“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments” said Bethenny Frankel.
We often have a table full of skin care products and are religious in our applications, with the hope they’d work wonders; whilst neglecting the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.
We are what we eat – what we eat can affect our hormone balances, appearance of our hair and nails, create or cause inflammation and etc. It takes two hands to clap – what we consume are just as important as the serums and face creams we apply.
DHA, EPA and ALA – are the Omega 3 fatty acids we are familiar with. Mackerel, Salmon and Shad are the top three omega-3 fatty acid rich sources of DHA and EPA; whilst ALA, found in plant based food sources, can be derived the most from Flaxseed, Chia Seeds and English Walnuts.
So why Omega-3? Omega-3 fatty acids are actually essential for the human body but our body is unable to produce these acids. The only way we can have Omega-3 intake is through the food we eat. Other than its benefits to prevent cancer, fight inflammation, improve bone health and etc; Omega-3 is also a great way for preventing premature aging, acne as well as skin dehydration.
An alternative to ensuring that you eat fatty fish at least 2 times per week is consuming supplements like the Perricone MD’s Omega 3 Supplement. Supplements are a good way to make sure your body is getting its optimal omega-3 intake. The softgel capsules are convenient for everyday intake and furthermore, these capsules does not have a fishy smell!