GOLD COLLAGEN®’s nutritionist Vidhi Patel, at Minerva Research Labs has outlined her top ten beauty hacks for achieve that healthy glowing skin for spring/summer. One of them is a glass of red wine.
#1 Zinc is the most important nutrient to slow down the ageing process. Zinc can be found in seafood, egg yolk, seeds and nuts TOP TIP: Try not to drink for at least 10 minutes after eating nuts and seeds. Liquid will dilute their goodness and will not help digestion!
#2 Dark chocolate – yes chocolate! But only one piece a day as any more and it can prove to have just as much caffeine as coffee.
#3 Vitamin E, which can be found in avocados, is an antioxidant which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress – one of the main causes of the signs of ageing.
#4 Lycopene is a nutrient that has strong antioxidant properties. It can be found in tomatoes and is particularly powerful when they have been cooked.
#5 Resveratrol is a nutrient that can be found in grapes (or a rare glass of wine), and is a powerful antioxidant which protects the cells from oxidative stress.
#6 Vitamin A, which is found in sweet potatoes, carrots and dark leafy greens such as kale, contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
#7 Magnesium, abundant in bananas, contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue, giving you an energy boost when you need it.
#8 Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and nails and protects from oxidative stress. Good sources of Selenium are oily fish, nuts and seeds.
#9 Vitamin D3, found in good quality fish and milk is necessary if you aren’t getting enough sun.
#10 The majority of these beautifying ingredients can all be found in GOLD COLLAGEN® products so be sure to take a sip daily!