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Thursday, 09 April 2009
Beautiful Food: 10 Foods to Make You Beautiful!You are what you eat... and now you can eat your way to a more beautiful you! There’s a nifty little book that’s out called “The Beauty Diet” that was written by Dr. Lisa Drayer and she talks about some foods that are rich in “beauty nutrients”. Nothing is ever going to beat a healthy diet and adequate exercise, but if there are some additional things we can do to boost our beauty, then I say... eat away!

Here are the doctor’s top picks.

1. Oysters. These little guys are a great source of zinc which is something the body needs for skin renewal and to produce collagen. They are also contain calcium for strong bones, teeth, and fabulous hair.

2. Wild Salmon is loaded with the omega 3 fatty acids that help to keep your skin flexible. It’s also a source of something called astaxathin which is an antioxidant that claims to be 100 times more potent than Vitamin E. The last benefit of wild salmon is that it contains “CMAE” which is “a neurotransmitter precursor often used in topical preparations for its skin toning effects”.

3. Kiwi has a lot of Vitamin C in it which is needed for collagen production, and the maintenance of healthy skin. Another added benefit: researchers are beginning to think that taking high doses of Vitamin C will result in fewer wrinkles.

4. Blueberries are a great antioxidant, also contains Vitamin C, as well as anthocyanins which helps to protect the skin and blood vessels.

5. Sweet Potatoes are generally considered to be a very nutritious veggie. It contains protein, complex carbs, and vitamins. It’s also loaded up with beta carotene which also helps to protect our skin from wrinkles.

6. Low Fat Yogurt has what your body needs for healthy hair, teeth and bones. It is rich in protein, vitamins, calcium, bacteria, and vitamins.

7. Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene which is a great antioxidant.

8. Spinach contains alpha lipoic acid, lutein, and zeaxanthin. The lipoic acid helps battle signs of aging. Lutein and zeaxanthin are needed for the health of your eyes!

9. Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants and it also helps to increase the flow of blood to the skin, reduces roughness of the skin, and even helps to protect us against sun damage.

10. Walnuts also contain omega 3 fatty acids that help keep your skin smooth.

So there you have it – 10 foods to help you beautify yourself! Of course there are many foods that can help you keep your outside looking as beautiful as your inside including drinking water, dark green veggies, and orange fruits/veggies.

Ririan is a student in Bucharest, Romania. He reads books, blogs and websites about productivity, personal development, health, nutrition, leadership and GTD. He hopes that by sharing his own personal experiences that it will help make steps towards creating a better life, day by day, for others. For more of his thoughts visit the Ririan Project on

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