9 Foods That Beautify!
Hey guys. It’s Matt, and today I want to share some of my favorite "beauty foods" with you.
To look hot, you can hit the gym, wear cute clothes or try new beauty tricks. But aside from those, eating the right foods can really give you that extra boost to quickly look and feel amazing.
Here are 9 of my favorite "beauty foods" that I highly recommend you try adding to your diet to improve your health, as well as the way you look and feel about yourself!
Try them out and let me know what you think.
Dieticians swear by Greek yogurt. It’s packed with protein that fills you up, and it tastes great. But it also contains a lot of amino acids, which are good for getting rid of dark circles under your eyes, according to author and beauty expert Narine Nikogosian (Return to Beauty: Old-World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin). Planning on having a late night? Have a Greek yogurt for breakfast the day before to ward off any dark circles that might try to creep up the next day.
They don’t just taste yummy as a side dish. Kidney beans and many other legumes are packed with ingredients like protein, iron, zinc and biotin, which give you longer, stronger hair. In fact, having a biotin deficiency can leave you with dry, brittle locks. So it’s especially important to stock up on beans for a gorgeous ‘do. Mix some kidney beans into your salad or toss them with a little olive oil and salt for a delicious snack.
Keep this in mind the next time you head for the food table at a cocktail party: Celery gives you good breath. According to Wider, it’s so effective because the veggie forces you to chew a little more than you would if you were eating, say, a carrot or cucumber. And the more you chew, the more saliva you produce, which kills the bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath. So, if you’re planning to go talk to a hottie you’ve been eyeballing all night, nosh on a celery stick before sauntering over.
We’ve all heard celebrities swear that their beauty secret is drinking lot of water, and honestly, I thought it kind of sounded like BS. Yet according to author and fellow nutritionist Keri Glassman (Slim Calm Sexy Diet: 365 Proven Food Strategies for Mind/Body Bliss), water is definitely crucial to looking good. When you’re hydrated, your metabolism functions at its best, keeping you looking trim and toned. Shoot for eight glasses per day. Need more flavor? Add in a lemon wedge.
They don’t just crank up your sex drive by their high zinc content. Zinc can also control excess oil production, according to Wider. When your body regulates how much oil it churns out, you’re less prone to acne. And when your skin is clear, it’s easier to feel confident in and outside the bedroom.
Planning a hot night in with your guy? Snack on some broccoli the day before. This green veggie is loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which helps improve your blood circulation. Once your blood gets pumping, it stimulates your sex drive so you can have a very fun night. Can’t stand the green stuff? Strawberries are also packed with vitamin C.
Red Bell Peppers
These pretty peppers are a superfood for your skin, as they have crazy-high antioxidant levels. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who eat more of the antioxidant vitamin C (found in bell peppers) have the best-looking skin. Take a few slices with you to work. They make a delicious mid-afternoon snack.
You likely already know that sitting in the sun is bad for your skin, but you’re also exposed to damaging UV rays just by walking around outside—even when it’s cold. Along with sunscreen, carrots are a great way to protect your skin from the sun, according to nutritionist Keri Glassman. They contain carotenoids, which reduce your skin’s sensitivity to UV rays and also decrease redness. So you can get a gorgeous glow from the inside out.
This tasty fish is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight stress and put you in a good mood, says Glassman. Our bodies can’t make omega-3s on their own. So it’s crucial that we get these mood-boosters from foods like canola oil and omega-3-fortified eggs, because when you feel good, you radiate sexiness.
Wishing you good health through wise nutrition,