By, Richard Collins, MD
The Cooking Cardiologist®
Skin care is really from the inside out. The important facts about healthy skin: avoid the surface oxidants like UV light, air pollution, active & passive smoking exposure and toxic chemicals. The same goes for the inside: avoiding oxidants like smoking, free radicals, unfounded food additives & chemicals. A diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, full of anti-oxidants, is essential as is going green with clean foods and avoiding bad fats, preserved meats, and chemicals you cannot pronounce on the food labels. Omega-3 fats are good for the heart as well as skin and joints. Remember too, hydration is very important for skin health too. Try some of our beautiful skin food recipes and sound off below with your own!
Avocado Mango Peach Butter
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded
- 2T Mango Peach Omega Swirl
- Dash of chili pepper
- 1t honey
- Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Serve chilled over cucumber slices.
Nutrition Info: Calories: 120, Total Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 0 mg, Carbohydrate: 9 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: less than 1 g.
Diabetic Exchanges: ½ carbohydrate, 1 ½ fat
Lemonaise Tuna Salad
- 1 can light tuna, drained
- ¼ cup fat free mayonnaise
- 2 T Lemon Omega Swirl
- 1 scallion chopped
- 2 red radishes, thinly sliced
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1T chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/8t cayenne pepper
Combine the mayonnaise and Omega Swirl with the tuna. Combine the onion, radishes and celery. Add the parsley and season to taste.
Serve over spinach greens or as a sandwich spread.
Serves 2. Serving size: ½ portion.
Nutrition Info: Calories: 220, Total Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 420 mg, Carbohydrate: 18 g, Fiber: 4 g, Protein: 22 g
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate, 2 Very Lean Protein