5 Delicious Beauty Foods

By | 2015-10-02T10:39:52+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|beauty, gluten free living, health, holistic living, safe cosmetics, safe skin care|

Turmeric tea

All fresh fruits and vegetables contain magical powers when it comes to shiny hair, clear skin, and strong nails. However, the ones I’ve chosen below are perhaps not as well known for their powerful beauty benefits. Try and include these foods into your diet if you want to look your best without the need for Botox or other unnatural remedies.

Red Peppers. All red and orange colored foods contain beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. 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 ageing, 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.

Spinach
All leafy greens are actually very powerful in terms of being 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. Avoid eating daily due to high oxalic acid contents. Twice a week will give you all the health and beauty benefits you need.

Turmeric
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 as a liver flusher to get rid of any poisons and chemicals which are stored there. Add it to hot water with ginger, lemon and honey and some long pepper or Tricatu, another Ayurvedic remedy for better availability.

Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Wow, these really 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 definitely notice a change in your appearance.

Parsley
Next time your plate is garnished with parsley, don’t push it aside. This is a pretty 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 that all these foods are easy to incorporate into your diet. Add turmeric to juice and combine the other foods with some other fixings to make a great, beautifying salad. Who said that beauty was hard to keep?

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Joanna

About the Author:

Joanna Puciata, founder of Heal ‘N Glow, is a Holistic Skincare Designer, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and Certified Gluten Practitioner helping women to look and feel healthy and beautiful without self sabotaging thoughts, products and behaviors. Joanna has mentored hundreds of women worldwide and is known for her tough yet feminine approach.