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5 Surprising Beauty Foods


All fresh fruits and vegetables contain “magical” powers when it comes to shiny hair, clear skin, and strong nails. However, the ones I’ve chosen below are perhaps not as well known for their powerful beauty benefits. Have these in mind to include in your meals – assuming you want to be the most radiant version of you that you can be.  Most of us do. ?  Who in the worlds really needs for botox or other unnatural remedies?  Nourish your body with natural, whole foods and you’ll be your own natural, stunning self!!  ?

 

  • Red Peppers. All red and orange colored foods contain beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Red peppers are particularly beautifying due to the minerals A, C, and K. Vitamins A and C can help prevent cell damage that leads to premature ageing, and they can also reduce inflammation, which can cause a puffy-looking face. Pepper also has Vitamin K, which is an excellent property for protecting our cells from damage.red pepper

 

  • Spinach. All leafy greens are actually very powerful in terms of being a beauty food because of the chlorophyll they contain. There are also loads of other phytochemicals and fiber in spinach that help build blood that is super clean and which will show through in your skin.spinach heart

 

  • Turmeric. This yellow-colored, Indian spice has a load of powerful antioxidant qualities. Turmeric assists in protecting our cells from free radical damage and also contributes towards cleaning up metabolic waste in our systems. It is also great as a liver flusher to get rid of any poisons and chemicals which are stored there.

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  • Pumpkin Seeds. Wow, these really are powerful. What don’t pumpkin seeds have in them?! The humble pumpkin seed contains high levels of zinc, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B, C, and E. Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids, all essential for healthy cell maintenance. Make a handful of pumpkin seeds a regular part of your diet, and you will definitely notice a change in your appearance. pumpkin-seeds-1323854_1280

 

  • Parsley. Next time your plate is garnished with parsley, don’t push it aside. This is a pretty powerful herb when it comes to anti-aging, as well as purifying and cleansing the body. It contains vitamins A and C as well as anti-oxidizing flavonoids that protect our cells from free radical damage. Parsley also helps to purify the blood, kill bacteria, aid digestion, and cleanse toxins from the liver.

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The best thing is that all these foods are easy to incorporate into your diet. Add any of these to a smoothie (not necessarily in large amounts).  All can be added to soups depending on flavor. All work in home made juice. Combine these foods with some other ingredients to make a great, beautifying salad. Not so hard to do.  ?

Detox Salad, IfW

 

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