Thursday, May 10, 2012

Eating Right Makes you Beautiful

Although there are lot of things out in the market today that will promise to make you gorgeous, nothing beats natural beauty sources. You are what you eat is what people usually say, so why not eat yourself beautiful with these edibles that will help you keep your skin and hair lovely, even without using too much beauty products.

1.    Tomatoes
Delicious whether eaten fresh or canned, tomatoes contain lycopene that is said to help with preventing premature aging and wrinkles. It also acts as an antioxidant for those who love lying under the sun.
2.    Spinach
Beta-carotene is not only found in carrots. Spinach contains a high amount as well. Aside form protecting your eyes it has been said that it also improves skin that is prone to being oily or to acne.
3.    Wild Salmon
Omega-3 Fatty Acids are salmon’s strongest weapons. It contains Vitamins B and D and antioxidants that help prevent puffy skin, redness and loss of elasticity.
4.    Oysters
More popularly known as aphrodisiacs, oysters also are a good source of zinc which helps rebuild collagen, which in turn helps with the repair and renewal of our skin.
5.    Sweet Potato
Who would have thought the lowly kamote is actually a beauty food. Like spinach, it contains massive amounts of Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene) which helps keep skin smooth and youthful and offers protection from the sun.
6.    Dark Chocolate
Choose one with at least 70% cocoa and you will be treated to a chocfull of anti-oxidants, an increase in blood flow which helps with our skin’s hydration.
7.    Eggs
Hair loves protein and it is actually made of a kind of protein called keratin. Consume them for a boost of protein that will go through your body or for more direct benefits, apply a mixture of olive oil and eggs for an all-natural mask for your hair.
8.    Yogurt
Aside from being tasty, yogurt also contains a lot of calcium which does wonders for our teeth, nails and bones. Remember to pick low fat to steer clear from unwanted extra calories.
9.    Avocado
A great supply of unsaturated fatty acids, this fruit will keep your skin smooth and nerves strong. Mash up and eat with milk or add a few slices to your chicken sandwiches to incorporate into your diet.
10.    Nuts
Although known for their high fat content, they are also loaded with nutrients like zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E. Incorporate almonds, walnuts, cashews or sesame seeds into your diet to help prevent cell damage and promote skin elasticity.


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