June 15, 2011

Food for Your Face.

Let's just start off by putting it this way, dolls: You are what you eat and your skin is a direct reflection of that.

When I go to the grocery store I follow what I like to call 'The Rainbow Rule", I choose fresh fruits and veggies from every color of the rainbow. For example: bright red peppers, strawberries and watermelon; orange carrots, pumpkin and sweet potatoes; ripe yellow bananas, pineapple, and lemons, dark green spinach, broccoli, asparagus and zucchini; juicy blueberries and blackberries; and fresh purple grapes, eggplant and plums. These delicious foods are chuck full of necessary nutrients and vitamins A, C and E which reduce the development of skin cancer cells, iron out wrinkles, and act as an antioxidant to help protect the skin from UV rays and damaging free radicals. 

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Fish {salmon and tuna, in particular} contains high amounts of omega 3 fatty acids which fight redness and inflammation of the skin, helps to make it soft and radiant, and also strengthens and improves elasticity. Fish Oil Supplements are also acceptable; TJ and I picked up two giant containers of fish oil pills for under $10 at Walmart - and no, we don't have fish burps :)

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And last but not least - drink more water! Minimize dehydrating beverages such as soda and alcohol, and try to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day. Create a habit of drinking a giant glass of water right when you wake up in the morning to help kick start your day and add moisture back into your skin.

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Remember that in order to look healthy on the outside, you must have a clean inside. Instead of treating your largest organ with harsh chemicals to fight breakouts after they occur, take a little time to educate yourself and make healthier decisions each day. A clean and healthy inside will give you the confidence necessary to help you shine on the outside.
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8 comments

  1. i soooo need to be inspired by this post! it is simply wonderful and i reallllly need to put better stuff in my body. i used to LOVE water, and now i can't remember the last time i just had a glass of water. it is really sad!

    btw: your camera is AMAZING!

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  2. Those photos of fresh fish make me so hungry! I love, love, love fish (especially sushi)--I think J and I might have to go get some together again soon :)

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  3. This is an awesome post Kymmy! Thanks for sharing your health tips - you are always an inspiration!

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  4. I definitely need to be better about the rainbow rule. I love fresh fruits and veggies, but tend not to buy them that often... Must do better!

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  5. So weird, the local paper had a big article today about eating the rainbow in your food! So true, you really are what you eat. And after today, looks like I am turning into pizza :) Really good article, KY!

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  6. I read this while eating Taco Bell at lunch today and felt soooooo guilty. No more TB for this girl, mark my words. I'm following the rainbow!

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  7. I just started following your blog. I found you over at FTLOB, and I love this post! My husband and I just moved from Colorado to Florida recently, and we've been eating some pretty bad foods... mostly fast food. This is such a great reminder to eat more balanced foods (all the colors of the rainbow). I'm so bad about drinking water too. Thanks for sharing this! (:

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  8. This is a great post! I just went grocery shopping yesterday and used the rainbow rule. :)

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