Add these 11 simple beauty and health boosting foods to your life. The natural ingredients in these will help keep you looking and feeling better than ever!
1. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
BEAUTY: Applying apple cider vinegar onto your skin helps to Prevent acne ● Works as a skin toner ● Removes dandruff from your scalp ● Helps treat foot odour ● Soothes sunburn ● Reduces the appearance of cellulite.
HEALTH: Prevents flu & stomach illness ● Dissolves kidney stones ● Regulates pH balance in the body ● Relieves nausea, heart burn or chronic acid reflux, allergies & migraines ● Breaks down fat ● Lowers blood pressure & cholesterol ● Reduces inflammation ● Slowly kills cancer cells.
(TIPS: Every morning take a shot of apple cider vinegar. When bathing add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath water.)
BEAUTY: Hydrates and moisturizes dehydrated skin (Potassium) ● Heals dry skin (Vitamin A) ● Protects skin against free radicals that cause premature ageing (B-Vitamins) ● Fights acne causing germs (Zinc) ● Produces collagen (Vitamin C) ● Protects skin from UV damage & slows down the process of ageing (Vitamin E) ● Destroys bacteria that causes acne & pimples (Lectin) ● Nourishes skin (Amino Acid)
HEALTH: Lowers blood pressure ● Lowers chance of developing asthma ● Lower risk of cancer ● Supports heart health ● Lower risk of diabetes ● Treats diarrhea ● Preserves memory & boosts mood.
(TIP: Use the inside peel of a banana and rub it against your teeth for a brighter & whiter smile!)
3. BELL PEPPERS
BEAUTY: Helps hair growth ● Firms skin ● Healthy skin ● Reduces skin ageing ● Clears rashes & blemishes.
HEALTH: Good for eyes ● Helps burn calories ● Anti-cancer benefits ● Cardiovascular benefits ● Supports the immune system ● Cures iron deficiency.
(TIP: When grocery shopping for bell peppers, pick out red bell peppers as they contain almost eleven times more beta-carotene than green bell peppers as well as one and a half times more vitamin C.)
4. CINNAMON SPICE
BEAUTY: Cures acne, pimples & blemishes ● Soothes dry skin ● Complexion enhancer ● Alleviates fine lines ● Prevents skin infections ● Stimulates hair growth ● Scalp cleanser.
HEALTH: Reduces cholesterol ● Cures colds ● Aids digestion ● Reduces the risk of heart attacks ● Promotes weight loss ● Menstrual aid ● Prevents cancer ● Freshens breath ● Improves colon health ● Controls blood-sugar levels ● Improves circulation ● Relieves insomnia.
(TIP: Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to warm water to help reduce cold & flu effects.)
BEAUTY: Combats tooth decay ● Anti-ageing ● Acts as a toner ● Helps treat oily skin ● Firms skin ● Treats acne ● Promotes hair growth.
HEALTH: Prevents urinary tract infections ● Anti-tumor properties ● Improves cardiovascular health ● Fights cancer ● Fights common infections ● Soothes inflammation ● Aids weight loss ● Boosts immunity ● Prevents kidney stones.
(TIP: To bring out the red tones in your hair, add cranberry juice with water to your hair for 5 minutes and rinse it out. This will help lighten your hair!)
6. GREEN TEA
BEAUTY: Gives healthy skin ● Strengthens tooth enamel ● Flushes out toxins from the skin ● Anti-ageing ● Eases tired, puffy eyes ● Sunburn soother ● Prevents bad breath ● Reduces wrinkles ● Relaxing ● Helps burn fat.
HEALTH: Fights cancer ● Lowers cholesterol ● Protects against heart disease ● Speeds metabolism ● Prevents diabetes ● Detoxifies.
(TIP: Add 2 warm, soaked tea bags onto your eyes for 5 mins to help relieve tired eyes.)
7. LEMON JUICE
BEAUTY: Teeth whitener ● Brightens skin ● Lip exfoliator ● Strengthens nails ● Lightens hair ● Removes blemishes ● Reduces acne.
HEALTH: Reduces body weight ● Eliminates bad cholesterol ● Cures throat infection ● Blood purifier ● Boosts immune system ● Reduces fever.
(TIP: Add sliced lemon to your water to help shed toxins from your body.)
BEAUTY: Will give you glowing skin v Prevents ageing● Wonderful moisturizer ● Promotes hair growth.
HEALTH: Prevents constipation ● Balances blood sugar ● Protects the heart ● Maintains cholesterol balance ● Prevents haemorrhoids ● Good for people suffering from Anaemia.
(TIP: Eat prunes to give yourself more energy and keep you active throughout the day.)
BEAUTY: Helps treat oily skin ● Anti-ageing ● Treats acne ● Removes age spots ● Tightens pores ● Removes dead skin cells.
HEALTH: Fights cancer ● Boosts immunity ● Helps you lose weight ● Keeps bones healthy ● Promotes eye health ● Regulates blood pressure ● Anti-inflammatory ● Anti-bacterial.
(TIP: Rethink your drink! Add cut up strawberries to your water, it helps in weight loss, detox & it tastes delicious!)
BEAUTY: Delays skin ageing ● Glowing skin ● Strengthens hair ● Prevents balding ● Healthier scalp ● Anti-dandruff agent.
HEALTH: Reduces blood pressure ● Keeps immune system healthy ● Good for the brain ● Reduces the risk of breast cancer ● Anti-inflammatory ● Relieves stress ● Great for pregnancy ● Cleanses your digestive system ● Cures fungal infections.
(TIP: Walnuts are a mood booster, so if you're feeling down eat a handful of walnuts!)
BEAUTY: Promotes healthy skin ● Treats & prevents cellulite ● Gives you healthy & strong nails ● Prevents wrinkles ● Gives you shiny hair ● Treats acne & eczema.
HEALTH: Helps digestion ● Gets rid of body toxins ● Boosts energy ● Helps weight loss ● Helps your body absorb nutrients ● Relieves fatigue ● Regulates body temperature.
(TIP: Drink a glass of water every morning 30 minutes before your breakfast, this will help purify your colon making it easier to absorb nutrients.)