Monday, April 16, 2012

Healthy Skin and Foods to Eat Like Strawberry Bruschetta


Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin.

This diet includes plenty of dark orange (carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash) and dark green (broccoli, spinach, kale) vegetables.

Vitamin E helps promote great skin, which is why this diet includes nuts such as hazelnuts and almonds  which are high in vitamin E as snacks.

Fish contains oils that will help nourish your skin. This diet includes fish options at lunch and dinner to add luster and softness to your complexion.
Eating more vitamin C-rich foods, such as strawberries, may help to ward off wrinkles and age-related dryness.  Collagen is fibrous protein that keeps skin firm and vitamin C is essential for collagen production. Anyway you eat strawberries it's a win for your skin!

Strawberry Bruschetta:

4 thick slices whole-wheat bread
6 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups sliced or diced hulled strawberries
4 tablespoons mascarpone

Toast bread in a toaster.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over high heat. Add sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice and cook, stirring, until the sugar melts and the mixture begins to bubble, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add strawberries and stir until juices begin to exude and the berries are heated through, 30 seconds to 1 minute more.
Spread 1 tablespoon mascarpone on each piece of toast. Top with the warm berries

8 comments:

  1. This sounds absolutely amazing. I am definitely going to try this one.

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  2. Claudia,
    Anyway you slice it, I love strawberry Bruschetta. So many yummy ways to eat those luscious berries.

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  3. This is good information--the women in my family pride themselves in good skin, and I'm trying my best to hold up the tradition! Those bruschetta...all I can say is yum.

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  4. Good to know that there are more benefits in eating strawberries than delicious taste! Love the bruschetta, great taste and pretty darn healthy, can't ask for more than that!

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  5. I had no idea about strawberries being good for the skin! And the bruschetta idea sounds wonderful.

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  6. This sounds amazing, Claudia! And besides being delicious, I love the health benefits :)

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  7. oooh, i need healthy skin and I love your ideas here - looks yummy!
    thanks for sharing

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  8. Hi, sono capitata qui per caso.
    Ciao sono una foodblogger Italina, mi piaccino le tue ricette partlicolari, e questa ancora di più.
    UNa bruschetta che ti regola dovrebbe essere con OLio aglio e pomodoro, te l'hai trsformata in qualcosa di dolce con l'aito di un po' di zucchero e fragole.

    Ciao
    LAura

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