Dec 8, 2011

5 Foods For Glowing Skin...

 Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not..Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye.... 

Most of us women are in one way or another "obsessed" with our skin and we sometimes go to extreme measures and costs to get that beautiful, "glowing" look.  Well here are some health tips that don't cost a lot and are readily available for just about all of us...

What you eat is important for your health, yes, but did you realize that what you put in your mouth can have an effect on your beauty, too? Here are five foods experts (nutritionist Lisa Drayer and others) say to include in your diet for glowing skin according to

Sweet Potatoes
Keep your skin silky smooth by including sweet potatoes in your diet. They are rich in beta-carotene and, when ingested, are converted into vitamin A, a prime factor in keeping skin touchably soft.   Not a potato person? Carrots will do the trick, too.

Any food with lots of vitamin C, like kiwi, oranges, and grapefruit, is a big skin saver. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis and protects against wrinkles. In a study done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who had a diet high in vitamin C foods had noticeably less dryness and fewer wrinkles.

Dark Chocolate.
This has to be too good to be true, right? Wrong!  Drayer says enjoying a small piece of dark chocolate will provide high levels of cocoa flavanols, which have been associated with softer, more hydrated skin. Notice we said small. Eating a jumbo Hershey's bar probably won't make you look or feel very good after the fact.

It makes your skin and nails glow, according to Paula Simpson, international nutritionist and beauty expert. It's a good source of protein and has been found in clinical studies to help stimulate fat metabolism and whittle your waistline. An added bonus: the biotin found in yogurt, helps increase nail strength.

Nuts and Seeds
Snack on some almonds or sunflower seeds. They contain anti-inflammatory and immunity-enhancing nutrients, including vitamin E, that help reduce skin flare-ups.

Many strive to be beautiful without ever realizing that beauty is all around us...just remember to close your eyes and see the beauty.

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful...

until next time...