Hands up those of you who lunch out almost daily! I’ve got mine up. Now, hands up those of you who are concerned about the quality of lunch you’re consuming daily! My hand is up too. Okay, let’s face it: lunch is not an easy affair if you’re thinking in terms of your beauty. Most of the time, you end up eating stuff that aren’t helping your skin or your body. So wanna join me in this challenge to pack your own beauty lunch box at least once a week? I admit it’s not the simplest thing to do and so I thought we can inspire one another with some lunch box ideas.
Do you know that tofu is not only a high source of protein, but it also contains phytoestrogens that have multiple benefits for our skin? For one, phytoestrogens increase our skin’s production of collagen as well as boost hyaluronic acid production. Second, phytoestrogens also increase the activity of fibroblasts: collagen-making cells that also pump out elastin, the substance that gives skin elasticity. And finally, phytoestrogens are also potent antioxidants that neutralize toxic free radicals as well as promote healing in order to slow premature aging. So keen to feed on some tofu now? Well, here’s a simple Japanese tasty dish that is easy to whip out under 5 minutes.
Having green smoothies in the mornings before heading to school or work in place of popping a multi-vitamin pill may sound like too much hassle, but it will yield you tremendous health and beauty benefits. For one, the nutritious combinations of fruits and vegetables loaded with antioxidants are especially good for your skin. And because many of the ingredients here are also alkalizing, that helps the body to release skin-irritating toxins. In fact, ever since I got started on green smoothies, my acne-prone skin got better and healed much faster.
We all know how important collagen production is for our skin but did you know that vitamin C supports collagen production and help to keep our skin youthful looking? In fact, vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants, which may help neutralize free radicals and is hence, vital for our health and beauty. There are plenty of foods that contain vitamin C and today, I’m going to share with your about grapefruits plus a really easy recipe to make the slightly bitter fruit more palatable to your taste buds.