Wednesday, November 13, 2013

You Are What You Eat!

You may not be aware of it, but the foods you eat can really make a difference in your appearance.  Here is a list of foods that can help make you look more radiant, youthful and healthy.
Foods rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6: Helps hydrate and replenish skin and hair.  Foods to eat:  Oily fish (sardines, tuna, salmon), walnuts, flaxseeds, and nut and seed oils
Antioxidants:  Help destroy free radicals (disease and cancer causing molecules in the body), and can increase the plumpness and elasticity in the skin.  Foods to eat:  Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, green tea, coffee, wine
Zinc:  Speeds up healing, helps heal acne, and brightens a dull complexion Foods to eat:  Shrimp, green leafy vegetables, eggs
Vitamin A: Helps skin stay supple, keeps eyes and hair healthy 
Foods to eat:  Whole milk, liver, oily fish, eggs
Vitamin C: Helps produce collagen for skin elasticity
Foods to eat: Peppers, peas, kiwi, strawberries
Beta-carotene: Protects against aging effects of sunlight
Foods to eat: Spinach, apricots, mangoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, tomatoes

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