Bridal Club Magazine
Eat Your Way to a Beautiful You
Do you want to get rid of those bags
under your eyes? Would you like your skin to have a healthy,
natural glow? Of course you do! Instead of spending money on
expensive beauty products to help you look rested, brighter and
more youthful, why not take a trip to your local supermarket? A
wholesome diet filled with certain hydrating fruits, vegetables,
essential fats whole grains and lean protein is a better way to get
bright eyes, clear skin and stronger and shinier hair and
Consider the following foods to help you look your best:
Fish: Fish contains essential fatty acids that
are needed to maintain healthy skin. These fats will help to add
shine to your complexion and replenish moisture in dry skin. Try
including oily fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel and sardines
into your diet.
Bright orange and dark green vegetables: Orange
vegetables such as carrots, squash and sweet potatoes, and dark
greens vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and kale are rich in
vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for growth, development and
maintenance of healthy skin and teeth. It also keeps the immune
system functioning properly. Try having one orange or green
vegetable with dinner each night to reap the benefits.
Fruit: Fruits contain antioxidants that help
fight harmful molecules called free radicals in our body.
Cell-damaging free radicals are by-products of many metabolic
functions. To ward off cell damage, eat fruits rich in antioxidants
such as berries, tomatoes, grapes, citrus fruits, kiwi, cantaloupe
Avocado: Avocados are used in numerous beauty
treatments due to their attractive nutrient content. Vitamins A, C,
E, iron, potassium, niacin and protein all contribute to avocado's
use in the beauty world.
Flaxseed oil: Studies have shown that flaxseed
oil supplies the body with essential fatty acids, amino acids and
antioxidants to help repair nails, skin and hair. Try adding 1
tablespoon of flaxseed oil to smoothies, as a topping on popcorn or
use it as a hair treatment to restore shine and manageability.
Nuts: Nuts such as hazelnuts and almonds
contain vitamin E, which helps to promote healthy skin tone. Try
adding a handful of nuts to yogurt, cereals and baked goods.
Water: Water is essential to help keep your
body hydrated. Try to drink eight glasses of water a day-your skin
will thank you!
Other steps to take to achieve inner and outer beauty
Exercise at least three times per week, following your Truestar
Practice stress management techniques such as mediation,
journaling and yoga
So skip the fancy makeup counters and march directly to your local
grocery or health food store. Remember, health and beauty really
does start from the inside out!