A Banana A Day Keeps The Puffy Eyes At Bay

Forget eating rubbish food and splashing out on cosmetic products to undo the damage to your skin. Reducing bags under the eyes, getting rid of acne and brightening your complexion does not necessarily require a great deal of money and lotion. Simply eating a health promoting diet and knowing which foods are great for your skin will help you get the complexion you have always wanted!

The number one secret (which isn’t so secret) to having great skin is drinking plenty of water. However, there are specific foods which can help too!

Food: Bananas

Good For: Reducing undereye bags

Why: Bananas are potassium rich. Potassium helps to regulate the fluid levels under the eye reducing puffiness and helping skin appear more taut and fully refreshed.

Food: Avocado

Good For: Brighter complexion

Why: The vitamin E in avocado gives skin a luminous glow while the vitamin C helps to reduce inflammation, helping skin appear smoother. Avocado oil also contains collagen which helps to improve the texture and tone of the skin resulting in a youthful, radiant appearance.

Food: Alfalfa sprouts

Good For: Acne, skin blemishes

Why: These amazing little sprouts contain valuable, skin clearing nutrients such as calcium, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, potassium, silicon, sodium and zinc. Avocados are also packed full of vitamins making them the perfect food choice to promote evenly-toned, fresh looking and acne free skin.

About the Author

Job Role Sports Nutritionist and Social Media Coordinator Qualifications Bsc Sport and Exercise Science Steph has a competitive athletic background which spans 19 years. As a child she performed with the English Youth Ballet and had performed on the West End stage by the age of 10. Her enthusiasm for sport and fitness continued to grow as she did, encouraging her to learn more about nutrition and training. She began using her knowledge and personal experience to help others when she began coaching at the age of 16. From here, she went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex during which time she also received the Most Promising Newcomer Award from her University to mark her outstanding contribution to sport. During her first year of study she was introduced to partner stunt acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. After one year of dedicating herself to a lifestyle revolving around her sport, she was training with the best team in the UK who are currently ranked fifth in the world. Steph has worked in both the private and public sector coaching children and adults from grassroot to elite level as well as providing them with cutting edge advice on how to reach their goals. Steph has received awards for her choreography and has competed nationally and internationally meaning that she can back up her scientific knowledge with a wealth of experience. As our resident Sports Nutritionist, Steph is here to provide the most current and evidence based fitness, health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals.

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