Food that Makes You Beautiful Inside and Out

November 7, 2012 • Beauty, Fashion Blog, Health & Fitness

There are thousands of beauty products out there that claim to make you beautiful. While they can work temporarily, they are just quick fixes. Stay beautiful from the inside out by forgoing the anti-aging cream and deep conditioners, and instead eat the right kinds of foods. There are many good foods for your body, but here are some of the best that will show you results on the outside.

Green Tea

The ultimate in healthy eating, green tea hydrates your body and contains antioxidants that reverse the effects of free radicals and aging. It can also help protect skin from sun damage and is already found in many beauty creams and balms. Don’t rely only on the cream because organic and premium blends of green tea give you a super boost of antioxidants not found in the lotions.

Wild Salmon

Salmon is heavy in omega-3 fatty acid which can do wonders to your skin. This super food will hydrate and help reduce redness and inflammation. It will provide excellent overall skin health. Not a fan of salmon? Also try sardines, mackerel, and omega-3 supplements for you non fish eaters.

Blueberries

Full of vitamin C, these sweet treats give your immune system and skin an extra boost. The vitamin C works to stimulate collagen production to fight against aging. It also defeats free radicals and other toxins from causing skin to age prematurely.

Pumpkin Seeds

Not only are these easy to eat snacks are a great fall treat and help curb hunger, but they also contain a ton of vitamin E. The perfect combination between blueberries and wild salmon, these seeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids and help fight against anti aging. They are also know to heal acne and other skin problems. Try to stay away from consuming too much sodium by buying unsalted seeds.

Tomatoes

High in fiber and vitamin A, these funky fruits help in rejuvenating skin cells maintaining an overall healthy glow. In addition to using a sunscreen, the lycopene also helps in UV sun protection.

Beans

Find that your nails have been brittle and hair is too dull? Try eating more protein which is found in foods like beans, eggs, and lean meats. They will strengthen your nail and hairs and bring the shine back.

Oysters

Not only are they a healthy source of protein, but oysters contain zinc, a mineral that can clear up acne prone skin and boost the immune system. It also contains vitamin B which can make hair look healthier and shinier.

Dark Chocolate

Delicious and nutritions! Dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure and contains antioxidants to prevent the effects of free radicals. The darker the chocolate, the lower the fat and sugar content, and the better it is for you.

Super foods do wonders, but while adjusting your diet to eat healthier, stay away from processed meats, high amount of sugar and sodium, and most importantly, skin drying alcohol.

– Kendall Hill

Source: WebMD.com

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One Response to Food that Makes You Beautiful Inside and Out

  1. And they’re all such tasty foods! Many of them are very budget friendly too, so you won’t feel like you have to spend a lot of money on trying to eat healthy. I guess the only really expensive things are blueberry and good dark chocolate – not the supermarket stuff.

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