How far would you go for amazing skin? Would you eat salmon every single day? Because that is exactly what Victoria Beckham does, as she tells Net-a-Porter's The Edit:
I see a dermatologist in LA, called Dr Harold Lancer, who is incredible. I’ve known him for years — he sorted my skin out. I used to have really problematic skin and he said to me, ‘You have to eat salmon every single day.’ I said, ‘Really, every day?’ And he said, ‘Yes; breakfast, lunch or dinner, you have to eat it every single day.’
OK, I love salmon as much as the next hungry woman does, but wow... every day? It's true that salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids — the secret sauce behind fabulous skin — but it's not the only source. Not by a long shot.
Salmon is becoming the new chicken breast. Everyone eats loads of it because we think it's healthy. But we're missing out on other sources of omega-3s — better sources. Yeah, that's right. Better.
And to get better omega-3s, you need to think small. You need to eat the little fishes. We're talking mackerel and herring, which can be just as high in omega-3s as salmon is. Why are they better? Because they're lower in the food chain, which means they're lower in mercury. And did I mention they're also cheaper? Here are a few ideas to try out:
A few plant-based foods are high in short-chain omega-3s, a type that doesn't pack as much power as fish-derived omega-3s, but at least they come with fiber. Sprinkle these onto your salads, in your granola, over pasta, in smoothies or onto anything else you can think of.
Long story short, you do not have to eat salmon every single day to get glowing skin like Victoria Beckham does. Go for variety instead. There's plenty of fish in the sea, as they say.
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