Top 5 foods for Youthful Skin

4/8/15 –

Top 5 foods for Youthful Skin
Getting older is a tough topic for most of us – but it doesn’t have to be!   The actual number doesn’t matter, especially if we don’t feel or look older.  Go ahead and include my top five foods for youthful skin in your nutrition each day and you’ll be looking younger and feeling more energetic in no time!
1. Healthy Fats
Your body needs fat in order to repair its cells and give you energy. If you don’t eat fats, your body doesn’t repair itself and you AGE faster than normal.
Here Are A Few Healthy Sources Of Healthy Fat
Grass-Fed Butter (NO MARGARINE – that’s synthetic and processed and will cause damage to your cells)
Olive Oil
Pasture-raised eggs with yolk – the yolk has all the good fats 🙂
Almonds, Walnuts, Macadamias and Pistachios
Fatty Fish like Salmon, Sardines, Mackerel and Trout
Stay away from partially hydrogenated oils
2.  Vegetables at Every Meal
Vegetables are full of Antioxidants that help fight free radicals to help slow aging and prevent disease.
3. Protein
Eating Protein increases a protein called glutamine which increases Human Growth Hormone (HGH).  From my previous newsletters and videos – you already know that HGH is the youth Hormone = so an increase in HGH = younger looking skin.  Lovely!
4. Drink Green Tea
The anti-aging properties of tea are attributed to flavonoid phytochemicals called polyphenols. These antioxidants have been shown to exert sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation.
5. Dark Chocolate – Hooray!
In addition to shrinking your waistline as one of my Top 10 Fat burning foods, Dark Chocolate also helps you look younger! The potent antioxidants found in Dark Chocolate naturally hydrate your skin, reduce inflammation, and fight skin damage caused by the sun. It’s very important to make sure it’s 70 – 75 % or higher cacao content to assure less sugar – because as we know sugar ages you faster. The higher the cacao percentage will also maximize the antioxidant potency for more youth boosting benefits!
For inspiration and recipes on how to incorporate the foods above, just check out my Facebook page here  and Instagram here:
and at the yummy recipe below.
You can also check out my latest YouTube video where I talk more about my anti-aging diet as outlined above right here.
Remember – you can’t choose the right foods all the time.  I live the 80/20 Rule so go ahead and indulge once in a while!
For more information on my nutrition recommendations – take a look at
Thai Pork & Veggie Meatballs
Prep Time – 20 Minutes
Cook time – 20 minutes
Serves 4
From PaleOMG:
For the meatballs
  • 2 small zucchinis, shredded
  • 2 small carrots, shredded
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ½ pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
For the sauce
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of coconut milk
  • ¼ cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (or sriracha)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • pinch of salt
To garnish
  • chopped green onions
  • chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place zucchinis and carrots in a food processor using the shredding attachment. Remove shredded zucchini and carrots from the food processor and squeeze out excess water with some paper towels.
  3. Place zucchini, carrots, pork, turkey, and the rest of the the meatball ingredients in a bowl and use your hands to combine.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out meatballs then shape in hands. Set aside on a plate. This should be 12-15 large meatballs.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients until completely combine.
  6. Place a large oven safe saucepan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add a teaspoon of sesame oil or other cooking oil (coconut oil). Once saucepan is hot, add meatballs to the pan and brown on all sides. Once browned, remove from heat, pour all of the sauce on top of meatballs.
  7. Place saucepan in and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through. This time will range depending on the size of the meatballs.
  8. Garnish meatballs with chopped cilantro and green onions.