5 Surprising Beauty Foods
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 to include these foods in your diet if you want to look your best without the need for botox or other unnatural (and expensive!!!) treatments.
Red Capsicum – All red and orange colored foods contain beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Red capsicums 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. Capsicum 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 fibre in spinach that help build blood that is super clean, which will show through in your skin.
Turmeric -This yellow-coloured 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.
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-ageing as well as purifying and cleansing the body. It contains vitamins A and C as well as anti-oxidising 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, smoothies or your morning lemon water, and add the other foods to your salads to create a nourishing, beautifying salad. Parsley can be used as a tasty garnish and added to just about anything!