We all love the nippy weather but it often brings along several health hazards. It is that time of the year when the cold and foggy weather takes a huge toll on our skin. The dry winter season leaves our skin and lips dull and flaky. And no amount of lotion or cream can help you get the radiance back. One of the most common reasons for deteriorating skin health is a reduction in water intake. We tend to drink less amount of water during the winters, leaving our skin dull and gloomy. Hence, experts always suggest sufficient water intake during the season to restore the sheen.
Alongside water, seasonal fruits and vegetables play an equally important role in nourishing the skin from within. Tweaking your diet as per the season always has a positive effect on our overall health. High in vitamins and antioxidants, winter foods like orange, apple, leafy greens, guava, carrots etc help keep your skin soft and supple. Eat them or apply as fruit/veggie mask, these seasonal produces are just great for you!
We bring you an appetising salad bowl that includes a number of winter foods that promote skin health. It also includes olive oil that contains a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids. For the unversed, omega-3 fatty acid is known to regulate oil production in the skin, promote skin hydration and make it smooth by preventing breakouts.
This salad bowl is low in calorie and loaded with dietary fibre that promotes metabolism and keeps you full for long. Hence, it can be considered a great addition to your weight loss diet.
Here’s The Recipe Of Winter Salad Bowl For Healthy Skin:
Half carrot, julienne
Half beetroot, julienne
Half tomato, deseeded and julienne
5-6 leaves of lettuce
2-3 tablespoon pomegranate
For salad dressing
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, dry roasted
2-3 tablespoon peanuts, dry roasted and coarsely crushed
Lemon juice, as per taste
Black salt, as per taste
Honey, as per taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 teaspoon soy sauce
Chilli flakes, as per taste
Prepare the salad dressing: Mix lemon juice, black salt, honey, chilli flakes in soy sauce and add some olive oil to it.
Now take all the fruits and veggies in a mixing bowl.
Add the dressing and mix well. Add some more olive oil if needed.
Top with peanuts and sesame seeds and serve.
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