Beauty goes beyond the surface and reflects what’s on the inside. You don’t only wear your food on your hips; you wear it on your face. So, eating clean is key for radiant beauty.
We all know that fruits and veggies are good for us but did you know that they also contain magical powers? That’s right – if you want luscious locks, youthful skin, and strong nails the power is right there in your fridge. In this blog, you will see my picks are perhaps not as well known for their powerful beauty benefits. On your next food shopping trip, be sure to throw these beauty foods into your shopping cart if you want to look your best minus the toxic skin concoctions and the Botox.
All red and orange colored foods contain beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are the little soldiers that fight free radicals in our body and cause gaining of our skin and bodies. Red peppers are particularly beautifying due to the minerals A, C, and K. Vitamins A and C can help prevent cell damage that leads to premature aging, and they can also reduce inflammation, which can cause a puffy-looking face. Pepper also has Vitamin K, which is an excellent property for protecting our cells from damage.
All leafy greens are very powerful as a beauty food because of the chlorophyll they contain. There are also loads of other phytochemicals and fiber in spinach that help build blood that is super clean and which will show through in your skin.
This yellow-colored, Indian spice has a load of powerful antioxidant qualities. Turmeric assists in protecting our cells from free radical damage and also contributes towards cleaning up metabolic waste in our systems. It is also great at liver flushing, to get rid of any poisons and chemicals stored
Wow, these are powerful. What don’t pumpkin seeds have in them?! The humble pumpkin seed contains high levels of zinc, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B, C, and E. Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids, all essential for healthy cell maintenance. Make a handful of pumpkin seeds a regular part of your diet, and you will notice a change in your appearance.
Next time parsley garnishes your plate, don’t push it aside. Parsley is a powerful herb when it comes to anti-aging, as well as purifying and cleansing the body. It contains vitamins A and C as well as anti-oxidizing flavonoids that protect our cells from free radical damage. Parsley also helps to purify the blood, kill bacteria, aid digestion, and cleanse toxins from the liver.
The best thing is it’s accessible and inexpensive to pick up these superfoods and easy to incorporate into your diet. For instance, I love to add turmeric to my morning juice/smoothie and combine the other beauty foods with some of your other faves and make a delicious, beautifying salad. Get your glow on and know that you are only one superfood away from beautiful skin!