So if were to tell you, the messages running through your brain can be shown in your face, would you believe me?
The answer I would most likely receive is “yes, Expression is everything- Our body language speaks before we do”. But what if we took it that little bit further and started looking at our skin? Our largest organ! Of course, with being this- it is only fair our skin will show the true colours of what is beneath the surface. It is time to start learning how to “read the book by its cover” and take charge of our health- NATURALLY!
I want to introduce you to my favourite beauty foods that increase your health, make you feel amazing and teach your body to shine from the inside out!!
1.THE BLUEBERRY. If you know me personally, you know how much I love these bad boys! Full of antioxidants, Calcium, Magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, C, E, and K along with niacin- I mean can you really find a more amazing concoction in just one fruit?
Blueberries are renowned world wide for their ability to improve our immune system, rid our body of free radicals, lower blood sugar levels and help to metabolize carbohydrates!
If you can get your hands on the Wild Alaskan Blueberry than even better! Due to the harsh conditions it is grown in these potent little miracle balls are 5x more potent than your standard blueberry!
2. NONI EXTRACT. Blood Vasodilatation is quite possible our make or break. Noni’s biggest claim to fame is its ability to naturally open our blood vasodilators and improve circulation throughout the body. Do you want to move better? Feel better? Not feel sluggish?
Let’s look at the facts. Just some of its health benefits are cardiovascular improvements, cancer fighting abilities, antispasmodic affect on muscles, helps with arthritis, improved memory, antioxidant rich, and immune defence. This is by far my biggest winner. It has personally helped me with my asthma (to the point of no longer needing steroids or any asthma medication), injury recovery and the ability to work 15 hour days and still function.
3.CHOCOLATE- oh yeah, I went there. Dark chocolate… or even cacao to be exact.
We all know I love antioxidants! This amazingly tasting food is riddled with it. Do I really have to run through why antioxidants are amazing again? THEY REGULATE YOUR BLOOD FLOW helps to protect your skin against the sun, improve your immune system and even your cognitive function (Magnesium I love you).
Long story short- chocolate makes you healthy… yes, you’re welcome.
4.APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. Ok- this one is most definitely not as fun. But you know all those times you were bloated, or those times you tried the next best fat burner and felt dehydrated or that time you felt light headed because instead of eating healthy you decided to limit your carb intake and in turn messed up your blood sugar levels? I bet you didn’t know your best friend was sitting in the health food isle at around $6 a bottle. That’s right- this sour little friend of mine has been my secret for just over 2 years now and I have never looked back. ACV is one of the oldest tricks in the book for body building when it comes to a natural fat burner, the best part is it also- alkalises the body, regulates blood sugar, promotes heart health, detoxes the liver and other organs, helps prevent osteoporosis (super important for my ladies reading this) annnnnnd supports our digestive tract! AHH Winner!!
5. TUMERIC! Adrenal glands- HELLO! Waking up and still tired? Bags under your eyes? Falling asleep at your desk at 3pm and wide awake at 10pm?? Water retention through the roof? Yep sounds like you may just be a little run down. Boost your adrenal function by adding some turmeric powder to either your smoothies or your cooking- I promise- you come to like the taste. This amazing super food is quite possibly one of the best natural anti-inflammatory foods you can find! Along with helping you absorb all the amazing vitamins and antioxidants you will now be adding to your diet, this weird smelling guy will also help prevent cancer, fight off Alzheimer’s and even depression!
6. AVOCADO-. Did you know they contain more potassium than bananas? So for those of you who, like me, can’t eat too many bananas- we have a cure! Super high in good fats and fibre this is the perfect combination to help you shed those extra kgs of body fat around our stomach area. As I always say- the good fats basically eat the bad fats! (Within reason of course).
7.GREEN TEA. Brain function- we all like as much help as possible, green tea has just the perfect amount of caffeine to help with our cognitive function. Not enough however, to give you the jitters- sorry for those who like the high. It is super high in antioxidants, fat burning, lowers risks of cancer and contains bioactive compounds that improve gut health and not to mention help manage our cortisol levels.. ahh the hormone we love- hate and appreciate all at the same time.
8. LEMON. Everyone has heard the lemon in water first thing in the morning story right? Let me explain just how amazing this tiny little trick can be to increase your health long term!! Getting your gut health sorted first thing in the morning will set you up for a day of success! Lemon water helps aid in digestion, support our immune system, balance PH levels, cleanses the urinary tract, promotes healing, repairs the skin annnd freshens breath- even more perfect first thing in the morning!
P.S. You’re welcome.