We love our feel good foods that are crammed with extra benefits! Here's Luisa's Top Five Beauty Foods and the lovely things they can do for you!
Almonds are full of proteins, vitamin E and other anti-oxidants which promote overall heart health. The potassium contained in almonds also helps to control blood pressure making them a healthy and convenient snack at home or at work.
One of the greatest benefits of honey is that it is an organic sweetener which doesn’t increase your blood sugar levels. Add it to tea instead of a traditional sweetener for a natural, healthier alternative. Honey can also be applied to the face and then rinsed for a burst of radiant moisture or used in place of hair conditioner for a rich and nourishing shine.
Avocados are packed with compounds which help to regulate blood sugar levels and actively help to lower blood cholesterol levels. The anti-oxidants contained in avocados help boost the immune system and also encourage a healthy nervous system. Not only are they a delicious super-food, but their oil is also often added to beauty products because it enhances the glow of the skin.
Olive Oil The density and richness of olive oil can be used on the skin, hair and nails to boost moisture and strength. Soaking your nails in olive oil for five minutes helps to condition them and promotes growth. After soaking, massage the nail bed to stimulate blood supply which again, encourages growth.
Green Tea Try a green tea in place of your usual morning dose of caffeine for a refreshing boost. The tea not only hydrates your body which promotes overall well-being, but also contains anti- oxidants, which help to defend against premature aging.