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Post by jha on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:28 am

The secret to a gorgeous, wrinkle-free complexion lies in what you eat. These seven super-nutritious foods can work miracles on your skin.

By Emily Dorn



Before you reach for the bounty of cleansers, moisturizers, and toners in your bathroom, add the following seven foods to your diet to clear the way for a beautiful complexion. "The nutrients found in these foods benefit the skin because they nourish us from the inside out," says Sue Moores, RD, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. According to Moores, glowing skin starts at the supermarket.




Sweet Potatoes

The pumpkin-colored hue of sweet potatoes not only looks pretty on your dinner plate, but its shade also works wonders on your complexion. Sweet potatoes boast large amounts of beta carotene -- an antioxidant whose red, yellow, and orange pigments dress many vegetables in their vibrant colors. Beta carotene's protective qualities defend against the damage that sun exposure will cause, says Moores.
Serving size: 1 medium size potato
Calories: 117
Quick tip: For an extra dose of fiber, leave their skin on when preparing these tasty treats.

Salmon

Add luster and softness to your complexion by feasting on salmon, a fish with one of the richest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats nourish the skin by reducing the body's production of inflammatory substances, decreasing clogged pores, and averting fine lines and wrinkles.
Serving size:3-4 ounces
Calories: about 150
Quick tip: Buy extra fillets at the market and freeze them; having salmon on hand is the best way to ensure you'll keep up your skin's nutritious regimen.

Snapper

This tropical fish, like salmon, is also sky-high in anti-inflammatory fats, and it harbors another beautiful skin booster: the mineral selenium. According to Moores, "Selenium has the ability to reduce the risk of sunburn and promote an even skin tone." Snapper itself has a sheen to envy -- in many fine restaurants the fillets are often served skin side up to show off its luminous scales.
Serving size: 3-4 ounces
Calories: about 110
Quick tip: Bake snapper in a bit of olive oil with a layer of chopped almonds on top -- a supper your skin will sing about!

Kiwi

An uncelebrated hero of supple skin is kiwi. This tangy-sweet treat packs more vitamin C per ounce than practically any other fruit. Vitamin C helps maintain the collagen in our skin, keeping it firm. But this nutrient can quickly evaporate through exposure to air, water, or heat, Moores says. Kiwi is an ideal carrier since it locks in the juicy benefits firmly beneath its furry skin.
Serving size: 1 medium fruit
Calories: 46
Quick tip: For a quick and easy way to peel kiwi, cut the ends off first. The rest should be a cinch.

Sunflower Seeds

Slow down the development of saggy, wrinkled skin by spooning sunflower seeds over salad. These seeds are replete with vitamin E -- a powerful antioxidant that decelerates the aging of skin cells, keeping us looking younger longer. Vitamin E is also known for its ability to diminish the appearance of scars.
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Calories: 324
Quick tip: Pair unsalted sunflower seeds with raisins for a snack that strikes a perfect balance between savory and sweet.

Turkey

Choose turkey over other lunchtime meats for its high concentration of zinc. "This mineral maintains collagen and elastin fibers that preserve skin's elasticity and firmness," says Moores. The healthiest variety to ask for at your grocery's deli counter? Roasted or smoked; flavored turkey, such as honey turkey or turkey pastrami, contains sugar and salt additives.
Serving size: 3-4 ounces
Calories: about 120
Quick tip: Instead of a sandwich, toss turkey with spinach leaves. The latter is another nutritious food packed with zinc.

Tea

Dietitians continue to debate just how much liquid we should consume each day, but for Moores, the requisite eight to 10 glasses still stands. "Our body is 70 to 80 percent water, and if we are not drinking enough, our cells don't regenerate and remove waste, resulting in a buildup of impurities." Moores suggests alternating glasses of water with hot tea or unsweetened iced tea -- green or black. These beverages boast their own supply of acne-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients (healthy substances from plants).
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 2
Quick tip: To avoid diluting your delicious cold brew with plain ice, fill ice trays with tea. Add a few cubes just before you drink!

Originally published on LHJ.com, April 2006.
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Re: 7 Miracle Foods for Healthy Skin

Post by Admin on Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:01 am

Yehey, lahat yan pborito ko, pwera sa turkey, but i'll give it try.
Oi Sisssy Jha, yan pala secret mo for your glowing and healthy skin ha! huli ka
kEEP UP THE GREAT JOB SISSY!

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Post by amethyst_05 on Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:24 am

Same here sis nette,except turkey, kinakain ko lahat yan pero bakit waepek ata sa akin hahaha! lol! lol!
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Post by Admin on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:28 pm

ciempre there's a lot of factors din for achieving a great and healthy skin. Of course it includes good and restful night sleep, healthy eating diets and most of all healthy mindset. Even if you have a great skin but you're not happy or the glow of joy doesn't radiate in you, so hindi rin maganda ung over all projection. Sometimes you can see, there's a lot of not so beautiful people but they have the inner glow that makes them shine right?

Sabi nga nila, the smile is the best make-up you can put in your face.
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Post by jha on Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:36 pm

Razz Razz ako nga maganda sabe nanay ko kaso tabachoy Sad nasobrahan kc ng kain nyang mga foods na yan..hayzzz cheers cheers wahahahaha
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Post by Admin on Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:21 pm

kc nmn sis Jha talagang mahal n mahal k ng nanay mo simula bata pa, ayon pinbayaan ka sa kusina hehehe!, ok lng maganda naman hehe!

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Re: 7 Miracle Foods for Healthy Skin

Post by marhie barredo on Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:59 pm

hay naku. nung kasing bumuhos ng kagandahan sa mundo, paanu nka payong tayo kaya hayan, awa nlang ang natira. buti nalang may na invento ang SPIRIT PRODUCTS kaya kuminis ang skin at saka may salamat doc na rn. kaya wag na sadmga sisters..
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Post by chaps_1022 on Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:40 pm

cheers okey na okey ang plugging sis marhie lol! go spirit ladies hehehe!
i eat all of the above mentioned food hehehe! kaya mejo malusog den po ako lol! sissy Jha tagasamit ka man cguro pirmi sa kusina noh lol! !
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