Beauty arises from the inside. Explore the connection between nutrition and radiance.
It’s Not a Diet if You Live It
The word “diet” generally evokes ideas and conversations about losing weight. It usually makes us think about strictness, meal-prepping, and curbing cravings.
However, diets don’t have to always be associated with weight loss.
What if what you eat can influence not just your weight, but also the radiance of your natural glow? Is it true that certain foods are associated with the simple splendor of having shiny hair? And what if something so easy as changing your diet can make you look younger?
As it turns out, what you put into your body definitely affects what is shown outward.
If you’re looking to display more of that natural inner sparkle, these are the five foods that you can implement into your dietary lifestyle.
1) For Strong Teeth, Eat Broccoli
The nutrients found in broccoli can be powerful enough to improve the health of your bones and teeth. Do you think that a beautiful smile is important? To quote Jimmy Fallon: Everyone looks so much better when they smile.
A single cup of broccoli contains 270 percent of your needed daily amount of vitamin K. According to StyleCraze, broccoli is “an excellent source of vitamin K, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.” Put some broccoli on your plate and you’ve got yourself on the path to maintaining strong teeth.
2) For Glowing Skin, Eat Citrus Fruit
In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, researchers discovered a link between nutrition and skin aging. According to the study, vitamin C is a core nutrient for maintaining fresh looking skin. And because the body does not produce vitamin C on its own you must consume foods rich in it in order to reap the benefits.
Citrus fruit, such as lemons, oranges, and grapefruits, have great amounts of vitamin C.
3) For UV Protection, Eat Carrots
We already know that applying sunscreen will protect the body from harmful UV rays, but did you know that eating a carrot has a similar effect?
According to Cosmopolitan, “along with sunscreen, carrots are a great way to protect your skin from the sun.” Carrots contain carotenoids, antioxidants that protect the body against free radicals. Free radicals are “atoms that can damage cells by reacting with other molecules.” (LiveScience).
Some carotenoids are converted into vitamin A, which is linked with maintaining great vision. So not only will carrots help your skin look fresh, they can also help your vision so you can more easily check yourself out in the mirror!
4) For a Good Mood, Eat Salmon
A positive beauty is often intertwined with a positive mood. And as it turns out, Omega-3s are linked with a positive mood. Salmon is rich in Omega-3s! According to Psychology Today, "research shows that omega-3s foster the processing of information, stabilize mood, and stave off cognitive declines. Low levels of omega-3s are linked to poor memory and depression."
Do you want to ward off a grumpy mood? Then consider making salmon a main source of protein for a meal.
5) For Ridding Dark Circles, Eat Greek Yogurt
Sometimes life catches up with us and the results show under our eyes. If you want to get rid of dark circles, you can consider replacing your usual morning breakfast with greek yogurt, or you can enjoy it as a midday snack.
Greek yogurt is loaded with amino acids, according to Cosmopolitan. Amino acids contain antioxidants that help soothe or eliminate dark circles that form under the eyes. There are also many skin creams that contain Greek yogurt as a core ingredient.
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Finding the Beauty Of Nutrition
What food hacks do you use when eating for positive health? Do you often seek out meals that have a high dose of nutrients? What is it that makes you naturally sparkle? We always love hearing from you. Start the conversation. Ask us a question or post a comment.