How to Prepare the Best Meal for Your Skin
Last week, I shared with you research findings by Dr Lam which guides you to best ingredients for your body according to your blood type.
This week I would love to go further with the ingredients and discuss how best to prepare them.
If I can give you my best tip on meal preparation for anyone with dry, sensitive and problematic skin, is this: Keep. It. Simple.
Use fresh ingredients for all your meals. Fresh meat, fresh fish, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables. Avoid frozen (ready-made) meals, unless they are 100% preservative-free. Home-made food is best.
Steam and boil are best, roast and stir-fries are OK. Deep-fried should be limited.
Cooking time for vegetables
Try to cook your vegetables with a minimum amount of time possible. The longer you cook it, the more nutrients it loses. Consume raw if you can.
Limit the number and amount of seasonings you are using in your meals, especially pepper, chilli and other spicy items. Flavour enhancers should also be limited, preferably eliminated. Herbs are fine.
Ketchup, Condiments, and the like
Ketchup, Mustard, Thousand Island, Caesar Dressings, Salad Dressings, Tabasco, Soy Sauce, and other bottled sauces. Can't live without them? They are meant to be taste enhancer of our food. But too much of them can destroy the naturally delicious flavour of your fresh ingredients and can harm your skin. The amount of artificial flavouring, preservative, and other unnatural ingredients in each bottled sauce is truly concerning.
If it is possible, try to eliminate these from your meals and just stick with salt and a little raw sugar as a flavouring. Otherwise, please use it sparingly and with caution.
Keep it clean, keep it simple. These are my best tips on how to prepare a meal for dry, sensitive and problematic skin. Of course, special treats are fine once in a while! 😉
Remember to keep writing notes on your journal on how your skin is going, especially when you are making changes to your diet or lifestyle.
Keep well! 😊💚💙