Before we get delve any deeper into the world of nutrition for beauty, it is absolutely imperative to understand the basics of nutrition. With this understanding, we can eat foods that we love in a way that allows us to not only achieve our beauty goals, but achieve our health goals and bring balance and peace to the body and the mind.
Even more important than the amount of calories we consume is what these calories consist of. Where possible, fill your diets with nutritionally dense food and avoid foods packed with empty calories. Nutritionally dense foods are foods that are going to provide your body with some kind of benefit. For example, fruits and vegetables are packed with a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which your body can utilise to its advantage.
A portion of lentils will provide you with a high percentage of protein, which your body can use to lay down new tissue and B vitamins used during metabolism for increased energy.
“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating, will sooner or later have to find time for illness." ~Edward Stanley
Studies all around the world have revealed that a large percentage of us are eating well below the recommended nutrient intake, which not only hinders health but also prevents individuals from reaching their full beauty potentials. Not consuming the necessary nutrient amount can lead to sunken, non elasticised, thin skin, tired eyes, premature fine lines and wrinkles, brittle nails, thin hair and a dull complexion.
Choose to invest time, care and love into your body and nourish yourselves beautiful from the inside out.