Beauty From Food

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Beauty is dependent on the overall health of your body. In order for the skin to look attractive and vibrant, you need to make healthy lifestyle choices and a great place to start is the food you eat.

Here are 6 great diet tips that give you beauty:

1) Hydrate

Hydrated skin look younger and refreshed. Drink plenty of water and eat lots of water rich food such as melon. Keeping the body hydrated all the time helps the body to remove toxins and keep the skin moisturized.

2) Antioxidants

Eat a diet rich in antioxidants from wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables help stimulate DNA repair, protects the collagen from breaking down, reduce inflammation and improve blood flow.

Excellent source of antioxidants can be found in berries, beans, carrots, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, collard and cauliflower.

3) Avoid refined carbohydrates

Refined carbohydrates are easily digested and spike sugar level in the blood. Excessive sugar easily react with protein molecules resulting in wrinkling of the skin, causing the skin to look dull, black stain and lose elasticity.

4) Proteins

Get enough protein for healthy collagen in the skin, nail and hail development. Egg, nuts, seeds and soya beans , in particular, are good source of healthy protein that are easily digested and absorbed into the body.

5) Good fats

Healthy fats contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential in combating inflammation caused by stress and sun exposure. Salmon promotes smooth skin, walnut is rich in zinc, which is important for healthy skin and hair, and grape seed oil is rich is selenium, zinc, copper and iron.

6) Whole grains

Whole grains have low Glycemic Index (GI), keeping insulin level steady. Low GI reduce inflammation and prevent clogging of pore, hence, reducing acne development. Whole grains are rich in fiber, iron, phosphorus and vitamin B. Adequate vitamin B, especially, vitamin B2 give glowing skin, healthy hair, strong nails and healthy eyes.

Creams and lotions can do wonders to your skin, but your diet is by far the most crucial when it comes to having beauty and health in your skin. So, follow these ways of healthy diet and your beauty will be the object of desire.

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About chongsulee

I'm a trained chemist with more than 20 years experience in the specialty chemical business. I held various senior corporate positions before quitting to be a wellness entrepreneur. My passion is nutrition, health and wellness. My mission is to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle and eating habits through sharing of knowledge and information.
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