5 Best Foods for Glowing, Healthy Skin

I’m 34, a mother of two, and I still feel really young.

 

 

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Your skin is the window to your overall health. If you feel like your skin is dull and dry, it’s a good idea to take a closer look at what you’re eating because the state of your skin is largely a reflection of your diet. Achieve healthier, younger-looking skin by eating food rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and E, and essential fatty acids, among others.

 

“The skin is the largest body part of the body and one of the most vital ones. Aside from using skincare products, you can take better care of your skin by eating food that are beneficial for the skin such as salmon, berries, and green tea. In addition to eating right, healthy skin can be achieved through regular exercise and adequate sleep,” says MediCard president and CEO Dr. Nicky Montoya.

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#Recipe of the Day: Stir-Fried Spinach

Here’s another healthy and delicious recipe that you can prepare for your family or for your “balik-alindog” project. It can be served with meat or fish as a side dish.

 

stir-fried spinach

What you’ll need:

5 slices bacon, chopped

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp minced garlic

1 onion, chopped

3 bags baby spinach leaves

salt and pepper to taste

hard boiled eggs/quail eggs (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Heat the pan over medium heat. Fry the bacon until crispy. Drain and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter. Sauté garlic and onion.
  3. Add the spinach and bacon. Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with chopped hard boiled eggs or quail eggs.

Another option is to add sliced shiitake mushroom or sliced button mushroom. You can serve this with fried fish or roasted pork and rice, or bread.

#Recipe of the Day: Tofu Vegetable Kare-Kare

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Recipe of the Day:

Tofu Vegetable Kare-Kare

 

Today’s recipe is a meat-free version of our favorite ulam (viand), KARE-KARE. This isn’t less delicious of the old version but healthier, too!

 

What you’ll need:

1 ¾ cups of water

1pc pork bouillon cube

banana heart, sliced

1 cup sitaw (long beans), sliced

1 ¹/³ cup eggplant, sliced

salt to taste

3 cups pechay

350 grams tofu, cut into 2, fried then cut into cubes

1 pack (50 grams) Kare-Kare Mix

 

Let’s get started!

  1. Boil water with bouillon cube.
  2. Add kare-kare mix, banana heart, sitaw, eggplant and salt.
  3. Boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add pechay and tofu.
  5. Simmer for another 5 minutes.

 

That’s it! Stay healthy!

 

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