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Feed Your Face- The best food choices for a healthy glow through every season!

The summer season is almost over, but it doesn’t mean your skin can’t look radiant all year long! Studies have proven that a healthy diet has a direct correlation to healthy skin. Eating certain fruits, beans, vegetables, and proteins regularly can keep your skin, looking beautiful all year round!

Grabbing a venti coffee in the morning may actually do much more than just wake you up! A recent study has shown that drinking four cups of coffee a day combats melanoma- the deadliest form of skin cancer. Compounds in coffee have been linked to the suppression of carcinogens (the formation of cancer), and can reduce inflammation, oxidative stress, and DNA damage.

Summertime favorites like pomegranates and blueberries are rich with vitamins and antioxidants that boost skin radiance and prevent premature aging. Vitamin C neutralizes harsh free radicals and helps prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness. Avocados have also been shown to help keep skin hydrated with all the oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid that helps retain moisture) found in them.

Fresh fish filets, like wild salmon, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help keep skin supple and well-nourished. Every ounce of salmon contains selenium, a mineral that protects the skin from sun exposure, and vitamin D, which keeps bones and teeth strong and healthy. The skin superfood is delicious and can be easily incorporated into your diet.

Try Dr. Asarch’s delectable recipe for Chili-Seared Salmon with Roasted Pepper Salsa for a healthy and delicious way to brighten up your skin.

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Chili-Seared Salmon with Roasted Pepper Salsa

Per Serving:

Calories 380

Vit A IU 1528

Vit C mg 83

Vit E mg 1.2

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 6oz Wild Salmon Filets (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Olive Oil

Method for Salmon:

Combine chili powder, salt and pepper.  Rub evenly over salmon filets. Heat oil in a large non-stick pan over medium – high heat.  Add filets; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily.  To serve, top salmon with salsa.

Roasted Red Pepper Salsa:

  • ¾ Cup Red Onion diced
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • ½ Cup Plum Tomato diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Yellow Bell Pepper, roasted and diced
  • ½ Cup Red Bell Pepper, roasted and diced
  • 2 tsp. Cider Vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground Coriander
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Serrano pepper, seeded and minced

Method for Salsa:

Roast Peppers on an open flame until black on the outside.  Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Steam for 10 minutes.  Peel under cool water, removing skin and seeds and dice.  Discard stems.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.  Let stand at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve over salmon.

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