Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Beauty Foods - Your Guide to Glowing Skin



Before piling on the foundation, creams and spray tan to mask the signs of a dull complexion, try fixing the fundamentals of your diet first, as eating the right types of food can do wonders for your skin. The best way to attain a long-lasting glow is from the inside out. Skin-illuminating miracles are not always found in an expensive jar on your beauty store shelf...but actually in the aisles of your supermarket. Research has shown that eating certain types of super foods can help skin to repair and rejuvenate itself. 

This is a guide to eat yourself to smoother, younger and more radiant skin - without not an ounce of makeup involved and very little calories.


Add Some Colour To Your Plate
*Tropical Fruits like mangoes and papaya contain Vitamin A and C which repair skin cells, while the content of Vitamin C and E in kiwi fruit combat wrinkles and lines.
*Avocados are rich in B-complex, potassium, phytonutrients and good essential oils, and act as a skin soothing and plumping agent. Avos are also known to remedy psoriasis and dry skin.
*Nutritious vegetables like Sweet potato and Carrots contain beta carotene which protects your skin from the free radicals caused by pollution, the sun and smoking.
*Strawberries and Blueberries not only taste good but they also have a high proportion of Vitamin C (even more than oranges) and are a super-antioxidant, keeping skin from sagging.
*Tomatoes are high in lycopene & selenium, offering protection against harmful UV rays & redness caused by sunburn. They help the production of collagen for fewer fine lines.
*Cantaloupe & other types of melon cleanse your body and rids them of harmful toxins.
*Squeeze some Citrus Fruits into your diet for their ability to detoxify, clear up skin and fight those evil free radicals.
*Jam-packed with calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium and Vitamin E, eat some Beets for their skin-healing and toxin eliminating resources.


Pack on the Proteins

*Yogurt contains important dairy proteins and enzymes that firm up your epidermis, improve on its appearance and calms irritable skin conditions.
*Tofu is a source of isoflavones, that encourages smoother skin and collagen production.
*Superfood Salmon is a fantastic source of natural fatty acids (the good type) and Omega 3 and 6, which hydrates your skin and improves its elasticity.
*Oysters are filled to capacity with Zinc - that all important ingredient for beautifully glossy hair and strong, healthy nails.
*Eggs contain antioxidant agents lutein & zeaxanthin that aid against brown sun spots.
*Selenium and calcium filled Cottage Cheese is another excellent addition to your diet, acting as a natural moisturizer and correcting conditions like dandruff.


Go Green

*Peppermint aids digestion and has vital skin cleansing properties.
*We should have listened to Popeye all those years ago...Spinach is a source of skin-protecting lutein & folates, that help cells renew themselves. No wonder he never got old!
*Add some leafy green, sulphur enriched Watercress to your salad, as it contains Vitamin A and C, which naturally relieves skin, flushing out toxins and clearing it of blemishes.
*Alfalfa sprouts look great as a garnish and are also packed with multivitamins.
*Super food Broccoli may not be everyone's favourite but this Vitamin C-filled green assists with ironing out wrinkles and keeping skin supple.


Glowing Skin Drinks



*Water is not only an essential, it's a must for glowing skin, as dehydration results in a grey and sallow looking completion. Stay radiant by drinking up to 8 glasses a day.
*Green Tea contains polyphenols which work as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It has also been proven to help reverse sun damage and signs of rosacea.
*Nettle Tea acts as an anti-inflammatory, assisting with skin ailments like acne and eczema. 
*A single cup of Coffee a day may reduce your risk of skin cancer. It's the caffeine that zaps those ultraviolet affected skin cells before they can cause any more harm. Read more here.


Pretty, Naturally
*Include a handful of almonds in your daily food routine as they contain vital Vitamin E that moisturizes skin from within. They also protect skin from premature aging and sun damage.
*Low GI beans, legumes and pulses are all high in fibre, ensuring your digestive system is regulated, which in turn helps to clear up your skin. 
*Spice your dishes with manganese enhanced Cinnamon, as it prevents acne and clogged pores and also reduces redness.
*Treat yourself to some flavanol-filled Dark chocolate for its anti-oxidizing qualities and skin smoothing effects. It also absorbs UV light. Read more on its benefits here. Who Knew!
*Oats are known for being great skin healers and keeps you looking younger. Oat milk also eases acne issues.
*Toss some pumpkin seeds, linseeds, flaxseeds and walnuts into your morning cereal, as they contain Omega 3 and 6 oils, which aid against inflammatory skin conditions like eczema.
*Whole grains - brown bread, wholewheat pasta and brown rice contain antioxidants that help attain a more youthful looking outer layer. They also regulate blood sugar levels, which is directly related to having healthy skin.



Do you include any of these super foods in your current diet?


*Information Sources - Glamour Marie Claire Magazine, Huffington Post, Healthline.com, WebMd.com, Daily Mail.co.uk  & Women's Health Magazine.


87 comments:

Style-Squared said...

Great tips, wish i applied them more !!!;))

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Kim Alston said...

Great list! I've been adding many of these to my diet. You can really feel and see the difference.
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getcarriedaway said...

great post sweety!
wish you a wonderful day!

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

thanks for the tips :) I try and eat healthy like this and incorporate these foods into my daily diet! I'm usually pretty good during the week... weekends are my cheat days :)

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Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

Good to hear because coffee is my drug of choice :) I also love to eat strawberries and blueberries. Thanks for the share Hun.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I love the fruit and the nuts, but I should eat more protein and greens. I love water too, but should definitely add more green tea. Lovely post!

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Stella said...

I agree that the more colour a plate has the healthier it is.
Thank you for sharing the above!
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Josie said...

I need my skin to be more glowy! I definitely need to drink more water xxx

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! What an interesting post you wrote today. You know, among my interests there are also food and wellness, I always try to keep posted regarding helthy food and what is the best to eat to protect also the skin and what it should be better avoid. I agree on the ones food you listed which I actually try to have often. Especially I drink green tea every day and, though many people dislike its taste, I really like it. Also I like tofu (I stopped to eat meat 1 year ago just cause I dont like the taste anymore so tofu is a good alternative when you go to restaurants), also dont miss to eat every kind of veggies and fruit. I am also addicted to almonds, dark chocolate and coffee:) Kisses dear, have a nice evening! xo

Linda B said...

These are great tips for what to eat to have good skin! I need to pay attention to that more :)

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Kashaya said...

Great tips and now I got hungry...

Adriana Carmen said...

great tips!
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Stephanie L. said...

What a useful post! I didn't realize that so many foods were tasty and food for the skin!

Ma Petite Ana said...

Good post !!
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The Simply Kelly said...

this is such a great post .....i love this....

Bailey Schneider said...

This is absolutely AWESOME!!!
I've been so bored of healthy food lately and this post is a great reminder of other fruits/veges and protein out there!
I needed this! Thanks

blackberryfashion said...

healthy food is really important :)

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Paola Lauretano said...

Great tips Sam... Tnx for sharing!!!!
Kisses my dear!

María G said...

Fantastic post. It's interesintg :)

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Mindy Fan said...

these are some really nice tips to glowing skin! I think that great skin comes from the inside no matter what you put on your face on the outside! I always try to add color to my plate now for vitamins hehe!

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bridechic said...

Interesting to hear about coffee reducing the risk of skin cancer. The good news I'm reading here is that because I eat avacados every night with dinner my skin won't dry out. Great post

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

These are fab tips! I didn't know that about caffeine and skin cancer. I believe that a glowing complexion def. starts from within. It's also important to have good fats in our diets so that our skin doesn't become too dry.

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Olivia said...

Love these tips! It's a good thing I'm into all of these foods! Thank you for sharing:)
Hugs & Kisses,
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Pamela RG said...

This is a great and healthy eating tips. I am on a quest to eat healthy. Then having glowing skin will be a bonus!

Pip said...

Sam, this is such an awesome post! I am going to bookmark this because I need to take better care of myself, and I am obsessed with keeping my skin looking young! Hope you have a good day dear and stop by soon! xx Pip

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bbb said...

wow this is very awesome! i bet it gonna be super helpful to me.. gotta try out real soon!

Kati said...

This looks really good, and a lot of the things are part of my diet anyways...so yay!

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Francy -Stef said...

Interesting tips!!!
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Rahul Bhatia said...

This was a very comprehensive summary of the foods that go a long way to keep the body fit and maintain young looks:)

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Everything is fine, yep unfortunatelly there are some signs of the upcoming fall over here, today is rainy though still warm! Hope you have a great Thur dear! Kisses! xo

Johlet said...

I love this!
So helpful! Especially with me trying to eat better! :)
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Rakhshan said...

Sam! this is a wonderful post, so informative! I drink lots of water and green tea regularly, citrus fruits, proteins n nuts! I need to note down the rest of the foods i should include in my diet! hope you're doing great! :)

P. said...

i will use ur advices! Love this post!

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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Great post! And I agree with you, we must pay attention to what we eat and drink. I eat a lot of friut and veggies, but I am lazy in drinking water...Must improve that!

Carolyne O' said...

Amazing post with great and useful tips hun <3
Xxx

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Maddie said...

I should definitely eat more healthy! Thanks for the reminder post! I love junk food too much! :(

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Jessica Mattioli said...

This is such a great post, great job Sam!

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Fashion and love by Mihaela said...

great post :)

Ozden Ozdogan said...

Oh what a great coincidence.I was looking internet all over for healthy snacks and eating tips and your post came up.Thanks for sharing these ones dear,again noting these to my pad hehe
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dim_3fs said...

great post!!! Thanks for sharing all these healthy advices!

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TheIndiansavage said...

This post is Amazing!!!! I love avocados ;)
Very interesting tips.
Thank you for sharing!
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Anthea F said...

Great post!!!

Elle Sees said...

some great tips here, sam! xo

nicole said...

Sam this post made me feel good! My family and I eat almost everything here on a regular basis. I'm not sure if you've heard of the Paleo lifestyle? It's done wonders for my family.
xxx

ELISA said...

very useful post!

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C. Pepe said...

Hi sweetie,
thanks for sharing!
What about following each other also on Facebook and Bloglovin?? :) C, xoxo.
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Coco said...

I do, I'm quite obsessed with a healthy diet! I love veggies especially!
No matter what the topic is, I like how thoroughly you treat the subject. It's always worth coming here Sam!
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exality said...

i'm eating every kind of food haha :D http://exality.blogspot.com/

Miss Top Ten Image said...

I alwasy try to include as much healthy food to my diet as possible. But is not always so easy!! ;-)
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Diana Ashuayem said...

Great post.Thanks for sharing. I try to eat healthy.
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Birdie Liau said...

Love this post! I will try to stick to this healthy diet to see if it'd help (: x

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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

Very interesting post , Sam. I really take care of what kind of food I usually have and it helps to know about its characteristics and benefits. Thanks. Kisses:)

MbF said...

And so good for you. I need to change my eating habits asap. Thanks for posting and feel free to drop by me anytime.

Mihaela Pojogu said...

I have some difficulty with drinking water but in rest I try to have good habits :)
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Harija said...

Great tips =)

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MrJeffery said...

wonderful tips! i need to follow them better :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I wonder if these foods would help with breakouts as well.

Karolina Jo said...

Great tips! I eat many of these products! But only one cup of coffee is challenge for me :)


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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great list dear! I definitely try to balance our meals and pack in a lot of super foods like spinach, tomatoes, and avocados!


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Marta Purriños Hernández said...

So delicious!!!


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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Ooh great tips! I will definitely keep all these in mind. Will need gorgeous glowing skin for my wedding. =)

Audrey Allure said...

Yum! Great list :)

tina said...

really good tips! i often eat avocado and tropical fruits ;)
thank you for youre lovely comment!
regards tina

Emmylou said...

Great tips, Sam:) I should do all of these, esp. the water part coz I don't think I drink enough of it....sigh....

Peet said...

Coffee can help to prevent skin cancer??? That's a shocker!! But salmon, oysters, broccoli and all the other vegetables - mmmm, that's a yummy menu, the healthy aspect is just an added bonus.:)

Gina said...

Fabulous! I love it... I eat up all these things for that glow:) But I thought coffee was my vice. I've been trying to eliminate it with no success. Perhaps, I don't need to after all.

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Denisa said...

Great post and I think it too. That food is so important. xa. Have a great day.

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Jacy said...

I absolutely loved this post! I am a big believer in the 'beauty from the inside out' concept, and clean eating is a constant goal of mine! I've really been working on making my snacks super healthy throughout the day and eat lots of the things you mentioned. My common snacks are: apples, oranges, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, almonds, carrots and berries! And I drink water and green tea all day every day :)

~Jacy

My Urban Market said...

I include many of these foods in my diet. This guide is very useful. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Kisses.

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Caro * said...

Your post are very interessant, I love Strawberries !
Perfect advice for a healthy diet :)

Johanna said...

This is such a fun post. I'd love to see more of these!

The Style Maze said...

this is a very interesting post, Sam! I include many of these in my diet, especially WATER! it's so important, I drink so much water every day ;)

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A. said...

it is very important to drink a lot of water! :)

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Carmen said...

Great post, I love a lot of these foods but should definitely eat more of them more often!
xx

What is in the hat? said...

Great advice! <3 I LOVE ALL YOUR POSTS! I'm waiting for new post. Kisses :*
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Demi Mist said...

Thank you for the tips!!!

Yuli Conversations said...

Oh yes baby, love these!!!
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Peet said...

Thanks for additional info! I'm tweeting the link right now.:)

Ivana said...

Thank you for this perfect guide, Sam! I've actually just printed it out, and I'm planning to incorporate more of these healthy allies to my diet. You are just amazing!

xx Ivana

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

thanks for the tips Sam!
ciao

Shreya Kulkarni said...

Loved the tips dear ! Really great post ...thanks for sharing
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Elsey Whisperingstyle said...

Sam, this is an amazing post. It's very informative and encouraging. It reminds me of my nutrition class :) Even though we know we should eat what it's good for our health, we don't do it. Sometimes it's hard to break with our eating habits, but this ENCOURAGES me a lot. I think it's time to put an end to junk food. THANK YOU for posting this. You are amazing !
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Honoré Bazin said...

Well done and thnx for sharing this post to all. You are right green tea is good for our health and it helps to reduce fat tooo. It is an informative post about healthy food guide.

Ileana said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing all this info :D
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fleurani said...

Great tips Sam, it is so important to have a healthy Lifestyle :-9


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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

My favourite kind of posts!!!
I am a freak with healthy food, since my nutritionist will not let my case rest anyway!