Experts have long stressed the importance of eating for our beauty
as well and not just for the body and our silhouette. Just like smoking or too much chocolate can ruin the complexion and damage the teeth, certain foods encourage the healthy growth of nails and hair, or focus on ridding the face of spots and even wrinkles, experts say. Three of them also make great snacks, as Glamour
magazine points out.
If we happen to be at work, with hardly enough time for a proper mini-break for a snack, there is still hope for us to eat something that is good for our body and our health. That is to say, don’t reach for the bar of chocolate or bag of chips yet, because there are other options as well. Kiwifruit is perfect in this sense, Glamour explains, citing the words of Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D., an expert beautritionist and author of “The Beauty Diet,” speaking to Woman’s Day.
“We already know that of all fruits and veggies, this little green fruit is the most nutritionally dense of them all. But, according to Drayer, kiwi is loaded with vitamin C, boosting the production of collagen, which improves your skin’s elasticity. The best way to enjoy kiwi? Cut in half. It creates its own bowl, so you can just eat it with a spoon.” Glamour recommends. By serving it like this, you will avoid getting kiwi juice all over the keyboard or, even worse, on your clothes.
Blueberries and tomatoes also make for wonderful snacks that also take care of your appearance. Blueberries are like “antioxidant powerhouses” that “help rid your body of toxins, says Drayer. Sprinkle some in your yogurt or over a bowl of cereal,” the magazine urges. Moreover, “The lycopene in tomatoes wards off many diseases and may also help protect your skin from sunburns,” and you can serve them with low-fat cheese or plain, if you like them this much.
Aside from the above-mentioned tips, remember to drink plenty of water, as it will keep you hydrated, which will inevitably become obvious in your complexion as well. Drinking enough water also ensures you never go starving (in the sense it can make you feel full), which would lead to overeating and, of course, weight gain.