Skin nutrition and how to ‘eat yourself beautiful’
What you eat also affects the health of another organ — your skin.
Learn about different skin type enhancing foods and how to balance them through diet and lifestyle. More people are also embracing clean eating, which supports healthy skin and eliminates the need for heavy coverage products. Antioxidants help protect skin against free radicals in the environment, which are damaging to skin cells. They work to prevent free radicals from breaking down the skin’s elastin and collagen, resulting in more youthful, healthier skin. There are many foods out there which are skin healers, such as avocado's, walnuts, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, soy, green tea, and fatty types of fish containing omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce inflammation and keep skin moisturised. The good news is red wine & chocolate both contain chemicals that can help rejuvenate older DNA - leaving skin looking younger. Brightly coloured vegetables & fruits such as mango, sweet potatoes, yellow & red peppers contain beta-carotene which enhances both skin colour and texture. You probably already know that foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, and other probiotic-rich foods are good for your gut. Turns out they may also combat premature ageing too as fermented foods have excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Anti-ageing skin nutrition course is an introduction to healthy cooking, incorporating the healthiest foods into exciting and tasty recipes in a simplistic way to learn how your diet can improve your skin.
You will cook a wide range of simple, healthy dishes using fresh and easily available ingredients. Along the way you will discover the medicinal benefits of such ingredients, the importance of certain nutrient groups, to nourish your skin and get that healthy glow, whatever your skin type.
Sample recipes will include:
Creamy avocado & mango smoothie,
Sweet potato & coconut soup,
Teryaki salmon with buckwheat noodles and broccoli,
Matcha green tea panna cotta
Our hands-on cookery classes at KitchenJoy’s Kitchen in Chiswick include the ingredients, food preparation and cooking equipment, and drinks. You will prepare and cook dishes around the KitchenJoy island and can enjoy eating your dishes together with the group on the long dining table. There will also be some left over foods for you to take home to share with your loved ones.
Courses max 8 persons
Dates Monday 7th January 2019; Monday 11th February 2019; Wednesday 27th March 2019; Monday 29th April 2019
Timings 7 p.m. - 9.30 pm