Before you grab a spoon and your favourite ice cream, please let Team Costhetics more fully explain the title of this article. When we say you need to “get fat,” we don’t mean that you need to increase your weight.
We don’t want you to become fat. We want you to get fat into your diet. Despite what you may believe you know about fat and nutrition, the fact is
You need healthy fats in your diet
to have healthy skin on your body
The key to this concept, of course, is the “healthy.” Sadly, we couldn’t find any supporting evidence that a tub of Ben & Jerry’s qualifies as healthy fat. What we did find, however, was a fiesta of foods that have good-for-you fat that can be enjoyed (in moderation) without guilt.
Here are our favourite fats…
Let’s Get Fat: How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Down the Ageing Process
Proponents of Omega-3s say their clinically proven anti-inflammatory properties
- Accelerate skin healing
- Reduce the severity of acne
- Restore moisture to dry skin
- Reduce inflammation beneath the skin’s surface
It’s easy to load up on Omega-3’s by loading up on flavourful fatty fish such as:
Let’s Get Fat: Brazil, It’s Not Just for Waxes Anymore
Nuts of all kinds, including Brazil nuts, are delicious foods that are rich in healthy fats and the nutrients your skin craves.
- Brazil Nuts – Brazil nuts are a wonderful and considerably less painful way to enjoy soft, smooth skin. Brazil nuts contain selenium, which aids in the production of an enzyme that repairs skin damage and slows the onset of ageing. Just two nuts a day is all you need to get your RDA.
- Almonds – When it comes to almonds, the answer is “E”, as in “Vitamin E”. Almonds are extremely high in this potent vitamin known for its powerful antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect skin cells from the effects of free-radical damage, and help the skin maintain a radiant, glowing appearance.
- Walnuts – These nuts offer a double dose of anti-inflammatory protection.Walnuts contain rich stores of both Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E, helping to
- Reduce inflammation
- Lessen the incidence of breakouts
- Provide moisture to the skin
- Prevent sun damage
Let’s Get Fat: Is Coconut Oil Good or Evil?
Coconut oil is packed with anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal immune-boosting properties. Adding it to your diet can be especially helpful if you suffer from acne and skin irritations linked to fungal infections.
The problem with coconut oil is that it is a saturated fat and can elevate cholesterol in the blood stream. If this is a problem for you, we recommend that you still enjoy coconut oil, but as a topical moisturiser. Your body can use the saturated fats to strengthen skin cell walls.
Jump on the Good Food Bandwagon with Costhetics
All of us at Costhetics hope we’ve gotten you excited about the idea of eating well for better health and beauty. So please remember:
- Eating well should be a pleasure, not a chore.
- Savour every delicious bite of healthy fats and other healthy foods.
- Take satisfaction that you are nourishing your body.
- Enjoy the beautiful skin that comes with good health.