A – Z of foods that benefit the skin; Grapes

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‘G’ is for GRAPES Did you know that Grapes are actually a type of berry? Some Grapes are grown specifically for wine winemaking for producing raisins and then we have the grapes we see in the fruit shops, markets and supermarkets that we eat. Table grapes (as they can also be known) are an excellent source of dietary fibre, which is one of the reasons they benefit the skin. As you know dietary fibre is essential to ensure efficient passage out of the bowels. Think of it this way, if it comes out of the bowels, it doesn’t come out on the skin! Grapes are also high in phytonutrients, the most well known being Resveratrol for it being found in red wine. However, Resveratrol is also able to help with the reduction of an enzyme that breaks down collagen. As you know reduction of collagen goes hand in hand with skin aging. So Resveratrol in Grapes helping to protect collagen is good news for all of us as we age. Most of the Phytonutrients in grapes are found in the skin and seeds. So having Grapes as a snack is perfect for increasing your Phytonutrient levels. Just remember to rinse your grapes (or buy organic if possible) as they are ranked high in pesticide contamination. Maybe 2 minutes longer to prepare than grapes straight up, is the fruit salad below.

Tropical Fruit Salad

  • Grapes
  • Banana
  • Mango
  • Mint Leaves
  • Coconut Shavings
Slice and dice all the fruit, pop into a bowl and top with coconut shavings and mint leaves. If your skin can tolerate yoghurt, add a dollop of plain yoghurt. Refreshing, energizing and so easy to prepare. You can’t beat it on a hot summers day. Venessa is a down to earth Health Coach & RTT Therapist, specializing in helping clear your stress and problem skin through Holistic Simplicity. Her passion for healthy living, whole foods, skin care, stress reduction and improved digestion, is a result of years of acne and adrenal exhaustion issues that affected not only her body, but confidence too. Venessa wants to share with you how Yoga & Mindfulness along with a natural, unprocessed diet and SkinB5 products can build flawless skin, amazing confidence and a massive smile, as it has done for her. Check out Venessa’s website for more details about how Nutritional Therapy & Health Coaching can help you J www.holistic-simplicity.com Photo by Janos Virag from Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/food-healthy-dirty-leaf-59680/

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