Tuesday, 23 July 2013


The best way to glow is from within – and that means eating right. So think twice about filling up that beauty drawer with ever more cosmetics and spend the money on these delicious foods instead. Beauty has a lot to do with your diet.
Here’s what to add to your diet to improve the health of your skin

Eat your vegetables! Think of interesting ways of getting your five a day, perhaps a fruit smoothie at breakfast, or eating raw vegetable sticks with dips for your snacks. Delicious and good for you. Eating any tomato-based foods such as sauce and tomato juice may help clear up acne. “Lycopene [the phytochemical that makes tomatoes red] may lower an acne-promoting hormone,” Lycopene and other carotenoids found in orange to reddish-coloured fruits and vegetables can help improve the skin’s antioxidant status

Drink plenty of water! It flushes out the toxins, and makes your skin glow. The cheapest yet most effective skincare product! If you’re thirsty, so is your skin! It’s essential to drink plenty of water (filtered or spring water) every day, but juicy fruits and vegetables (like apples, strawberries, watermelons and celery) help with your hydration needs. Eat for great skin

Get plenty of sleep! Get about 8 hours or more per night of proper, uninterupted sleep. This can be difficult if you're a shift worker or have young children

Antioxidants! These protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation and may help prevent skin cancer. Foods high in antioxidants include green tea, citrus fruits,  blueberries, prunes and leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach

Selenium! This mineral is used by your body to create a protein with antioxidant properties. The absolute best source for selenium is a handful of brazil nuts. If you can’t find those, other nuts will do. Fish, turkey, whole wheat pasta and brown rice will also help, but nothing compares to nuts!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids! Omega-3′s maintain healthy cell membranes to keep your cells hydrated and free of toxins. Fish, walnut, and flax seed oil are among the best sources.

Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well. The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look.

The reverse is true as well,  The less attention we pay to what goes in our mouth, the more problems we may see cropping up with our skin


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