Want to make better salads that will digest well and give your skin a radiant healthy glow? You’ll love the make better salad tips from Certified Clinical Nutritionist Lauren Talbot’s book, Clear Skin Detox Diet. I was recently sent a copy to review and I was immediately surprised by it.
This is not a fad book with fantastic food photos and recipes made with ingredients that are hard to find. Nope. It’s an easy read manual that includes simple recipes and practical advice. The book is chalked full of nutritional information, education about skin cells, digestion, and even toxins in conventional foods. Lauren writes in plain English and offers sound advice for the average person. If you have acne, dermatitis, eczema, or signs of premature aging, you’ll want to check out this book.
In Clear Skin Detox Diet Lauren teaches her readers about the importance of good nutrition for healthy skin. She explains that our skin is actually an organ and it’s job is to help the body detox. Chronic skin conditions like acne, dermatitis, and eczema are the first visible signs of a dietary imbalance.
- Leaky gut syndrome.
- Inflammatory foods to avoid.
- Healthy foods to combine for optimal nutrient density.
- Candida albicans and how to combat it.
- How to achieve proper PH balance.
You don’t need to buy Lauren’s book to learn how to make better salads. She’s graciously offered to provide an excerpt from it for Healthy Family. Use the guidelines in Clear Skin Detox Diet to build a better salad for your family and start new habits that will improve skin and overall health.
How to Make Better Salads from the Clear Skin Detox Diet Book
Choose your green base from Column 1.
Greens are an essential part of any life-sustaining meal and can and should be enjoyed in abundance at every meal, in any and every variety. You can keep it simple with spinach, but get creative with mixed greens such as arugula, baby kale, and chopped romaine.
Choose your raw salad additions from Column 2.
Fill up on these first and use the remaining additional options to add more density to your salad if needed.
Choose your protein of choice from Column 3.
Regardless of common belief, each of these items contains protein, but not all of them digest well when combined together at the same meal.
Column 4 includes options that digest well with the “protein” you have chosen.
For instance, columns one and two are ideal for any salad, but once you choose a protein, you should only choose additional items that correspond with that protein. Certain ingredients will overlap, but other ingredients should never be combined together.
Column 5 addresses healthy dressing options and alternatives to bottled dressings.
They are simple and serve to enhance the flavor of your salad, instead of mask it. It is important to avoid bottled dressings, as they often contain added sugars, cheap oils, additives, and additional ingredients that do not serve us well and can make a relatively nutrient-dense salad unhealthy.
In other words, a salad or meal with quinoa may be added to a salad with avocado, but never to a salad with grilled chicken, fish, cheese, or nuts/seeds/dried fruit.
Use Chart to Make Better Salads for Clear Skin and Better Digestion
Does the Clear Skin Detox Diet Work?
An interview with Alexa Lund, age 18:
About Lauren Talbot
A certified clinical nutritionist, Lauren Talbot came to this work after spending ten frustrating years in and out of spas and dermatology offices seeking the solution for a beautiful, blemish-free complexion. Lauren attributed her bad luck to genetics, trying everything from topical treatments to prescription remedies. It was not until discovering and then studying with celebrity nutritionist, Natalia Rose, CN, that she realized and understood the connection between diet and skin. Lauren now works internationally with high-profile health- and beauty-conscious clients looking to discover the secrets and solution to a youthful, glowing and clear complexion, and overall health and wellness. Find her online at www.diaryofanutritionist.com and www.theglowdetoxdiet.com. If you’d like to connect with her on social media, Lauren can be found on Twitter @glowdetox