3 Diet Tips To Reduce Puffy Eyes & Dark Circles

If, like me, you’re prone to dark shadows under your eyes, the following diet tips will help perk your peepers up from the inside out and allow you use a little less concealer! Of course, getting a decent night’s kip works wonders too!

1) Start the day with a cup of warm water with the juice of half a lemon which ‘switches on’ the liver and kick-starts detoxification and hydration. Try cutting your consumption of tea/coffee back by at least half.

2) Reduce your wheat intake – puffiness or dark shadows under the eyes can sometimes be caused by overconsumption of or a sensitivity to wheat (i.e. bread, pasta, cereal, crackers and biscuits) Try using spelt or buckwheat bread instead and swap pasta for quinoa for a month and see if you notice a difference. If anything, I guarantee you’ll feel less bloated!

3) Eat more beans, berries and apples – Consuming foods high in antioxidants can help strengthen the blood vessels around the eyes, so, I recommend you eat one portion of berries and an apple every day and at least 3 portions of beans and lentils per week. See website for inspiring recipes.

If all else fails, the oul tea bag under the eyes trick always works a treat! J