Feed Your Face
In our consumer driven world it is no wonder that the beauty industry is thriving on billions of dollars per year and I (as the biggest product whore) am a key advocate. HOWEVER did you know that you can up the ante on your beauty regime by eating different foods? For years now, scientists, nutritionists, naturopaths and the like have found that there are certain foods which will aid in glowing skin, luscious locks and a banging body far better than any lotions and potions will.
Blueberries – You know the day after drinking how your face seems to be sporting some new red dots or squiggles? This also occurs when you are sick; particularly a tummy bug. EAT BLUEBERRIES! Rich in bioflavonoids, they bolster your blood vessels and prevent them from leaking and breaking (the redness associated on your face). Blueberries are also filled with antioxidants (like all berries) and keep those pesky seasonal colds away.
Spinach – If you suffer from tired eyes syndrome AKA itchy, red, puffy etc then you need some spinach! Spinach is excellent for eyes as it contains the protective carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which help keep the whites of your eyes clear.
Eggs – Put down the ‘hair nutrition’ pills and rogaine and enjoy more eggs! The iron content in eggs can help prevent hair loss, while the vitamin B can help you deal with stress which is a big cause of a receding hairline, thinning hair or hair loss. ALSO Recent studies show that egg whites are a great source of zinc, an essential mineral that keeps the skin young, firm and vital.
Guava – No NOT guava cruisers; the FRUIT! Guava is great for fighting fine lines as they have five times more vitamin C than oranges and are high in protective antioxidants that fight the radicals which cause premature ageing.
Organic Green Tea – All teas are rich in skin-loving antioxidants, but anti-inflammatory substances called catechins in green tea are thought to be especially beneficial. It has been found that it is EXTREMELY beneficial for warding off premature signs of aging.
Olive oil – Olive Oil strengthens our cell membranes, helping our skin to look nourished and radiant. A diet which includes olive oil will promote that sought after ‘dewy’ complexion and maintains the skins elasticity.
Water – Some may think ‘um well obviously’ but people honestly don’t realize just how CRUCIAL water is to your skins health and radiance. WATER is quite possibly THE MOST important key to beautiful skin, since even mild dehydration can result in visible aging and dryness.
Pomegranate – The juice in pomegranate seeds contain both ellagic acid and punic alagin. The first is a compound that fights damage from free radicals. The second is a super nutrient that increases your body’s ability to preserve collagen, the connective tissue that makes your skin look younger, smoother and soft.
Pumpkin Seeds – Very high in Zinc which gives your cells the ability to properly construct and maintain their physical integrity, and it speeds the regeneration of new skin following injuries such as scrapes, scratches or cuts.
Watermelon – Watermelon contains lots of Vitamin C, Potassium and Lycopene. These ultimate antioxidants help to regulate the balance of water and nutrients in cells. Hydration is the secret to vibrant, healthy, youthful looking skin and super food secrets for healthy skin is the key.