BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT
CAN YOU EAT YOUR WAY TO BEAUTIFUL ? YOU BET YOUR SELFIE YOU CAN. BY CATAL INA MARG ULIS
Can you eat your way to beautiful? According to the experts, the answer is yes.
Before Botox and laser, women’s best ally in the beauty department came from the foods they were surrounded with. From Cleopatra’s milk baths to the olive oil used by ancient Greeks and Romans to cleanse and moisturize skin, food applied topically has always been our greatest beauty aid. But in an age of high-tech beauty, when the face of your dreams is just a treatment away, can something as simple as a sweet potato make you look, and feel, more beautiful?
The experts certainly believe so, expounding a long list of foods that can help us achieve gorgeous skin, hair and nails. “One of the most important things you can do to keep a youthful, glowing appearance is to eat foods that provide your features with optimal nutrition,” says Lisa Drayer, author of The Beauty Diet and a registered dietitian. “The foods we eat serve as the nutritional foundation for our features—our skin, hair, nails, eyes, teeth and, of course, our body shape.”
The good news is that there are tons of delicious foods to help achieve your beauty goals. Here we break down the top foods to add to your grocery list and your list of beauty go-tos.