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The Clear Skin Cookbook by Dale Pinnock

I think by now we all know that what we eat and drink makes a huge impact on the quality of our skin and how we will age. Dale Pinnock is the UK’s first medicinal chef and his book explains how what we eat can affect our skin and how to improve the overall radiance and appearance of our skin.

Clear Skin CookbookThe right food can improve your skin!

This is something that I am passionate about as well as topical skincare, and believe you need to treat your skin from inside and outside to really make improvements and prevent damage in the longterm.

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Liz Earle’s Beauty-Boost Bars

This is a one of my favourite recipes from Liz Earle’s Skin Secrets book and is extracted from the “Skin Snacks” section, which is full of gorgeous recipes and ideas to boost your health and skin!

Beauty-Boost Bars

These terrific omega-rich energy bars are a firm favourite. I make a batch at the weekend and keep them in a sealed box in the fridge for the week ahead – perfect for a post supper sweet snack, a fast school-run breakfast in the car or for a quick energy boost when blood sugar levels dip, mid afternoon.

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The Superfood Curry

Gurpareet Bains is an Anglo Indian Chef, and claims to have created “The Worlds Healthiest Curry”! The Chicken and Blueberry Curry with Goji Berry Pilau Rice is full of some of the most potent Superfoods around.

Gurpareet claims that his spicy chicken curry can help the fight against cancer, as each serving contains the nutritional equivalent of 49 helpings of Spinach, 23 bunches of grapes or nine portions of Broccoli –  it has taken him 2 years to perfect the recipe!

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Eat Yourself Beautiful

Liz Earle’s Eat Yourself Beautiful is the ultimate guide to health and beauty from within. This book may be quite old (1992), but it still has loads of relevent information for eating well and supporting your skin. The information is easy to understand and to put into practise, with Liz’s knowledge of food and her “You are what you eat” philosophy.

Liz Earle is a well known beauty writer and health expert and has written many books on skin and health topics, and for me a shining example of all the advise she gives on nutrition and health.

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Skin Firming Salmon

Wild Alaskan Salmon is one of the top anti-ageing sources of protein you could possibly eat! Made rather famous by Dr Nicholas Perricone, who recommends eating rather a lot of it to give your face a noticeable lift! Celebrities like Kim Cattral have used this technique before big events to slim down but also firm and lift the skin. Dr Perricone recommends eating it a week or 3 days before  a special event, and you must eat it first! before anything else.

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A Guide To Youthful Nutrition

Nutritious, wholesome food provides the building blocks for great skin, and of course feeling well and preventing disease. I am passionate about food and leading a healthy lifestyle. I have been researching the impact of foods for many years  and while it is naive to believe that changing the way you eat is going to wipe out your existing wrinkles, it is just as naive to think you can eat what you want without any effect on your skin – you cannot eat junk and rely on a pot of face cream for healthy skin.

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Resveratrol – Grape Expectations?

Resveratrol is the latest hot topic in the beauty industry right now. Resveratrol is a powerful Antioxidant and a member of the “Flavonoid” family and has shown to have 17 times greater antioxidant activity than Idebenone (this is the main ingredient in “Prevage”). Resveratrol is produced by several plants when under attack from bacteria and fungus, it’s part of the plants defence system.

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Tomatoes Boost Sun Protection

The humble tomato could be the key to more effective sun protection. Tomatoes contain Lycopene – which is a potent antioxidant that could potentially protect the skin whilst in the sun and helps skin that is already suffering substantial sun damage. Lycopene is found in tomatoes and other red fruits (it provides the red colour) but its concentration is particularly high in cooked tomato products like tomato sauces and tomato puree/paste, even ketchup!

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Jewels and Jill Elmore

Jewels and Jill Elmore are Hollywood’s finest sister chefs, and  have spent most of their time cooking in the homes of Jennifer Aniston, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, plus many other celebrities. So they know a thing or two about getting your body in shape through a healthy way of eating, but without soul-destroying deprivation!

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Sun Chlorella

Sun Chlorella Green Smoothie

This delectable green smoothie will keep you full of energy throughout the day and is also an excellent Liver cleanse! (recipe from Sun Chlorella “A”)

Here’s what you need…..

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