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Top Tips for Beautiful Look via Dieting!

INSIDE OUT CREATING BEAUTIFUL SKIN, HAIR, AND NAILS THROUGH DIET We all spend a small fortune on products designed to topically improve our skin and hair-but did you know that one of the most important sources of beautiful, radiant looks is simply the foods you choose to eat? It's well known that certain foods Dermatologists are learning more can be problematic for your figure, but they can also cause negative conditions such as skin inflammation or acne-and about the positive effects of diet, including creating even contribute to hormone a vibrant and more imbalances that can lead to youthful look. premature aging and wrinkles. FOODS TO AVOID Sugar Dairy It can cause clogged pores and acne. It also has a considerable sugar content, Sugar should be an occasional treat. An overabundance of sugar in the diet can damage skin's collagen and elastin, resulting in wrinkles and sagging. NO and can contain hormones. SUGAR NO Salt It can aggravate acne and cause body tissues White Bread NO to swell. High-glycemic foods such as white bread and NO Alcohol pasta convert to sugar very quickly and can You probably already knew this, but alcohol cause cause acne as well. Whole grains are okay and can even be anti-inflammatory. is a no-no as well. It's NO extremely dehydrating and in some individuals can cause rosacea. FOODS TΟ NJO Luckily there are plenty of foods that you can eat that will not only satisfy your taste buds, but also make your skin, hair, and nails feel and look very happy! Here's a list of some of these Dark Chocolate Fatty Fish Tomatoes If you're craving a sweet treat, this is the one to go for. Its flavanol content improves the smoothness and The fruit contains Our finned friends are lycopene, which may help skin increase its natural SPF, which prevents sunburn and sun damage. not only full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, which contributes to appearance of skin. redness and acne. Walnuts Green Tea Kale These tasty nuts also contain omega-3s-which improve skin elasticity as well-plus they contain This is a great source of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is touted for its health benefits across a The green may be a trendy "superfood" item of the moment, but its vitamin A and C content, as well as its antioxidants, are undeniably good for copper, which encourages collagen production. wide range of conditions. Skin-specifically, it reduces redness and inflammation. firm skin. Pumpkin and squash Fresh Herbs Pomegranates These are packed with antioxidants, and they may reduce risk of melanoma by 60%! The juicy seeds contain polyphenols, which increase blood flow to skin and give it a rosy glow. The gourds are full of beta-carotene, which leads to healthy skin cell growth. Eggs Kiwi Sunflower and pumpkin seeds Go ahead and scramble up some eggs for breakfast-or lunch, or dinner, why not? The egg is packed with protein, which contributes to strong hair and nails that won't break. It is also high in biotin, which is key to encourage hair and nail growth. The little fruit is packed with vitamin C, which stimulates collagen production and reduces wrinkles. Collagen also helps hold hair together to prevent splitting. You can actually eat the skin, too! In addition to being a tasty snack, these are a good source of vitamin E, which improves the immune system and reduces inflammation. Just watch the salt content of some of the flavored varieties. Red Wine Soy Beans If you enjoy alcohol, here is the drink you should These are both filling Toss some tofu into your stir fry on a Meatless Monday: It's high in lean protein for healthy hair, and may diminish fine lines and wrinkles with a high content of isoflavones. and low on the choose (in moderation!). Red wine contains resveratrol, which prevents skin lesions and acts as a powerful antioxidant. glycemic index, which reduces spiking insulin levels and the hormonal changes that cause acne. Oatmeal Berries Oysters You can pour it into your bath to soothe skin topically, but if you choose to eat it, it's high in fiber, which prevents the blood sugar spikes that can lead to acne. Eating oatmeal? Why not sprinkle a few of these on top? They're packed with antioxidants to prevent wrinkles and improve skin's texture. If you love shooting this particular seafood, be aware that it's full of zinc, which encourages the growth of healthy new skin cells. Yellow and green vegetables Spinach When putting together a salad, put in a handful of this dark green leafy favorite. Its high levels of folate and iron prevent anemia, which can lead to hair loss and poor skin Mom was right, a colorful plate is indeed good for you. It'll make you look good too. These veggies reduce wrinkles due to their higher concentration of tone. antioxidants. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: A DAY OF BEAUTIFUL EATING There are lots of choices to create a Mix things up and adjust to your personal tastes, delicious daily menu that will both but in the meantime here are some ideas for satisfy you and keep you looking great. your"beauty blast" three squares a day. BREAKFAST Scrambled eggs with spinach and Oatmeal with berries Cup of green tea (for sweetness) and a sprinkling of walnuts tomatoes LUNCH Salad with spinach, kale, colored veggies, beans, walnuts Snack: Lean protein of your choice Sunflower seeds kiwi or berries DINNER Glass of Fatty fish such as salmon, roasted pumpkin/squash Dark red wine chocolate with herbs for dessert ENJOY YOUR BEAUTIFUL DIET! Sources: OGLE SCHOOL HAIR • SKIN • NAILS

Top Tips for Beautiful Look via Dieting!

shared by ogleschools on Aug 13
Your diet affects not only your overall health, but also the way you look and feel. If you consume just the right amounts of the right foods, you can do wonders with your appeal! Find out handy guide ...


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