Post by Thandie.
Good health is beautiful, and that’s the great thing about Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Oil.
It contains a combination of hemp, flax, avocado and evening primrose oil – harnessing the omega fatty acids essential for healthy skin, hair and nails. Use in a smoothie/NutriBullet or pour it over your favourite salad instead of Olive Oil. It’s never been easier to supplement your diet and get your daily serving.
Omega oils are the life force of plants and can lend us healing properties for both skin and health. Choose the right edible oils and you’ll feed the skin with vitamins, nutrients and essential fatty acids that plump up the complexion and keep cells healthy and hydrated.
Our modern day diets tend to be high in saturated fats (which can block the health-giving properties of good fats) as well as leave us with higher levels of omega-6 (from sunflower and vegetable oils) which are not as beneficial as omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids.
The western diet is way too high in Omega 6 and this has an inflammatory effect on the body. Inflammation is not only ageing, but more importantly, a contributing factor to most morbid illnesses.
Opting instead for ‘good’ fats can put the glow back in your skin and step. These foods rich in omega-3 and 9 are our favourites.
Fish oils are rich in omega-3 and the fatty acid DHA. Wild salmon, mackerel, sardines and pilchards are good sources and help to build healthy nerves and keep cells fluid so they can transport messages and energy around the body.
SEEDS, NUTS and MARINE ALGAE
If you’re looking for a non-animal source of omega-3 plant sources include chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts. Voila Neals Yard Remedies Beauty Oil. Also, marine algae produces its own omega-3 fatty acid and is a popular supplement for vegans.
Smash an avocado on toast (ry Spelt, Rye or Gluten-Free Quinoa) for breakfast and you’ll be at peak energy until lunchtime. As well as a good source of natural oils and B5, studies have also shown avocado can help boost glutathione which the body uses as a major antioxidant and detoxifier.
We love it in our hair and on our skin (see LIHA Beauty or RMS Beauty) but eating it can work wonders for skin and health too. In the past it’s got a bad rep for being a saturated fat but dig deep into its chemical makeup and you’ll find it’s quite unique because it’s a medium-chain fatty acid that behaves quite differently to other fats once digested lending us anti-microbial and anti-viral benefits as well as stabilising blood sugar levels. The best thing about coconut oil that studies have shown is it’s ability to stimulate the metabolism making it (rather ironically) a brilliant fat for managing weight. Another important aspect of coconut oil is that it does not mutate as much as other oils at high temperatures. When you cook with polyunsaturated vegetable oils (such as Canola, Corn, Soy-even Olive oils), oxidised cholesterol is introduced into your system.
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Of course in an ideal world we’d be eating the right foods at the right time for optimum wellness, but with a manic schedule we don’t always get to, which is when supplements are a terrific temporary alternative.
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Photograph by Jackie Dixon