Wondering how to achieve that natural glow on your face and shine of your hair? What about preventing wrinkles and keeping skin healthy and clear while balancing work and life as a busy mom? Fortunately, it is not as time-consuming as you may think. I will reveal “five fountain of youth food secrets” that I recommend to serve as your beauty-building nutrition and help you become a healthier, more beautiful you.
EAT YOUR WAY TO A YOUNGER YOU ON YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE!
1. Reactivate dying skin cells with green tea
Copious research conducted over the past decade demonstrates the many benefits of green tea for the skin. Green tea possesses chemical compounds called polyphenols and the most abundant one in green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), acts as a fountain of youth by rejuvenating dying skin cells! The polyphenols in green tea contain powerful antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals, which can damage your skin. Antioxidants help prevent blemishes or acne breakouts and leave your skin with a radiant glow. How many cups should you have? A study done in the UK suggests that adding lemon juice to green tea and consuming at least two cups every day can help you avoid skin cancer throughout your life!
2. Protect your beautiful eyes with carrots
Vitamin A is vital for maintaining good vision! Carrots are a superior source of beta carotene, which is an antioxidant that helps decrease the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. They also contain antioxidants that help prevent damage to skin cells. You can easily add carrots to your salads and soups or eat them as a snack with some hummus during your busy day. Looking for a burst of energy? A glass of carrot juice would be the healthy choice! It provides twice the amount of vitamin A and C as in a serving of whole carrots!
3. Heal damage to your hair, nails and skin with salmon
The omega 3-fatty acids have won again! The anti-inflammatory properties, in combination with the protein found in salmon, help protect against the sun’s damaging UV rays and aid in the skin’s ability to repair itself. Calcium deficiency can be the cause of brittle and dry nails. Salmon is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D. This helps regulate calcium metabolism, and in concert with protein, help benefit brittle and dry nails – considering nails are made up of a type of protein called keratin.
4. Protect your gums and beautiful smile with yogurt
Findings published in the Journal of Periodontology show that after analyzing dietary intakes from nearly 1,000 adults, individuals who consumed the highest levels of dairy – specifically yogurt and yogurt-type drinks – had the healthiest gums! Researchers speculate that the probiotics (healthy bacteria) in yogurt may be responsible for protecting teeth and gums. Spruce it up by adding some granola to this great on-the-go food to make a parfait. The crunchiness of granola causes an increase in saliva production. This is a great anti-microbial defense against plaque buildup, which can give rise to cavities.
5. Flush out toxins with good ole’ water
You know there are those days when you just feel blah. You can energize your mood and start to glow again by drinking the recommended daily dose of about eight 8-ounce glasses of good ole’ fashioned H2O. Water both satisfies your cells’ desires to process nutrients effectively and shuttles toxins out of your body! As dehydration progresses, the skin loses its water content and becomes less elastic. Furthermore, hair begins to dry out, and fatigue sets in. Nutrition expert Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN says that you don’t need to run out and buy expensive bottled water and that the minerals in your hard water are preferable anyhow.
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