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Valeria Dolbel

I'm a nutritional therapist and beauty nutrition practitioner specialising in plant-based nutrition and holistic gut, hormone and skin health. In other words, I help people to transition and maintain a balanced plant-based diet to achieve radiant health!

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Systemic chronic inflammation is a critical factor in most diseases, including skin conditions like acne. Millions of people are affected by acne worldwide, so if you are one of them, try adding more cruciferous vegetables to your diet to target inflammation and oxidative stress.

Inflammation, until recently, was considered a secondary event in the pathogenesis of acne. However, studies over the past decade have demonstrated a central role of inflammation in the development of acne lesions.

A 2014 study monitored the diets of 1005 middle-aged Chinese women and found that those who ate more servings of green cruciferous vegetables had significantly lower levels of inflammation.

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli contain a compound called glucoraphanin, which gets converted to a biologically active substance called Sulforaphane when ingested. Sulforaphane has been clinically shown to reduce inflammation.

Raw vegetables have the highest levels of Sulforaphane. For example, one study found that raw broccoli had ten times more Sulforaphane than cooked broccoli. I like to call this salad “Happy Skin Salad” because it includes all skin-loving ingredients in their raw form.

A healthy diet can prevent chronic diseases and improve your skin!

This salad contains fresh ingredients that will leave you nourished and feeling good about yourself. It includes Sulforaphane-rich broccoli, apple – a great source of soluble fibre pectin, orange for a hefty dose of Vitamin C, edamame for protein, red onions and raisins for antioxidant Quercetin and pumpkin seeds and olive oil for healthy fats.

Broccoli Salad For Happy Skin

This salad contains fresh ingredients that can help you fight acne and prevent chronic disease.
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 4
Calories 277 kcal


Broccoli Salad:

  • 1 broccoli chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 red apple chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 orange cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup red onion minced
  • 1 cup edamame defrosted
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds toasted


  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • In a large bowl, combine broccoli, apples, oranges, edamame, raisins, pumpkin seeds and onion together.
  • In a small jar, whisk together the orange juice, ACV, honey, garlic, olive oil and salt. Add the dressing to the salad and toss well.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving to let the vegetables absorb the flavours from the dressing.
  • Toss well before serving.


Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 10gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.003gPotassium: 1010mgFiber: 9gVitamin A: 1088IUVitamin C: 168mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 3mg


”I feel amazing, I have had so much more energy over the past 3 weeks, my skin and complexion have improved, no more bloating and the best is I have more clarity about my life. I’ve gained so much from doing this and I want to continue these good habits. Thank you Valeria Dolbel for helping me with this upgrade and reset. I couldn’t have done it without you!”

-Michelle R.

“Valeria is very passionate and knowledgeable on following a plant-based diet to improve overall health. "

yes please ⋙

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