Who does not want to be beautiful? Everybody does . We all look at the mirror and think of improving ourselves. Cosmetics help but good healthy, balanced diet can create a magic.
A healthy, balanced diet has numerous benefits
- It just keeps off the extra flabs and fats and makes you a supermodel.
- Makes your skin smooth and supple and wrinkle free.
- Strengthen your finger nails , teeth and gums .
- Hair looks shiny and silky.
Which nutrients help us to make us gorgeous? Let’s explore.
1.Calories – It has to be taken wisely. It’s made up of Carbohydrates , Fats and Protiens . These nutrients are essential for the body to keep functioning. Carbohydrates are there to help us our body to have the energy to do our daily tasks and without proper carbs the vitamins cannot function, so have it for an energetic body. There is no point to have a slim beautiful but non energetic, non enthusiastic body.
2.Fats– are needed by our beauty. They are not the enemy we have been told of . They helps to have a smooth , supple ,wrinkle free skin. They help in lubrication of our joints. Detoxification helps to lose weight but regular detox robs the skin beauty. So have it.
3.Protien– Now a days we all are obsessed with high protein diet. Protien is necessary for good skin , hair , nails, gums so have it.
4.Vitamins -A good supply of vitamin A is the basis for healthy skin and a fresh face . Vitamin A keeps skin looking smooth and young by stimulating cell regeneration. It can be get in the form of Retinol or from the beta carotene. It is easier for the body to absorb beta carotene by boiling or steaming foods containing the substance and adding a little fat or butter .
B vitamins are key for the growth of skin , hair and nails. Vitamin B6 helps form collagen for firm connective tissue . Biotin or B7 protects skin and hair cells.
Vitamin C acclerates collagen production in the cells and helps keep gums healthy. Since vitamin C is quickly destroyed by heat , foods that are high in vitamin C are best eaten raw.
5. Minerals- minerals are crucial for many body functions.
Iron facilitate oxygen transport in the blood. Pale brittle fingernails and hair loss can be signs of an iron deficiency -one of the most common nutrient deficiency in the world.
Potassium helps the body to eliminate harmful substances and plays an important role in keeping skin supple.
Calcium makes teesth strong and healthy.
Magnesium keeps cell walls stable, helping to stop skin from wrinkling.
Selenium helps damaged skin.
Zinc works with Vitamin A in the body to produce and maintain a strong immune system.
6.Water – Supple , clear , fresh skin needs plenty of fluids. Adequate fluid intake helps the internal organs to filter out harmful substances.
7. Antioxidants – Environmental pollution, cigarette smoke, ultraviolet radiation and stress contribute to the formation of what are known as free radicals in the body. These aggressive oxygen compounds can damage tissue and skin to age prematurely when present in excess amounts. Vitamin C , vitamin E , beta carotene and selenium stabilise free radicals and keep them from causing damage in the body. A diet high in antioxidants reduce the risk of developing serious disease.
These are the nutrients but we don’t eat the nutrients, we get these nutrients in the form of food so let’s have a look on the food items which help to beautify our skin
Whole grain products , Brown rice , cereal germ , cereals
Legumes , soya beans , soy products
Eggs , meat , seafood, poultry , liver
Milk and milk products
Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables, dark leafy vegetables , broccoli , mushrooms , carrots , sweet potatoes
Dried fruit, avocados, bananas, citrus fruits, kiwifruit, rose hips, blackberries, sweet peppers, papaya ,cantaloupe, melons , blue berries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, guavas , Indian gooseberries
Cold pressed oils, nuts , butter
Fruits and vegetables should account for about one third of the diet
It can be stated that all the food items contribute to your beauty so eat well and in proper amount and” be the most beautiful or handsome person for your loved ones “