Beauty Enhancing Food Delights!0 Comments

By SassyChic
Posted on 17 Apr 2011 at 3:24pm

In an attempt to squash the false assumption that our ability to enhance our beauty is all in expensive beauty products, here’s an amazing list of the best fruits, veg and more to make both our exterior and interior look and feel gorgeous!

If your anything like me your bathroom and toiletry bags will be full of lotions and potions bought in an attempt to have thicker/longer hair, softer/glossier skin, stronger/longer nails and then some. However the real trick is getting a few extra staple foods into your meals that do wonders to enhance what we already have! The best part about doing this is eating this way is this time it’s not focused on any pressure of weight loss and is merely a smart way looker better without the endless and tedious routines! Another advantage is

that the foods mentioned will also have other positive side effects that are great not for for beauty enhancement but also for your health.

According to a recent article in Cosomo Magazine online there are 7 main areas that can be enhanced simply by what we eat. If you’re a healthy eater you may doing some of this already and just want to get some extra tips. So whether your preparing for a party, your summer holiday or your BIG day these tips will be perfect for you.

 

FOR SKIN THAT GLOWS

Boots Nutritionist Vicky Pennington says “Make sure that you eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day to boost levels of skin-protecting antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E.”

So it’s all about the delicious avocado, rich in vitamin E, are brilliant beauty boosters and could also double as a DIY facial. Contrary to what people think they contain no cholesterol or solid fats (only the good ones) – so munch away! There are so many ways you can make a meal with avocado, cubed into pieces in a salad or as the traditional guacamole.

 

 

 

 

GLOSSIER LOOKING HAIR

If your locks have lost their lustre and appears dull, instead of spraying excessively with spray and gels which clog up your follicles and attract dirt, Vicky recommends upping your intake of vitamin H or B7, also known as Biotin, which can be found in egg yolk(cooked or uncooked). You many have come across the tradition of using the egg yolk as an external beauty product however it is always better for long term results to actually eat the eggs as oppose to putting it directly on your hair, not to mention the mess and the smell!

liver is also a great source of vitamin B7 and if like me you’re not a fan of liver then start munching away on peanuts (unsalted is always better) sunflower flower seeds as they has the same effects!

The essential fatty acids in avocados and oily fish such as salmon and mackerel are also a one-way ticket to natural glossy looking hair so take your pick!

 

STRONGER LONGER NAILS

Further recommendation by Vicky advises that Biotin is also great for super-strong nails. A lack of iron in diets is also commonly attributed to brittle nails so if yours are weak, spoon-shaped or thin, you need to really increase your intake of iron by eating fresh green vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean red meat. If your nails are strong and not breaking they will now get a chance to not just appear stronger but also grow to a decent length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GET BRIGHTER EYES

We seem to take for granted that our eye is constantly exposed to free radicals, such as smoke and pollution, and this creates a high demand for antioxidants to help protect them and maintain that sparkle.

Many experts believe that Lutein, found in the beauty-boosting avocado, is vital for eye health because it protects the photoreceptors in the lens.

 

 

 

 

GET BEAUTIFUL TEETH

For that most-wanted beautiful smile ensure you have enough fluorine. It sounds obvious and you may think you’re getting enough of that in your tooth paste however fluorine can also be found in radishes, cress, cherries and tomatoes, which strengthens tooth enamel.

As we also know calcium is also essential for healthy teeth, so dairy fans rejoice! Munch in moderation on milk, cheese and yoghurt to get your nutritional fix and the fat free ranges are just as effective.

 

 

 


 

 

GET RID OF SPOTS

Another great from Vicky is the most obvious one that we all neglect… “Drinking plenty of water is the ultimate detox. It helps to flush out the toxins that build up in our bodies. We need about six to eight glasses of water or other fluids every day to keep us hydrated.” If you find you just can’t get rid of spots no matter what products you’re trying then it’s a possible sign of a build up of toxins in the system. Drinking water is the best way to flush the build up of toxins out of your system.

Besides boring tap water you can also get your intake from sinking herbal teas or eating soups, fruits and veg which are on average 90% water!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GET RID OF DANDRUFF & DRY SKIN

Dandruff is one of the worst beauty sins. It can sometimes form when the scalp is too dry so make sure you’re oiling your skin with vitamin E (found in avocado) and zinc (found in seafood, nuts and seeds).

The unpredictable weather during winter can dry out your skin. Make sure you’re oiling it with vitamin E (found in avocado) and zinc (found in seafood, nuts and seeds). The omega 3 fats found in oily fish such as salmon will help your skin retain moisture so tuck in.

 

 

 

Essentially, that old culinary cliché is true; “you are what you eat”, but don’t let that put you off upping your food intake. Feed your hair and skin from the inside and remember that fresh, frozen, canned, dried, 100% juice and smoothies all count towards your portions of fruit and veg. If you still find yourself dodging your five-a-day then supplements can help boost your beauty from the inside too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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