New month, new rules!
I always think of September as a ‘reset’ month. Maybe because it used to mark the start of a new year at school and university, or maybe because it usually signals the end of summer and beginning of autumn as the days start to get a little shorter.
So in the spirit of resetting (and because I like a challenge), starting today and for the whole of September I’ve decided to give up meat and go Pescetarian! There are a few reasons behind this - some health related and others a bit more general.
I’ve been told by quiet a few friends that eating less animal-fat and reducing meat consumption can make you feel generally better, more alert and less sluggish (all of which can’t be a bad thing!). Health-wise there are also many supposed benefits of the pescatarian diet for your skin - here's a few of them:
- Fish contains lean, high-quality protein, which helps to make the structural proteins that maintain the strength and integrity of the skin.
- Fish is a great source of zinc, a mineral that's important for regulating inflammation, the production of new skin cells and overall skin health
- It's also contains omega-3 fatty acids - which help keep skin thick, supple and moisturized.
All of the above were more than enough to convince me to give this diet a go. So over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing my progress and posting a few tasty fish-based recipes in case you’re inspired to give this a go as well - watch this space.