Avocado and Smoked Salmon Salad

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Hi Everyone,

I have decided to post some of the recipes of the food I post on instagram. This is one of my favourite salads!

Ingredients:

Mixed salad leaves

1/2 an avocado

1/4 cucumber

Cubes of feta cheese

Smoked salmon

Celery

Dressing

Salt and Pepper to taste

Juice from 1/2 a fresh lemon

Olive oil

1 garlic clove crushed

 

Method

Chop all ingredients except avocado. Mix these up in a bowl. Combine garlic, lemon juice, olive oil – whisk. Add dressing to the bowl. Put salad on a plate. Cut avocado and pace on top of the salad. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

Why Should You Incorporate Avocados into Your Diet?

While using avocado directly on the face is a popular natural beauty treatment, many people have found that eating avocado regularly can do wonders for their complexion.

Avocados are rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that can improve your skin from the inside. Here are four of the best avocado benefits for your skin and even more reasons to eat one of nature’s healthiest foods.

 

  • Antioxidant Carotenoids for Healthy Skin

Avocados are a great source of antioxidant carotenoids like alpha carotene, beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein. These free radical quenching compounds provide significant protection for your skin from the environmental damage that leads to fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging.

  • Vitamin C 

Many people are surprised to find out that avocado contains good amounts of vitamin C for healthy skin. We should ideally have many sources of vitamin C in our diet every day as it is water soluble and cannot be stored in your body. As well as having strong antioxidant properties, vitamin C is needed for the creation of elastin and collagen, which bind your skin cells together and maintain their firmness and structure.

  •  Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another skin antioxidant, but since it is fat soluble it is used by the body in a different way. Vitamin E assists in preventing free radical damage from oxidizing fats in your skin cells that lead to aging skin. Research studies have also demonstrated that vitamin E can reduce the effects of UVA and UVB radiation from sun exposure on skin. Vitamin E is much better for you and your skin when it’s obtained from natural sources like avocados.

  •  Moisturizing Monounsaturated Fatty Acids

One of the main avocado skin benefits comes from their high oleic acid content. This monounsaturated fatty acid maintains moisture in the epidermal layer of your skin, helping to make it soft and hydrated. An omega-9 fat, oleic acid is also involved in regenerating damaged skin cells and reducing facial redness and irritation. Omega-9 fatty acids are one of the building blocks of healthy skin and avocados, and even more so avocado oil, are a great source of it. So along with all of the other health benefits of avocado, improving your skin is another good reason to have more of them in your diet.

 

Enjoy!

If you try it, let me know what you think!

xxxx

 

 

Avocado benefits to skin: Source

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Posted on April 18, 2015, in Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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