We are what we eat - eat well and your eyes, hair, skin and smile will glow
in a way that no beauty treatment or cosmetic can compare with.
What you eat and drink are the first and most important stages of your beauty routine.
Water Works Miracles
If you look at the ingredients of most beauty products 'aqua' ( the fancy name for water ) is usually number one on the list. Make aqua number one on your beauty 'must have' list and watch this ultimate beauty essential work its magic for you.
- Prevent flaky skin
- Clear up blemishes
- Strengthen weak nails
- Brighten tired eyes
- Plump and moisten lips
- Add shine and bounce to hair
Water flushes away toxins, hydrates the body and makes you glow, sparkle and beam in a way that not even the most luxurious treatments can acheive.
For a youthful glow your skin needs a steady supply of collagen and elastin. It also needs antioxidants to protect it from the free radicals in UV rays (sunshine) and environmental polution (e.g. petrol fumes) which age our skin.
- Red grapes are packed with antioxidants known as proanthocyanidins. These have more than double the skin-protecting power of vitamins C and E.
- Olive oil is rich in collagen-boosting vitamin E... and perfect for salad dressings.
- Tomatoes are full of vitamin C - essential for producing collagen, and lycopene - an anitoxidant which helps prevent sun damage.
Three key nutrients keep your hair looking and feeling good: Protein gives hair structure its strength, essential fatty acids provide gloss and vitamin B5 is beleived to give hair colour its richness.
- Eggs are jam-packed with protein. Eating them is probably one of the best ways to promote growth, thickness and shine.
- Oily fish - e.g. tuna, salmon, trout, sardines or makerel, are rich in the essential fatty acids, like omega-3 fatty acids, which nourish the sebaceous glands in your scalp and help create shiny locks.
- Avocados are bursting with vitamin B5 which has been positivly linked to hair growing faster and thicker.
- Nuts contain proteins, minerals and good fats - particularly almonds, walnuts and brazil nuts.
Our eyes are first to suffer from poor eating choices. To dazzle, and make mere mortals weak-at-the-knees, your eyes need foods that are rich in antioxidants and betacarotene.
- Spinach is an excellent source of lutein - an antioxidant that helps prevent eye disease and protects the retina from UV rays. Sweetcorn, peas and broccoli are also good sources for lutein.
- Carrots are full of betacarotene - essential for good vision. Our bodies convert betacarotene into vitamin A.
- Bilberries are super-rich in antioxidants which increase the delivery of nutrient to the eyes. Try bilberry jam on toast for breakfast.
Eating foods that contain calcium, phosphorus and fluoride could save you from lots of expencive trips to the dentist.
- Milk has long been known to be excellent for teeth ( and bones ) because of the calcium and phosphorus it contains. Drink a pint for milk a day to maintain strong teeth and help protect them from bacteria.
- Tea is rich in fluoride and evidence suggests that people who drink tea regularly have healthier teeth. But not too much tea-drinking as tea also dehydrates the body.
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