Sardines are one of the most powerful beauty boosters and their omega-3 content helps you avoid new wrinkles.
Omega-3s are brilliant at oxygenating your skin tissue, revitalising and improving your skin tone and giving you a healthy glow.
1/2 avocado, peeled and stone removed
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon chopped red chilli (optional)
pinch of Celtic sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
1-2 slices Gluten-Free Bread, or Chia and Flaxseed Loaf
1 small handful of rocket (arugula) leaves 120 g (41/4 oz) tin sardines, smashed extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
1. Place the avocado, lime juice, chilli, if using, salt and pepper in a bowl and mash together with a fork.
2. Toast one or two slices of your favourite gluten-free bread.
3. Spread the avocado mixture over the toast and top with the rocket and smashed sardines.
4. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with the lime wedges on the side.
Health Benefits of Sardines
The most intriguing benefit of sardines is that they help to slow the aging process. They are rich in the vital coenzyme Q10, which promotes a healthy immune system, restores vitality and is a potent antioxidant. The omega-3 oils in sardines benefit the circulatory system, have anti- inflammatory properties and hydrate the skin.
Recipes and images from Eat Yourself Beautiful: Supercharged Food by Lee Holmes, $35.00, published by Murdoch Books, photographed by Steve Brown.