The Real Beauty Diet
Looking beautiful isn’t all about what makeup you buy or the plastic surgery you have had done. To really make yourself beautiful, you have to start from the inside and move outwards. This means saying “no” to the fast foods, the preservatives, the frozen dinners and focusing on fresh, whole foods that are actually doing your body favors rather than being a detriment to it.
Eating certain foods will boost your phyto-nutrients. This will help repair any damaged DNA, reduce inflammation, increase your circulation and it will also stimulate collagen production, all things that will help keep you looking a lot younger for a lot younger. Not only that, but these foods also fight off diseases and illnesses that can put an early end to your life, such as cancer.
Starting to eat right is not reserved for someone who is in their teens or in their twenties; you can start eating better in your 40s, 50, 60s and beyond and still have yourself looking younger by the time you’re 90! Here are the best of the best of the beauty foods out there today:
You’ve heard about it, you’ve thought about it, but when you see the price tag that comes with acai berries you have probably passed up on it. Acai berries are definitely worth your time, as they have twice as many antioxidants as blueberries (a key nutrient group in keeping you looking young) and they have several other nutrients that benefit your appearance, such as the omega fatty acids, fiber, calcium, and several other vitamins and minerals that we need.
Blueberries are definitely a fruit we should all be eating more of. Not only do these little blue fruits have a ton of antioxidants packed into their small frame, but they also help keep our skin elastic, they improve the health of our gums, and they also help maintain our eye sight! Not bad for a little berry.
That’s right, vegetables can keep us looking young too. Not only is broccoli loaded with vitamin c, folate and fiber, but this vegetable also contains the compound “sulforaphane” that will protect the cells in our body from damage. That means less aging and less chance of becoming seriously ill.
Dark Leafy Greens
This includes kale, spinach, and dark lettuce (NOT iceberg lettuce). These leafy greens are just packed with all sorts of vitamins and minerals that we need to both survive and to stay young, such as vitamin c, folate, iron, beta-carotene, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals.
Above any other meat or meat-substitute food, fish is definitely the best for us. A lot of fish are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, a nutrient that is fantastic for not only our skin, but for our heart and brain. Fish also contains other vitamins that are important for us to stay looking young, such as vitamin A, B1, B6 and B12.
We saved the best for last. Skip the sodas, the coffee, and the alcohol; water is where it’s at. Water flushes the damaging toxins out of our body and helps keep our bodies (including our skin) hydrated and young.