Whether you are a fan of beauty pageants or not, whether you were rooting for Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez or not, you’ve got to be wondering, “What are these girls eating? What’s their secret to their flawless skin?”Like the heart, stomach, and brain, your skin is an organ. In fact, it’s the largest organ in your body and it grows from the inside out. There are many nutrients, including protein, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and water that are needed to condition, repair and regenerate your skin.Water, sometimes called the forgotten nutrient, rids your body of toxins and keeps skin moist. Be sure to drink approximately half your body weight in ounces per day.For healthy and beautiful skin, here’s the A, B, C skinny on the subject:Vitamin A helps to even out skin tone, diminish fine lines and may help to make skin more elastic. Sources: egg yolks, milk and dairy products, fish oil.Vitamin B controls oil secretion, decreases propensity towards blemishes, and helps to prevent scaly skin. Sources: Poultry, fish, whole grains, dried beans, bananas, meat, leafy green veggies as well as dairy products.Vitamin C helps heal scar tissue, cuts and bruises and protects against UVA rays. Sources: Citrus fruits, broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, berries, melon, peppers, potatoes.Vitamin D helps to moisturize and condition skin.Sources: Egg yolks, salmon, herring and fortified milk.Vitamin E conditions and moisturizes skin, helps heal burns, inflammation, cuts, and irritation and may minimize formation of scars.Sources: wheat germ, nuts, vegetable oil, green leafy vegetables, whole grains.Essential fatty acids moisturize the skin while helping to maintain its barrier function. Sources: flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, blackcurrants, safflower oil, borage seed oil, linolenic acid.Vitamin K reduces bruising, may help relieve dark circles under eyes, treats actinic purpura in aged skin, and may help fade broken capillaries. Sources: green leafy vegetables.More Sexy Beauty:Sexy 101: How to let your sexy rip!Kim Kardashian: Sex Tape turns to Weight Loss?10 Tips: How to be fabulous.Spread the word … not the icing!Janice——————————————————Follow Janice on Twitter and/or Facebook! Required Reading:Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal an OPRAH BOOK CLUB pick: Summer 2009 – Buy NOW!Join the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.Write Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound big-time-loser for an introductory one-on-one coaching session. Visit Our Lady of Weight Loss.
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About Our Lady Of Weightloss"Janice Taylor is a 'kooky genius'"
~ O, The Oprah Magazine
Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
Books By Janice:
- Coach Yourself Thin: What STOPS YOU???
- Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Excuses, Excuses?
- Click Yourself Thin: Say Goodbye to Your Last Temptation?
- Dysfunctional Chef: Spinach Spoon Bread
- #OneWord Thursday: #Winter Blues?
- Best Weight Loss Tip: 20 Minutes Heaven or Hell…You Decide!
- Kick Tush Tuesday: The Skinny Scoop on Laughter
- Beliefnet Feature: Fire Within — 8 Positive Things YOU Can Do In 30 Seconds
- #OneWord Thursday: How to #Survive!
- Kick in the Tush Tuesday: How FAT is YOUR Prefrontal Cortex?