Fish helps prevent signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines and dry skin. Seafood is packed with micronutrients such as collagen, replacing dead cells and preventing skin inflammations such as eczema and psoriasis.
The natural omega-3 in seafood helps to boost the body´s anti-inflammatory compounds. Many skin conditions have symptoms akin to redness or rawness, which are due to inflamed pores. There are several studies showing that babies who have consumed seafood during their first nine months have a lower risk of developing eczema.
Fish also stimulates the production of collagen, which keeps our skin supple and moisturized. The vitamin E in fish helps maintain a healthy glow.
The natural oils contained in seafood also helps protect against the damaging effects of UV rays, and the antioxidants in seafood combat the free radicals which kill skin cells, and provoke ageing.
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