Don’t you love finding beauty in the most unlikely of places?
Sometimes beauty lies in the most unlikely of places: in a messy, bed-head hairdo, a smoky smear of eye makeup, or the flush in your cheeks after a hard workout. Beauty isn’t perfection; sometimes it’s even more compelling when it’s unconventional. Along those same lines, I’ve found that some of the foods that make us look and feel our most beautiful are, well, … downright ugly, stinky and pungent. Not all of nature’s beauty foods are as pretty and sweet as raspberries and pomegranates. Check out my list of the seven unlikeliest foods that make your skin, nails and hair quite beautiful. I try to eat them as regularly as possible- and make sure to brush twice afterward!
Tang, instant mashed potatoes, TV dinners – chances are, if you were born in the 60’s or early 70’s, “Space Age” freeze- dried foods were the order of the day – futuristic, convenient and super cool – so much more exciting than old-fashioned, fresh, real food. Fortunately, over the last decade or so, attitudes towards food have changed, and by now most Americans understand that eating fresh, unprocessed, local and organic foods are far kinder to the earth and body than the faux foods created in the culinary labs of yesteryear. However, for those who grew up on the typical processed diet of the era, loading up on broccoli, spinach and my favorite superfood kale, can seem daunting – but actually, it’s one of the most important things one can do to support health and empower the body to fight off disease.
Many people wonder, do they need a multivitamin? The answer is a resounding YES! I believe everyone should supplement their health with a high-quality multivitamin, and here’s why:
Dude, your food is dead.
Despite claims that the U.S has the best food supply in the world, most of us don't obtain sufficient amounts of essential nutrients from that supply for two reasons: most Americans are making bad nutritional choices; and much of our food is nutritionally dead. The effect of bad eating habits combined with soil that’s largely depleted of nutrients makes it difficult to get enough of the necessary nutrients from just food alone. If most of your dinner has been genetically modified, grown in nutrient-depleted soil, sprayed with pesticides, processed, packaged and trucked to your neighborhood, by the time it hits your plate, your meal is almost devoid of nutritional value. The result? Our bodies, though overfed, are left starving. A good multi-vitamin can help pick up the slack.
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