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A salmon twice a day keeps the wrinkles away

salmon for beauty1 A salmon twice a day keeps the wrinkles away

Would you eat salmon twice a day, three days in a row if I told you that it will increase your skin’s radiance, glow and firmness? I probably can eat a small serving, like maybe the equivalent of three small slices you find on the salmon sushi but that’s about it. I don’t really like salmon much, especially not when they’re cooked. So to eat 3-oz of broiled salmon for lunch and dinner is just too much to stomach. But that’s what Dr Perricone recommends in his anti-inflammatory diet to aid in the elimination of puffiness and increase our skin’s firmness.

Nutritional facelift diet
According to the Perricone diet, our skin can get immediate benefits by following what he calls a nutritional facelift diet for three days. The foundation of this diet is wild salmon, eaten twice a day with blueberries, strawberries, cranberries and raspberries. The antioxidants found in the berries along with the omega-3 fatty acids in the fish will make you looking markedly refreshed in three days. And in addition to eating lots of fish and berries, you are to cut out white foods like rice, bread, and pasta for those three days.

Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for skin
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that can be found in good amounts in fishes such as salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies and tuna. The two major types of essential fats found in fishes are DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid). In several researches, EPA component of fishes plays a major role in skin care. This includes:
- protecting the skin from sun exposure.
- providing anti-inflammatory properties.
- acting as an antioxidant to combat free radicals.
- inhibiting the production of androgens–hormones that results in oily skin.

fish oil A salmon twice a day keeps the wrinkles away

Fish oil supplement as an alternative
Salmon is easily the most accessible and familiar of the five top fish for omega-3s but how many of us are able to eat salmon twice a day for three days? I’m not keen on taking on the Perricone’s diet even though I want firmer skin. So this is where fish oil supplements come in for people like me. It’s convenient and fuss free! Just remember to choose those that have undergone stringent testing for freshness and the presence of environmental contaminants including mercury, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), DDT (an organic pesticide) and dioxins.

Grilled salmon skin
My husband eats salmon rather frequently as it benefits his joints. He grills the fish and so it’s quite tasty but still, I can’t enjoy this this fish daily and much less twice a day, three days in a row. The most I can do is to eat it on alternate days and I’ll rather fall back on taking the supplement. But I enjoy eating the grilled salmon skin, which is full of fat and really tasty. That I can eat daily! And you know what? Salmon skin contains high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids! Okay, I know some people don’t eat the skin because of the fear of mercury contamination but Norwegian salmon are quite safe according to our government. Plus, we always pick the smaller pieces (which are tastier) so chances of those smaller fish absorbing toxins are lower.

Omega-3 drives away PMS
What about you? Do you like salmon? And are you able to eat broiled salmon twice a day, three days in a row for your skin’s sake? Oh and in case you don’t already know, omega 3 is also good for alleviating PMS!

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Blogger and founder of Viva Woman, Sesame is a skin care addict who is fond of using natural & organic beauty products. She also enjoys ogling at handmade jewelry & cute stationery.

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Comments

  1. Carrie says:

    Oh no… this is bad news for vegetarians :( I don’t eat meat nor seafood as I am a vegetarian. Though I do still eat dairy products and eggs (not yet a vegan), I wonder if there are any traces of Omega-3 fatty acids in these kinds of food too?!

    • Plant based flaxseed oil is an alternative for EFAs but they’re not as good compared to fish oil. Plus, some pple can’t take it as it will cause acne – like for me.
      http://www.vivawoman.net/2010/06/11/plant-based-omega-from-flax-oil-cause-acne/

      • Ah~ Good to know there’s a vegetarian alternative!! Thanks for the info!! I will try flaxseed oil and lets hope my body will adjust to it and won’t break out >”<

  2. I take flaxseed oil too as an alternative since I am also a vegetarian, Udo’s Blended oil is also a good choice, sometimes I also
    add some Chia seed (also known for its omega 3 properties) if I am too lazy to pop capsule. For flaxseed capsules, I found the brand Melrose organic flaxseed capsules to be quite good, only trouble in Malaysia, its only available in certain health food stores.Not sure about Singapore

    • sesame says:

      Oh thanks for the names of the brands. Brands do make a difference to the quality. Haven’t seen Melrose around…they maybe available at some of the organic stores.

  3. kahling says:

    Errm, check out this link http://www.marksdailyapple.com/salmon-factory-farm-vs-wild/

    • sesame says:

      Definitely wild Norwegian salmon – healthier and tastier. Even for the supplements, choose those that are derived from wild salmon.

  4. espenine says:

    I love salmon and would not hesitate to eat them everyday but its would be an expensive lifestyle.

    I take fish oil supplements from Nature’s Farm.

    • sesame says:

      Yeah…expensive. But they would need to be cooked in different styles to make them more palatable for daily fare.

  5. I’ve been taking Omega 3-6-9 for at least 5 years. I’m starting to wonder if that would be the reason of my baby-face? I’m 27, look 21 and even younger without make-up.

    Last week I went to apply for a loyalty card in this store and I wasn’t wearing any make-up. The saleswoman told me I needed permission from one of my parents since I was underage. LOL.

    It’s kind of terrible, but I think it won’t be as I grow older. In any case, I won’t stop taking the omega’s. They’re good for overall health and also for your brain, which is why I started taking them in the first place.

    • Wow, being identified as younger is always great! I am sure your regular taking of the Omega has helped. So just keep taking! :)

  6. Not only good for the skin, the omega 3 element also helps to reduce cholesterol level and promote weight loss. In some studies, the report also reveal that it can helps to make your heart bit to be more stable and prevent heart disease.

    Simon

  7. Salmon is my favourite food in the World. I could eat it every day, if fact I just had a some for dinner. I only wish it was cheaper.
    I am happy that it has so many benefits besides being so tasty :)
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  8. I eat fish everyday but no salmon. I don’t mind eating it if it’s readily available in hawker centre.

    • sesame says:

      Now that you’ve mentioned, I don’t see much of it around in hawkers or foodcourt…I guess it’s expensive and the vendors probably figure it’s hard business to entice too many customers to want to order salmon related food.

  9. I’m a pescetarian so I totally love eating seafood. I love to eat salmon. I totally could eat it everyday… with pistachio pesto or with chimichurri sauce. Yum!!! Sadly, it’s a bit too expensive (it would totally drain my weekly budget) to keep buying fresh salmon each week.

    • sesame says:

      I know…it’s not cheap, especially the wild Norwegian salmon we get here. So the other alternative is the supplement for me.

  10. I love salmon. I can take it raw, boiled, grilled, steamed, etc. I can even take it without seasoning, haha. Since I’ve been cutting down on beef and pork recently, I’m happily forced to take more salmon. I hope it’ll pay off in more ways that one, hehehe.
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    • sesame says:

      I am sure it will. Cutting down red meat is a good choice because too much meat can cause inflammation at the cellular level. Personally, I don’t eat beef and hardly eat pork or lamb. My favorites are white meat and they are typically chicken and fish. I’m more of a chicken person though…heheh…don’t seem to get tired of them. :razz:

  11. Eating salmon daily would be a very expensive lifestyle, and I can’t afford it. If it weren’t that expensive, I would dive in long time ago. I’m looking for other less expensive replacement :)
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    • sesame says:

      Fish oil supplements?

      • Oh, probably not. I don’t quite like supplements. What I am looking for is something natural (e.g. fruits), affordable, and convenient to find. So, I am trying to kill two birds with one stone. Lazy me :)

        • sesame says:

          I see…then take loads of fruits and vegetables if you can…the darker the color, the better. :)

  12. While I like salmon, I’d sure be bored eating it every day. And it’s rich, so I can’t eat that much of it.
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    • sesame says:

      Yes, precisely…can be boring to have to eat it every day. I mean…how many different ways can we cook salmon anyway. Dr Perricone suggests 3 days in a row so I suppose it’s like out of 7 days…but then I still think it’s too much to have to eat it for lunch and dinner.

  13. Penoirz says:

    I must say that, in my experience, eating salmon a few times the week before my period seems to suppress any menstrual cramping that might otherwise ensue.i don’t always remember to eat it in time though. I’ve never tried fish-oil capsules but they’d be handier to have around i guess (and cheaper haha)

    • sesame says:

      Eating salmon regularly has helped your PMS? That’s great. I took fish oil consistently for a period and it really helped greatly. Now I don’t take it so regularly cos I’m on another supplement, which is also helping to curb the cramps.

  14. Hi, may I know what brand of omega 3-6-9 is good n not too pricey?

  15. hi…i dont eat meat or seafood but i wanna take the benefits of omega fatty acids..do supplements works coz i have read somewhere on net after sometime intake of excess supplements dont work…is it true …also can you suggest me a good brand coz i have to buy online as they are not easily available in india..m very desperate coz i dont have afirm skin and i lust for it

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