Thursday, June 26, 2014

7 Foods That Will Give Your Skin Its Vibrant Summer Glow

 Looking for ways to get that gorgeous summer glow naturally? Here are 7 foods that will do just that. Get out this summer and show off that beautiful looking skin
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1. Water: What an easy and most effective way to get great skin! The amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75% which means we must hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!  Drinking your eight daily glasses of water will flush your skin of toxins and keep you refreshed and looking radiant.

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2. Avocado: Full of Vitamins A, B, C, E, K and minerals such as potassium and iron, avocados assist in keeping skin soft. It helps reduce skin redness and irritation. You can slice them up and add to just about any meal!

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3. Coconut: Coconut oil not only boosts your metabolism but it rejuvenates your skin and prevents wrinkles. It is full of Vitamin E which is the most moisturizing thing you can give your skin. While coconut is great for that natural looking glow it can also be used externally as a frizz decreasing hair mask.

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4. Almonds: A fantastic way to cleanse your skin pollutions! You can eat this nut frequently, making your skin smooth and glowing from inside. Almonds can reduce the appearance of acne, along with blackheads. These are a great snack when going about your day.

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5. Dark Chocolate: More chocolate? We are all for it! Be sure that it is dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content. It can protect against sun-induced damage, improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration. If you’re planning on a beach vacation, consider loading up on dark chocolate in the prior weeks and months.

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6. Blueberries: These high in fiber little gems help keeps your cholesterol low which keeps your heart healthy. The help protect our skin tissues from further harm and premature aging. Start the day with berries in your yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, or smoothie. Catechins found in blueberries activate fat-burning genes in abdominal fat cells. Don’t leave the produce aisle without berries in your shopping cart.

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7. Leafy Greens: Leafy greens such as kale and spinach have a chock full of vitamins that help your skin produce fresh new cells and get rid of the old ones. Both kale and spinach are low in calories and high in fiber. Kale has zero fat and is a great detox food. Enjoy a spinach salad for lunch and decrease your risk for wrinkles.

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