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Monday, July 2, 2018

Can Cookout Foods Harm You Complexion?

Summer is the perfect time for cookouts. Food always seems to taste better on the grill and you don't have to heat up your kitchen.  So whether you are just cooking for your family or having family and friends over, a cookout always seems to be special. What could be better?

Well, if you are trying to maintain a youthful appearance - there is a problem:
Most of those “fresh-off-the-grill” staples we’ve come to love…

Are major skin-agers.

Take hot dogs, for example. By now, you probably know these ultra-processed meats aren’t exactly “healthy”...

(The World Health Organization has even linked them to a higher risk of certain cancers.)

And it goes without saying — anything with that many preservatives is bound to rob your skin of its healthy, youthful glow.

But if that’s not reason enough to take hot dogs off your shopping list, consider this:

Their notoriously high sodium content can ALSO put you on the fast track to puffy eyes and unsightly facial bloating!

You may say, what about a burger instead. Well, I’ll admit, I love a big juicy burger every now and then myself…

So I don’t expect you to eliminate them altogether, but if you’re serious about your skin’s appearance — moderation is key.

You see, when red meat is cooked at high temperatures (like on a grill), it releases harmful compounds…

Which, on top of being pretty bad for you in general, destroy the key structural proteins in your skin.

(If this sounds familiar, it’s because it's the same skin-aging glycation process we typically associate with sugar!)

So if you want to keep your skin firm, smooth, and lifted — keep the burgers to a minimum.

Now, I am not saying, you can't have a great cookout. You can still throw one heck of a cookout without putting your appearance in jeopardy.

In fact, there’s a way to indulge your cravings… while helping your skin look YOUNGER at the same time!    Simply swap those dogs and burgers for fresh salmon fillets.

Not only is salmon much healthier than hot dogs, red meat, and even chicken…

It’s also LOADED with more skin-boosting nutrients than just about any other protein.

So if there’s a sign of aging you’re concerned about - wrinkles, sagging skin, sun damage, or even hair loss...

You’ll want to eat salmon as often as possible!

Salmon is pretty much the ultimate “look younger” superfood and here is a recipe that will help you sneak even MORE beauty benefits into your meal.
This salmon with salsa combines the collagen-boosting benefits of Omega 3s and amino acids (found in salmon)...

With a powerful cocktail of vitamins and antioxidants — for a youthfully radiant complexion.

That salsa isn’t just a flavorful topping…It’s chock-full of some of the most potent Vitamin C sources around.

So, while a mix of bell peppers, jalapenos, and kiwi fruit might seem unusual — it’s actually what gives this recipe its skin-brightening “superpower.”

So get the grill ready and make some salmon!  Your face will love it!!

Salmon with Salsa                                                Print
Ingredients (Serves 2):

For the salsa:
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 Persian cucumber, diced
  • 1 ripe kiwi, diced
  • ½ ripe mango, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro or parsley
  • ½ avocado, diced
For the salmon:
  • 2 4-oz skin on salmon fillets
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  1. Heat your grill, or preheat your oven to 400.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the red onion, cucumber, kiwi, mango, bell pepper, and jalapeno.
  3. Add lime juice, vinegar, sea salt, and cilantro, and stir to combine.
  4. Gently fold in avocado, then set aside.
  5. See 6-8 for grill, or 9-11 for oven instructions.
  6. If using the grill, oil your salmon on all sides with avocado oil. Sprinkle with salt.
  7. Grill over medium heat, skin side down, for 10-15 minutes, until skin is crispy and a knife inserted into the thickest part of the fish comes out clean.
  8. Sprinkle with cumin, and grill an additional minute before proceeding to step 12.
  9. If using the oven, line a sheet tray with foil, and spread half the oil on the tray, half on the salmon.
  10. Sprinkle salmon with salt and cumin.
  11. Bake 20-25 minutes, until a knife inserted into the thickest part of the fish comes out clean.
  12. Serve each fillet with ½ cup of salsa and a green salad.

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