the real secret to beautiful skin is feeding your body the right nutrients to promote that dewy glow.

So here are our tips on the essential nutrients to boost your glow and what you need to consume to eat yourself pretty.

 

What to eat

For a clear complexion you want to be eating foods that are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A, B, C & E, selenium, zinc and healthy fats. Skin foods are also naturally low in simple carbohydrates, like refined sugar, white bread and soda. These simple carbs cause your insulin levels to spike, which leads to a burst of inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles.

 

How can Tigernuts help?

High in Vitamins, Minerals and antioxidants.

Tigernuts are a skin saviour. Their high vitamin E, antioxidants, oleic acid content, prebiotics and low acidity are all important in promoting skin health.

The antioxidants and healthy fats found in Tigernuts can help neutralise the effects of free radicals (like pollution and the sun) that damage collagen, cause dry skin, fine lines and sneaky wrinkles [1].

Antioxidants also help reduce inflammation and boost to your immune system.

 

A good source of Prebiotics

How can prebiotics found in Tigernuts help our skin? If your digestive system is out of whack, you might notice your skin is too. Prebiotics act as the food for good bacteria in your colon. If your good bacteria having nothing healthy to eat, then they will die, hindering your ability to digest and absorb nutrients from the food you eat. This is important, because if you are eating the right foods, but your gut bacteria are not performing properly, then you are not

absorbing the nutrient that these healthy foods provide, talk about counter productive! [2].

Other foods that your skin will thank you for are plenty of antioxidant rich leafy greens, fatty fish for omega-3 anti-inflammatory benefits, green tea for more elastic and smooth skin plus fruits such as kiwi’s for a hit of vitamin C [3].

 

 

Love TFF xx

 

 

  1. http://www.rice.edu/%7Ejenky/sports/antiox.html
  2. http://primaleye.uk/prebiotics-probiotics-future-skin-care/
  3. http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/heres-what-you-need-to-be-eating-for-naturally-clear-skin/

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