Top 7 Beneficial Foods for Beauty
It's difficult to encourage people to eat for their health, but will they do it for the looks? We've done a little research and created a list of 11 foods that can potentially provide flawless hair and youthful, glowing skin.
Strawberries are packed with Vitamin C. One cup a day can build collagen, a protein that promotes youthful skin.
Drop those pricey beauty products and grab a handful of walnuts. These nuts are rich in alpha-linolenic acid which makes skin moist and supple.
Tea (green tea in particular) protects skin cells and keeps skin looking forever young.
Yogurt has multiple beauty benefits. This dairy treat contains calcium and phosphorus which strengthen tooth enamel and makes them pearly white. It's also rich in protein which fights hair breakage and gives tresses a silky finish. Make a hair mask using 1/2 cup of yogurt, 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 egg yolk. Leave this concoction on hair for 15 minutes before shampooing.
Cucumbers are more than just cute eye covers during a facials. This green veggie is a natural cleanser and helps soften skin. Use as a secret beauty tool by combining 1/2 of a chopped cucumbers, 3 tablespoons of hazel and 2 tablespoons of distilled water in a food processor to produce homemade toner.
Salmon is one of the best food sources for beauty benefits. Eating salmon helps produce melanin (skin), collagen (skin) and keratin (hair). Because salmon is also a healthy source of Omega-3, eating this delicious fish will help reduce wrinkles. Bonus: It helps with PMS!
Carrots contain Vitamin A which protects vision and benefits your scalp. Create a hair mask by mashing 1/2 cup of carrots and mixing it with 3 tablespoons of honey.