• Caroline Rubin

Beauty Foods

Updated: Apr 12

You might not realize it, but some foods posses more beautifying elements than others. In this article, we are going to take a look at some common beauty foods and see what they can do for your looks.


Salmon:

Salmon is rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which is a good fat that does wonders for your hair and skin by rebuilding cells and promoting blood circulation. Salmon is also one of the best sources of Vitamin B12, which is the Vitamin that provides you with energy and helps you make DNA. From a study done in HealthLine, scientists found that participants who consumed 0.45–4.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day, had incredible improvements in their arteries's functions.


Avocado:

We all know the benefits of applying avocado onto skin and hair, but did you know there are even more benefits of eating avocados? Avocados have high levels of beta-sitosteril, which is a vitamin that is great for your heart. Also, it is great for your eyesight as well because it contains lots of antioxidants. Just like salmon, it is also rich in healthy fats making it ideal for healthy, smooth skin and hair.


Garlic and Ginger:

These next ones can be found in your favorite Chinese food *gasp*.

Yep, both garlic and ginger are both anti-inflammatory and have high levels of antioxidants that don't only contribute to pretty skin, but also are wonderful for your immune system. According to LiveStrong.Com, Garlic and Ginger can also help relieve nausea, cause face it, no one looks pretty when throwing up.


Green Tea:

Finally, the holy grail of all beauty foods, green tea. Green tea boots your metabolism and energy and improves your skin elasticity. Studies have shown that Green Tea I drink a cup of hot green tea 30 minutes before I work out to boost my metabolism and give me an extra burst of energy. However, beware, green tea contains high levels of caffeine, so if your body is not used to caffeine or you cannot sleep if you have it, I recommend not drinking it, or getting a non-caffeinated version. To substitute try a non-caffeinated peppermint tea to perk you up.


Berries:

There's a reason why I have a handful of berries every morning. Berries are the key to helping you maintain weight. Since they are a low-glycemic fruit, which means they have a low-sugar content, they can lead to weight loss as well. EverydayHealth.com says that since berries have a high fiber and water content, they can lead to a sense of feeling fuller, and help stop overeating.


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