Archive August, 2009

Diet for Natural Beauty

What we eat has a profound effect on our outward appearance as well as on our physical well-being. An ideal diet should provide adequate quantities of all the nutrients essential to health and beauty. And don’t forget to nourish your mind! The nutrients which are of particular importance for beauty and their main sources are briefly examined here.

Vitamin A / Beta Carotene.
Vitamin A is essential for healthy hair and eyes. It is also important in the prevention and clearing of infections of the skin. Vitamin A counteracts dry skin, dandruff and wrinkle formation. It is needed for healthy blood circulation which gives a glow to the skin. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to eruptions or dry, coarse, wrinkled skin; dull and dry hair or dandruff; ridging or peeling fingernails; pimples or acne and visual fatigue.
Natural Sources of Vitamin A:
Cod liver oil. Dairy products. Eggs. Carrots.
Green leafy vegetables. Tomatoes. Papaya

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