Foods that Get You Gorgeous
We all want to look our best and are willing to spend lots of money to do it, but some of the best things we can use to look sexy are right in the fridge. That’s right, eating well doesn’t just keep you slim, and boost your disease fighting immune system, it also makes you better looking.
“Your diet directly affects your day-to-day appearance and plays a significant role in how well you age,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD. In Health Magazine.
What are these beauty boosting super foods? Avocado, blueberries, cantaloupe, coffee, eggs, kale, lobster, pomegranates, salmon, walnuts, and watermelon help your hair, nails and skin look young and fresh.
- Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E found in Salmon, Avocado and Walnuts help produce natural oil to keep the hair and skin resilient and hydrated.
- Walnuts also contain copper, which keeps the hair’s natural color – yep, they say a copper deficiency causes those pesky grey hairs.
- Pomegranates and blueberries are both chock full of Vitamin C which is terrific for the skin and prevents dryness and wrinkles, as well as containing nutrients to firm skin, and ellagic acid that protects us from UV damage.
- Cantaloupe provides the skin with Vitamin A, also known as beta carotene, which regulates skin cell growth on scalp and keeps away unsightly flakes.
- Researchers say that those who have up to four cups of coffee daily have a 20% lower risk of acquiring skin cancer… though we’re not sure the extreme jitters are worth the benefits.
- Eggs keep our fingernails and hair healthy because they are full of biotin which is a complex B vitamin that metabolizes amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein.
- All green leafy vegetables but especially Kale have Vitamin K and iron that keep blood healthy. “Insufficient levels of iron in your diet can cause your skin to look pale, making it easier to spot blood vessels under the skin,” associate clinical professor of medicine, Howard Murad, MD explained.
- Lobster, high in Zinc, helps the skin heal and may help reduce acne. “Zinc accelerates the renewal of skin cells,” said Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine clinical assistant professor of dermatology, Whitney Bowe, MD. “That’s why you find the nutrient in many acne medications.”
- Watermelons, the iconic summer treat contain a nutrient that helps your body produce a natural sunscreen said to be as strong as wearing SPF 3 sunscreen.