Thursday, October 29, 2009

No Vitamins Allowed

A lot of research has gone into this topic and finally Dr. Lisa Drayer has come up with 10 beauty foods that will make your hair soft and shiny, your skin smooth and your teeth whiter than snow by nourishing your body from within. Forget the daily Vitamin doses and incorporate these yummy foods into your menu routine.

  1. Wild Salmon is rich in Omega 3's, when wild, is the best option for a young looking you. It fights inflammation, optimizes circulation and helps our brains to function optimally. It helps reduce wrinkles too.
  2. Yogurt is packed with Vitamin D source, extremely good for your bones. It also contains Zinc which is also beneficial for your skin. One cup of plain, supplies close to half of your daily calcium needs.
  3. Oysters are the best whole food source of Zinc an important mineral that helps to create collagen and plays a major role in skin renewal and repair. Also related with eye diseases, since Zinc is highly concentrated in the retina.
  4. Blueberries are gorgeous in color and extremely tasty in smoothies. This berry contains powerful antioxidants, that help with premature aging. Grab a fist-full and "Bon-Appetit"
  5. Kiwis are packed with Vitamin C and other powerful anti-aging antioxidants, this juicy and sweet fruit, offers a variety of benefits, from stimulating collagen to maintaining healthy bones. they help neutralize free radicals, that could lead to inflammation, cancer , and heart disease.
  6. Sweet Potatoes contain beta-carotene a pigment found in plant and vegetables, it converts into Vitamin A, which helps your skin to be wrinkle free. It helps protect your skin from sun damaged.
  7. Spinach is a low calorie leafy green packed with many vitamins, such as, B, C, iron, calcium, dietary fiber and even omega 3 fatty acids. The lutein content helps your eyes to be healthy.
  8. Tomatoes contain great amounts of lycopene an anti-aging antioxidant. Lycopene is easily absorbed by the body when processed. Stock up your pantry with canned tomato paste, is your best bet for getting full benefits.
  9. Walnuts are the only type of nut that contains both Vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids. This nut will give you strong bones, shinny hair and smooth skin and will protect cells from free-radical damage.
  10. Dark Chocolate related to pimples and headaches, this heavenly food is, in fact, a treat for your skin. Studies and research show that dark chocolate contains as many polyphenols as red wine. It contains many important natural chemicals that possesses antioxidant properties.
"Little changes, make huge improvements. It is never too late, start today!"

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