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Published on December 21, 2016 at 7:17 am

Foods That Make You Look Gorgeous

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You can ward off a lot of your very common beauty concerns just by eating the right foods. Eating well not only helps you in shaping your waistline, but also bolsters your immune system and can also provide ‘gorgeous’ benefits.
We all need the right foods in order to make our insides work beautifully, and it appears that there are excellent superfoods with new health advantages available in the news every day.
A healthy diet makes our organs and muscles work like new. Right foods can also provide cosmetic benefits too. It can improve your mood, provide a glowing skin or perhaps take your appearance to a higher level. So start with these delicious, healthy and antioxidant-packed treats and ‘treat’ your skin the way it deserves.

Plain Greek yoghurt
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Greek yoghurt is packed with proteins and hence it will help you feel full longer. This, in turn, makes you less tempted when those not-so-healthy foods appear at a birthday party or in the work break room. It also carries amino acids, which help in repairing skin. It can also reduce the presence of dark circles under your eyes.
Yoghurt contains lactic acid, which naturally bogs away dead skin cells. You can try spreading a thick layer on your face and then let it rest for 10 minutes, after which you can wash it off.

Strawberries
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To slow down those marks of ageing, you can try adding in more strawberries to your diet. These delicious little snacks are rich in vitamin C, which can actually inhibit fine lines and wrinkles.
Strawberries can also help in brightening your smile. They also carry alpha hydroxyl oil, which is gentle on teeth enamel and also removes stains. You can try mashing a small amount of strawberry into your teeth a few times a day and then brush away the seeds.

Blueberries
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If you make your skin shine, you can just toss in some blueberries into your yoghurt parfait or perhaps fruit salad. Blueberries are rich in both vitamins E and C. These antioxidants function together to not only lighten tired-looking skin but it also even out redness and irregular skin tones.

Bananas
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Bananas can charge you up when you feel low on energy. They are high in potassium, vitamin B6 and folic acid. These nutrients help in enhancing blood flow to your brain. This will make you quick-witted, feel happier.
Other than this, bananas can also give you smoother and softer skin. You can try rubbing a mashed banana on your face or legs before shaving so as to soften the hair follicles and this will give you a smoother appearance.

Carrots
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Carrots comprise of carotenoids, which assists in reducing your skin’s sensitivity to UV rays. You can also try pairing raw carrots along with hummus or guacamole for a simple snack on the go.

Red bell peppers
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Red bell peppers are loaded with antioxidants, which aids in repairing skin and hair cells, providing you with a more youthful appearance. When you make salad next time, try tossing some chopped red bell pepper or scrambled eggs.

Kale
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Kale supplies our bodies with vitamin K, which helps in improving blood clotting. This not only aids our bodies heal but also makes sure that those little blood vessels around the eyes do not drip fluid and leave us to appear as we were up all night. It also presents a healthy dose of iron. Low iron levels make us look pale and worn out, so put some kale into your scrambled eggs before an important meeting or night out.

Broccoli
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Broccolis are loaded with vitamin C, which helps in improving blood circulation. When your blood circulation improves, your skin tends to glow. As per the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, boosting the vitamin C in your diet leads to improved skin ageing.

Avocado
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All of us know that avocados are insanely delicious. However, it can also help in keeping your skin look younger. Avocados comprise of fatty acid oleic, which helps the skin to retain moisture, thus giving it a softer, more youthful look.

Lemons
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There are a lot of people who start their day with a glass of lemon water. However, there is a good reason why they are doing it. The lemons function as a natural detoxifier and help our blood to move impurities out of the body. They also help in freshening our breath.
After squeezing the lemon juice into your water, don’t throw away that lemon slice. Instead, brushing lemon juice on a dull finger and toe nails will help in removing stains and also kills bacteria. Massage your hands and feet with olive oil or lotion afterwards so as to prevent drying out.

Walnuts
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Just like the salmon, walnuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids repair the split ends in the hair and thus give it a natural sheen. Walnuts are rich in copper, which provides skin with a naturally warm colour and may even block premature greying. Other than that, the omega-3s affect your brain chemistry, and thus can actually make you feel more happy.

Green tea
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Green tea is loaded with antioxidants, and it helps in fighting those free radicals floating in our bodies. Free radicals are damaged cells and are accountable for everything from wrinkles to life-threatening cancer.
Used green tea bags are also useful in various ways. You can place one on each eye, once they have cooled off, for a quick spa treatment. Its antioxidants help in correcting skin colour and lessen swelling under the eyes.

Coffee
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If you’re on a budget, you should probably think twice before skipping that regular latte. Coffee not only makes you much happier on a Monday morning, but it also can actually shield against cancer. It holds natural compounds that protect your skin against skin cancer or melanoma. As per the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, daily coffee drinkers have around 20 percent reduced the risk of developing fatal melanoma than non-coffee drinkers.

Flax oil
Flax oil could be added to your diet chart if you are feeling stressed since it is full of healthy fats such as omega-3s and essential fatty acids. These compounds generally moisturise your skin and hair and may even inhibit stress-related hair loss. You can try mixing some flax oil into your morning smoothie or oatmeal.
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If you do not like the taste of it, then you can try massaging it directly into your hair and skin. Flax oil strengthens your locks while minimising your wrinkles.

Cinnamon
Cinnamon, along with adding flavour to your food and making it tastier, it also helps in burning fat. Studies reveal that eating cinnamon can produce lower cholesterol and blood sugar. It also helps in improving your metabolism.
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You can also mix a small amount of cinnamon with a few drops of honey and then massage it on your lips so as to deepen your natural colour. It also helps in exfoliating the dead skin cells away. Make sure that you moisturise afterwards