Can you really eat yourself gorgeous? Yes, you can! Everythingyou put in your body makes a difference -- and not just to your weight.By eating the right foods, you can have glossy hair, clear [up your]skin, reduce cellulite and get healthy nails. Here's our guide toeating beautiful.
Cellulite Shopping List
- Cantaloupe melons
- Brazil nuts
- Sunflower seeds
- Bottled water
Cellulite is one of the hardest things to banish. That familiarorange-peel effect is caused by a buildup of toxins under the skin,which is why taking things out of your diet is as important as addingnew things. Caffeine and alcohol are the worst culprits. Kick-startyour body, cleansing [your system] with a cup of hot water and a sliceof lemon first thing in the morning. Foods rich in antioxidants willhelp clean from the inside out, as will those high in fiber and omega-3fatty acids. And drink lots of water!
Shiny Hair: Shopping List
- Lean red meat
- Dark green fruits
- Dark green vegetables
Hair needs two essential fatty acids to keep it strong and healthy.These are omega-3 and omega-6. You can find omega-3 in tuna, salmon,mackerel and dark green vegetables like cabbage. Hair thrives onprotein and needs a balanced source of iron -- found in liver, kidneys,egg yolks and red meat. A lack of magnesium has also been linked tolong-term hair problems. Stock up on bananas, dark green fruits andveggies and nuts for your magnesium fix.
Healthy Skin Shopping List Salmon Walnuts Low-fat dairy products: yogurt, milk, cheese Turkey Tuna Brazil nuts Green tea Water (hard tap water is best) Blackberries Blueberries Strawberries PlumsBecause essential fatty acids keep skin cells healthy, it is importantto make sure that they are fed these key foods. Cells are responsiblefor holding in moisture, so the better shape they're in, the plumperyour skin will look. Vitamin A is also important, so eat low-fat dairyproducts, in particular yogurt. Selenium -- found in turkey, tuna andBrazil nuts -- is also great for skin cells. Get some antioxidants --berries and plums have high levels. These protect skin from damagingfree radicals.Metabolism Booster Shopping List Oranges Grapefruit Apples Berries: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries Peanuts Liver CauliflowerCitrus fruits, soy beans, apples and berries are a good way to get yoursystem moving. The vitamin C found in the citrus fruits has fat-burningqualities and it makes it easier for the body to flush out fats.Pectin, found in apples and berries, limits the amount of fat whichcells absorb and soy beans contain lecithin -- a chemical that helpsprevent fat being stored in your cells and breaks down fatty deposits.You can also find lecithin in peanuts, liver and cauliflower.
Strong Nails Shopping List Chicken Fish Cheese Oranges Olive oil Eggs Crab Lean beefNails are made from keratin, a form of protein, which means keeping agood level of protein in your diet is important. Find it in chicken,fish and cheese. If nails are brittle, this could be a sign of an irondeficiency -- find it in a wide variety of foods: meat, liver, kidney,fruit, cereals and vegetables. Team foods high in iron with foodscontaining vitamin C, as it helps the body absorb the iron quicker.Zinc is important, not only for nails, but for bones, too: Eat leanbeef, crab and chicken. Strengthen nails with essential fatty acids,and in particular, olive oil.Healthy Bones Shopping List Milk Cheese Yogurt Nuts Sunflower seeds Pumpkin seeds Dark green cabbageA diet rich in calcium will keep bones strong and healthy. Up yourintake of milk, cheese, nuts, seeds, leafy green vegetables andessential fatty acids. Women take note: You are more prone to thebone-weakening disease osteoporosis than men, as you have less bonemass. Combine calcium-rich foods with vitamin D found in cereals, asthis helps speed up absorption.Source: Sunday Mirror(London). Powered by Yellowbrix..