Food may be something much more than a substance that helps you get rid of hunger or forget about depression.
Some products are all these combined with healthiness, ability to make you feel better, and even look better. Here are top 5 of such foods that work great for your beauty.
Avocados are not only tasty but also satisfying and extremely beneficial for your health. All these advantages come with a bonus: avocados are also able to make you look great.
They make your skin and hair condition better — both when you eat them and apply mashed avocado on your face as a mask. These fruits are literally loaded with micronutrients that improve your appearance by all means. These are, for example, fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins C and E. Avocado nourishes the skin, gives it (as well as your hair) a healthy glow. What is more, it reduces bloating effects of salt thanks to potassium, making your face look slimmer and removing baggy skin below the eyes.
All the Other Fruit
Of course, avocado is basically a fruit too. However, avocado is such a mighty beauty product that it deserved a separate paragraph. As for other fruit, they are all rich in different vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for your beauty and health.
For example, red berries (like raspberries or strawberries) are extremely rich in vitamin C. This micronutrient apart from its antioxidant qualities and other benefits works well for teeth, making them whiter and cleaner. Surprisingly, raisins, despite being very sweet, are good for teeth too. They have certain antibacterial properties and help to prevent tooth decay and other oral cavity problems. Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene, which helps to get rid of acne and other skin imperfections. Bananas in their turn are rich in potassium, which is essential for beautiful hair.
Some fruit may be even used as DIY face masks. For example, fresh strawberries mask refreshes skin and improves its color.
Yogurt is a perfect multi-functional beauty weapon. It can make you look better both when eaten and applied on the skin as a DIY face mask. It contains lactic acid, which does wonders to your skin. This substance exfoliates dead skin cells gently and it even shows some anti-aging properties. Try to apply yogurt onto your face for 10 minutes every evening after washing and you’ll soon see the difference.
And when you eat yogurt, yogurt a decent amount of calcium, which helps to keep your bones, nails, and teeth strong and healthy.
Almond is a perfect solution for the problem of weak and brittle nails. These nuts are rich in biotin and vitamin E. The first micronutrient stimulates cells renewal and the second is known for its great moisturizing qualities.
The only problem with almonds is that they (like all the other nuts) are very high in calories. 100g of almonds contain around 570 calories (it is almost as much as in chocolate). This is because almonds are rich in fats. Despite that these fats are healthy and beneficial, if you want to lose weight, you should eat only around 20 almonds a day.
Salmon in all of its forms, including even smoked and fried, can make you look better. This fish is rich in healthy fats that improve the condition of your skin, making it softer, nails, making them stronger, and hair, giving it a healthy glow and preventing hair loss. It is also rich in easily digested protein and a bunch of vitamins and other micronutrients, including B12, omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. All these substances make fish work even better for your beauty and health.
However, if you aim to lose weight, try not to overdo with salmon. Just like almonds, it is quite high in calories.