Often times, the best of remedies doesn’t come from an expensive department store bottle, but straight from Mother Nature herself. Below, are some delicious nutritional beauty remedies that will help give you a trim toned stomach, smooth radiant skin, and a reduction in stubborn dimply cellulite. You could just call these amazing food remedies…beautylicious!
Avocados for a Flatter Stomach – Studies prove that the unique monounsaturated fatty acids found in extra-virgin olive oil and avocados, are very instrumental in helping to fend off body fat, especially around the mid-section. The fatty acids in avocados appear to assist the body in utilizing insulin and other weight-regulating hormones more efficiently, so it helps to prevent insulin resistant weight gain. Replacing your unhealthy vegetable oils and other trans fats with extra-virgin olive oil and avocados instead, can help your body prevent and reverse insulin-related weight gain, even without making any changes to your diet or exercise routine.
Strawberries for Smooth Radiant Skin – Strawberries pack a double-punch, when it comes to fending off the premature aging of your skin. First off, strawberries are high in vitamin C, which boosts skin’s production of collagen, which is necessary in keeping skin firm, smooth and keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Secondly, strawberries are a top food source of ellagic acid, which protects and reinforces skin’s elastic fibers, helping to keep skin taut and preventing droopy, sagging skin. For maximum skin benefits, eat 1/2 -1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries daily.
Broccoli for Cellulite – Ladies, if you’re frustrated by stubborn, dimply cellulite, you are not alone. In fact, 90% of women are plagued with some degree of cellulite, regardless of their weight or size. One of the best food sources to help you prevent and reduce stubborn cellulite, is broccoli. Broccoli is rich in alpha-lipoic acid, which is a necessary compound used by your body to prevent the hardening of collagen tissue (a main cause of cellulite) in your body. To kick-start your way to smoother, less dimply skin, eat 1 cup of steamed broccoli daily.
Bon Veggie Appetit!
Gina ‘The Veggie Goddess’ Matthews