By Alice Boyd
Filling your body with essential vitamins and minerals at the start of the day, not only speeds up the body’s metabolism but also helps to rejuvenate skin cells as they replete throughout the day.
1) It is possible that vegemite could put a rose in every cheek:
A slice of cheese on sourdough toast with vegemite provides a powerful dose of probiotics to the gut. These bacteria are often found in fermented products and can contribute to the reduction of acne.
2) Good Fats:
Including good fats like nut butters or tahini in a smoothie bowl or on toast helps to boost the omega-3 and omega -6 content in your skin.
These fats, also found in some plant-based margarines like Nuttelex assist in the production of sebum, your skin’s natural oil. Sebum production is essential to prevent redness and dried out skin as it hydrates the dermis, helping to create a dewey, glow.
Adding greens and fruits to your morning buffet has never been easier, thanks to high-powered blenders. Finding a recipe that works for you is key. If you don’t like kale, don’t despair, there are plenty of other leafy greens that can be substituted.
Silverbeet, spinach leaves, lettuce and chard all contain the anti-inflamatry properties of the sought after superfood. Balance the flavours with fresh citrus, apples or berries. These will aid in digestion thanks to the fibre content. If time is tight, adding a vegan protein powder will also pack an anti-oxidant punch.
4) Kick the sugar:
Traditionally breakfast is accompanied by spoonful’s of sugar. However, studies are worryingly starting to identify white sugar as a significant factor in premature ageing. Switch the sugar in your morning tea or coffee with a spice like turmeric, saffron or cinnamon.
Tantilising your taste buds with these zappy palette cleansers will promote blood to rush to the tips of your body, envigorating your skin, the largest organ of the body and stimulating collagen growth.
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