You are what you eat, so make sure your fridge is stocked with goodness
January always begins with such good intentions. But even if your detox plans went downhill after week one, glossy hair, glowing skin and healthy nails are all still within your reach – at any time of year.
As the old adage goes, true beauty comes from within – and a good place to start is with the contents of your fridge, says Lisa Haynes.
Glossy hair, glowing skin and healthy nails are all things you can glean from cuisine.
Humble watercress recently rivalled expensive potions when, after just four weeks of adding a bag a day to their diet, ten out of 11 females experienced visible improvements to their skin, according to a Watercress Alliance study.
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It's not rocket science. Pack your diet with vitamin and mineral-rich goodness and you'll reap the beauty benefits.
Sadly, there's no quick-fix approach.
One sup of a super-green smoothie won't immediately transform you into a supermodel – it can take at least three weeks of steady healthy eating before you notice any subtle improvements in the mirror.
So stock up on these beautifying delicacies for gorge-eous results.
Kick start your day with a cup of green tea to rev up your metabolism and get your skin glowing.
"Drinking green tea has many beauty benefits," says Simple nutritionist Fiona Hunter. "A natural antioxidant, green tea comes from the same plant as other teas but it is not fermented, so retains more nutrients and has been shown to have twice as much antioxidant power as vitamin E.
"Green tea can help when it comes to skincare, protecting it from external environmental influences and therefore helping fight signs of premature ageing."
Eggs are the breakfast food to indulge in for gorgeous, glossy locks.
They work wonders for hair inside and out; rich in biotin, which is essential for cell growth, and vitamin B-12 for strengthening locks and maintaining a healthy scalp.
Spinach (12mg in 100g) and red peppers (7mg in 100g) are both good sources.
Add some hearty chunks of sweet potato for an extra fix of Vitamin E.