This may be a bold statement, I know, but listen to me. The concept of Beauty Food is essentially consuming nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory food that keeps our bodies healthy from the inside, where all beauty fundamentally starts. It's not about vanity, it’s about how a healthy inside shows outside.
Right, but which are those super-foods? And why are they so fundamental for a balanced diet? Let's start whit 3 must-have-beauty-foods: greens, greens and greens again.
KALE IS THE ANSWER
This beautiful leafy green is a big deal when speaking about health and skincare. Kale is essentially a natural multivitamin. Don’t forget that skin is our main organ and it needs vitamins to keep it working at its best. Kale is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These two Vitamins underpin a great skincare. Studies have shown that Vitamin A improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, Vitamin C has antioxidizing properties that stabilize the messenger enzymes that promote collagen production; Vitamin C also protects against free radicals to prevent weak collagen.
You can eat it as a salad, in your green smoothies or even in soups!
We've seen umpteen of photos of people putting cucumber slices on their faces, do we really know why? This incredible vegetable is delicious besides being versatile. Cucumbers are made of 95% water and therefore they are an ideal hydrating and cooling food. Hydration is The key to healthy, clear, fresh skin. By the way, another great thing about cucumber is it's packed with Vitamin K: it helps activate proteins that your body needs for healthy bone maintenance, cell growth and it also protects you from blood clots.
Remember to buy organic and don't peel cucumbers: all nutrients are in the peel and we don't want to waste all that good stuff.
Now cucumbers are great even for the "outside". Moroccan Natural Soothe and Smooth Eyes contains cucumber seed oil and other wonderful ingredients. This product targets lines and puffiness increasing lymphatic drainage and it reduces dark circles under our eyes.
What Is All the Hype About? SPINACH.
As we know from Popeye, Spinach is the ultimate super-food but not only for building muscles. This green is rich in Vitamin A (which we’ve already talked about) and has plenty of iron. Iron is important for healthy hair, skin, and nails. Spinach also contains a great variety of B Vitamins, which promote long, strong, shiny hair. Furthermore, spinach contains different kinds of anti-inflammatory fat like Omega-3, which promotes clear and glowing skin.
These are our 3 must-have-beauty-food. Which is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below.
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