Thursday, July 25, 2013
#POSTWHATYOUEATI'm a 'foodie'
|Facebook - Chocolate and banana smoothie|
|Facebook - Smoked salmon salad with vinaigrette|
If you follow me on Facebook, you may have noticed a couple of my ‘foodie’ posts detailing what I've had to eat (see above).
Now I know there is a growing stigma attached to the act of recording and documenting near on every moment of your life on social media; I even wrote about the said topic in a previous post, ‘Am I Really An iNarcissist’. Let’s be honest, many aspects of social media, particularly among bloggers, is a wee bit pretentious and narcissistic, and an unfortunate case of ‘look at me, look at me’ – look where I have been; look what I have bought; look what I have eaten. Nonetheless, since January 2013 I've been hooked; I love posting, tweeting and examining everyone else’s beautiful life. It wasn't part of my New Year’s Resolution or anything, it’ s just my interest in both social media – Twitter & Facebook in particular – and other people’s lives grew as I delved deeper in to the blogosphere.
Posting about food is an interesting one - #tweetwhatyoueat - this whole endeavour, when you think about it, is all quite farcical; who cares that you had a chocolate breakfast smoothie or smoked salmon for lunch? I DO! I really do! I love perusing the fashion and style sites, but I also have a penchant for foodie posts, which is why, when I stumbled across the foodie section of The New Potato blog recently, I got rather excited. Who doesn't want to know what everyone else is eating, right, no? Maybe it’s because I’m a nutritionist, I have an ingrained interest in people’s diet.
Well, whether you get the same enjoyment from foodie posts or not, I've decided to write a blog post about what I eat and drink, but - otherwise it will be an exceptionally long post - making it specifically relevant to some of the foods I eat to try to achieve a healthy, summer-skin glow - in particular, foods that are rich in healthy fats, zinc, antioxidants (e.g. vitamins C and E), B vitamins, and that have a high water content, all of which are important for skin health.
|Rich in healthy omega 3 fats, zinc (which helps to moderate sebaceous activity) and the |
antioxidant vitamin E which protects the skin from collagen damage
|Avocados are a rich source of healthy monounsaturated fat, and the antioxidant, vitamin E|
|Olive oil is a rich source of healthy monounsaturated fat, and the antioxidant, vitamin E|
|The seed mix containing pumpkin and sunflower seeds is rich in omega 3 fats, B vitamins and zinc. The oats in the breakfast cereal are packed with B vitamins, which support healthy functioning skin|
|Water keeps the skin hydrated, which makes it appear plumper and smoother. No need for any fancy brand named bottles of water either, but then I don't live in London anymore!|
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