We sat down with Tricia Williams, executive chef and founder of Food Matters NYC, who has recommended foods that will help you stay beautiful from the inside out – no matter your age!
Food Matters NYC uses the following in their customized organic meal delivery service to help their clients’ look and feel better – from more radiant skin, to brighter eyes, to healthier nails and hair:
- Activated Charcoal – Detoxifier
o Commonly taken as supplement, Tricia takes a more innovative approach by using as a coating for chicken or salmon, or for drinks such as Black Charcoal Lemonade
- Full Fat – Keeps skin soft and supple
o Cooking with ingredients like avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, and grass feed beef tallow, not only helps the skin, but also helps you stay fuller longer
- Collagen – For Healthy Hair, Nails, and Bones
o Bone broth is an easy way Tricia recommends to work this into one’s diet, but for a more fun approach, she also uses grass fed gelatin to make puddings, jello, and marshmallows
- Dark Chocolate– Key source of flavonoids
o For the greatest benefit, its best to eat 75% dark chocolate raw without refined sugar added, but Tricia also often uses cocoa powder in puddings and desserts, as well as in Mexican-style chicken dishes as a mole sauce
- Berries – Great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories
o Packed with Vitamin C to help the skin, Tricia uses berries daily in her dishes – choosing from whatever is in season at the time
Do you have any foods you love that keep you looking and feeling vibrant? Leave a comment below!