Trade: The usual slab of red meat for fish (not fried).


Red meat isn’t bad, but today’s factory farming methods doesn’t make good meat. Animals are fed grains rather than grass so their fats have high ratios of omega 6 (which promotes inflammation – bad for skin).

Some animals are given antibiotics (as they’re indoors and sickly), injected with hormones to gain weight and some animals are not slaughtered hygienically – leaving high counts of fecal bacteria to breed on the meat.

Wild fish (caught from oceans, not farmed), has high levels of omega 3 fatty acids – the fats that make your skin moisturised and supple.

Omega 6 tends to promote inflammation and omega 3 does the opposite. So if you have rosacea, eczema, dry skin or sensitive skin, get more oily fish into your diet. Try salmon or sashimi.

If you don’t like eating fish, grass fed, free-range organic or wild animal meat contains suitable levels of omega 3. Of course, you can try fish oil or salmon oil supplements too.

Make sure you buy capsules that contain at least 1000mg of EPA & DHA. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, try a tablespoon of flaxseed oil everyday.

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