We all know that what we eat directly impacts our health. But did you know that diet plays a huge part in how we look too?
As well as our weight, the foods we consume have a direct impact on our skin, hair and nails. So it’s definitely worth taking the the time to consider ways we can overhaul our diet for the better, to ensure we feel as confident as possible in our own skin.
And while regular gym visits, staying hydrated and exfoliating from head to toe go a long way to helping us look and feel great, the reality is that our food should also be an integral part of our beauty routine.
High quality proteins, healthy carbs & oils, fibre and raw fruits & veg are all credited with supporting healthy skin and if desired can also help shift that extra bit of weight.
So how do you incorporate these beauty-boosting superfoods into your daily diet?
Citrus fruits are a great place to start. Lemons detoxify the body and help eliminate waste. Start the day with lemon in hot water and notice clearer brighter skin after just one week.
Grapefruits are also an ideal breakfast food as they can lower insulin levels and stop our bodies from storing fat. Many nutritionists are so confident in the powers of this tangy fruit that they claim eating just half of one every morning can equal 1 pound of weight loss per week!
Snack on Blueberries for their anti-ageing properties, Oranges for the massive amount of satisfying fibre they provide and Almonds for their skin boosting benefits. Full of Vitamin E (which you’ll find in any night cream worth its salt), almonds fight dryness and signs of ageing by protecting skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Sweet Potatoes are rich in beta-carotene starches which help to combat lacklustre complexions. The skin brightening combination of Vitamin A & Vitamin C neutralises tissue damaging free radicals that cause that dreaded dulling effect. Other healthy carbs to include in your diet are Brown Rice and Oats. Both help to boost metabolism, burn fat and keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Black Beans & Quinoa should be your go-to proteins. Ridiculously low in saturated fats but incredibly satisfying, they’ll help curb those snack attacks.
Chia Seeds provide the perfect balance of essential fatty acids to help skin glow; and for vegetables you can’t beat Broccoli and Spinach. High in Vitamin A, which is crucial for healthy skin & hair, spinach even has the ability to build & maintain collagen – which has been so well documented it’s this year’s worst kept beauty secret!
So yes, of course exercise and drink water, but most importantly, eat well too – so you can look and feel your best inside & out!
After all, we truly are what we eat!
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