4 Vitamin C Recipes To Help You Protect Your Skin

They say you are what you eat and where your skin is concerned, this is certainly the case. Focusing on your diet is something that should always be advised if you’re trying to improve the quality of your skin and keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay for as long as possible… and it’s worth doing some research of your own to find out what kind of food is best for this.

As it happens, Vitamin C is one of the best ways of protecting your skin as you age, so the sooner you start increasing your intake the better. Vitamin C is a really powerful antioxidant that can also help to support collagen production, so if you’re concerned with turning the clock back you’d better start stocking up on some good old Vitamin C right now.

To help you in your endeavours in the kitchen, we thought we’d do a quick round up of some of the tastiest recipes that are rich in this particular vitamin. Better put your aprons on double time!

Halloumi with broccoli tabbouleh & honey harissa dressing

Broccoli should always be on your shopping list if you’re after a Vitamin C injection. Per 100g it has 89mg of Vitamin C, so there you have it! We love the sound of this particular recipe from the BBC Good Food website (anything with halloumi cheese on the ingredient list will be a winner in our book) and with summer just around the corner this is an absolute must-make.

Caramelised cauliflower soup

Cauliflower is yet another wonderful veggie with lots of Vitamin C in it. USDA figures show that it has 48.2mg of the vitamin per 100g of cauliflower, so you might want to stock your cupboards full right now. We’ve been hearing a lot about cauliflower pizzas, which are certainly intriguing, but there’s nothing like a hearty bowl of warming soup to end the day with, is there? According to the Guardian, this one is “delightfully textured” and there are still enough colder days of spring left for you to really look forward to a tasty bowl of soup.

Mango salsa

It’s nice to know you can get your Vitamin C from somewhere other than vegetables and mango (as well as papaya) is an excellent source. Mango salsa goes with so many main dishes but we’re rather partial to it as a side for Thai green turkey burgers. Simply whip your salsa up in five minutes by dicing a mango, chopping half a red onion up finely and then squeezing some lime juice over the top. Simples!

Oatmeal with pineapple and mint

Give your breakfast oats a bit of a kick in the morning by chopping up some pineapple and throwing it over the top. Pineapple is another fruit really rich in Vitamin C and it’s easy to add to dishes since it’s so sweet. It works well with savouries and with puddings, so you could be eating this until the cows come home!

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