There’s been a lot of talk recently among my friends about natural eating and beauty foods which can help achieve flawless, radiant skin in no time. Though it may sound superficial, keeping my skin youthful and glowing is always a goal of mine, but I want to do it the right way. Why not try these following foods and eat yourself to health?

Blueberries

Blueberries were ranked no.1 in the highest amount of antioxidants of 40 common fruits and vegetables, which makes these blue little gems one of my top beauty foods for women. They are rich in fibre, fairly low in sugar, packed with antioxidants, and are rich in Vitamin C. All of these factors make them great for your skin, hair and even your weight since they have been linked to Type 2 Diabetes prevention. They are best bought in season, or frozen all year round. Toss them in a smoothie, yogurt or whatever you want. Just eat ½ cup day to get results in no time.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of my top beauty foods for women due to its dramatic detoxifying and age-defying effects on the skin and body. It is also wonderful to use on your hair and face as a moisturiser. Interestingly enough, this oil won’t break your face out, but instead, it fights acne and moisturises to prevent wrinkles.

Coconut oil contains antiviral properties, meaning it fights bacteria on the skin and in the body. When you eat it, the oil is directly used by your body for energy, not stored as fat, so coconut oil is excellent for your metabolism and keeps you beautiful from the inside out. I like to keep a jar in my kitchen to use for eating, and another jar in my bathroom to use for my beauty needs. Use coconut oil to top sweet potatoes, oatmeal, stir into coffee, or my favorite way- into a smoothie!

Dark chocolate

This is my favorite beauty food of all beauty foods for women. Chocolate is rich in antioxidants that nourish the skin, increase blood flow, and improve your arteries. It is a natural SPF food since it helps to prevent your skin from sun damage. It is also especially great for giving skin a youthful glow. Just be sure to choose plain, unsweetened cocoa powder if you’re using cocoa powder, and choose lower sugar chocolate bars such as bars with 80% or higher cacao content. Keep it at 1-2 ounces per day to avoid calorie overload from one source, but don’t feel the need to omit chocolate altogether.

Kiwis

This fruit doesn’t get near enough attention, in my opinion. Kiwi is actually a berry and incredibly cheap. It is also safe to buy in conventional form, which is even more convenient since it isn’t always available in organic varieties. It has more potassium and Vitamin C than oranges and is rich in fibre. Kiwi seeds are rich in healthy fats that nourish your skin and hair.

This small, brown, fuzzy fruit is loaded with antioxidants, which keep skin firm, help prevent wrinkles, and are great for healthy bones and teeth. The antioxidants in kiwis also protect you from cancer and heart disease. Just cut off the skin with a knife, which comes off easily, and enjoy this fruit however you can. I love it paired with a banana and some coconut milk in a smoothie for a tropical treat. Kiwis are also great on salads with strawberries and walnuts

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