True Beauty Starts Inside

Dermatologists and plastic surgeons want to treat the skin from the outside only, but working from the inside-out is the only way to do 100% to fight the visible signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles. Nourishing what we can’t see below the surface has a dramatic impact on what we see above the surface. It’s this half of the battle that many women (and men) forget.  Are you doing everything you can do?

There is rapidly growing interest in foods and dietary supplements that support healthier, better-looking skin, hair and nails for an “inside-out makeover” that doesn’t rely on wrinkle creams. Because this is an exciting new field of research, I’m often asked what the best dietary ingredients are for younger-looking skin, hair, and nails.

Here are some of my favorite ingredients based on medical research…

Astaxanthin – Astaxanthin is a natural antioxidant found in blue-green algae. By protecting against photodamage from exposure to sunlight, astaxanthin might support smoother and firmer appearing skin.

Cocoa extract – Cocoa is rich in antioxidants and has been shown to have multiple benefits for the skin, including the support of firmer, smoother looking skin.

Coenzyme Q10 – dietary intake of coenzyme Q10 has been reported to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.  The benefits of coenzyme Q10 for skin appearance are likely due to multiple mechanisms of action including support of skin cell antioxidant health and support of the skin’s underlying foundation.

Green-tea extract – Green tea contains a number of antioxidant phytochemicals including epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).  It has been reported that green tea might support normal DNA health.

Lutein – lutein, found naturally in spinach, is important for good eye health.  In addition to its important role in vision support, recent studies suggest that the antioxidant properties of lutein may support good skin health.

Lycopene – lycopene is a red plant pigment with antioxidant properties. Lycopene has been shown to support a healthier looking skin color.  Tomatoes, watermelons, and pink grapefruits are all good sources of lycopene.

Olive Fruits – olives are rich in a number of active phytochemicals.  Clinical research suggests that olive fruit extracts might promote antioxidant health and improve the appearance of aging.

Soy – both the protein and the isoflavones, have been used in numerous topical skin care products for years now. Recent studies have suggested that soy consumption might support healthier-looking skin, hair and nails by supplying high-quality protein and antioxidants needed for building and maintaining the appearance of such tissues.

Tocotrienols – Tocotrienols are a specific and potent form of vitamin E, a natural antioxidant.  A combination of tocotrienols and astaxanthin has been reported to reduce appearance of fine wrinkles and discolorations while moisturizing the skin.

Vitamin C – in addition to its antioxidant properties, which have been reported to support normal skin health, Vitamin C is very important for normal collagen metabolism.  Many fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin C.

Remember that our true beauty starts inside!

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Diet, Anti-Aging, and Nutritional Cosmetic Expert

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I’m often asked what the best foods are to quickly lose belly fat and extra pounds.

FACT: It can be difficult to choose the correct belly fat loss foods on your own because there are so many foods available to choose from, and we all have our own individual tastes.

For example, one expert might say eggs are one of the best foods to lose weight, but not everyone likes or eats eggs. So, instead of listing individual foods, below you will find the best food characteristics, based on medical research, to enjoy for belly fat loss and extra pounds.

Start choosing the right foods to help you reach your weight loss goals:

Protein-Rich Foods… Protein is essential for the growth and repair of all of the tissues in our body. Protein also has the added benefit of making us feel full, which can help us avoid overeating. However, making the right protein food choices is important to our weight loss efforts. We should choose lean protein foods like chicken (skinless), fish, and lean cuts of red meat. Other protein-rich foods include nuts, beans, legumes, protein bars, and protein shakes.

Fiber-Rich Foods… Fiber is a highly important part of a healthy diet and fiber-rich foods are some of the best foods to lose weight. Foods that naturally include fiber, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are some of the best foods to lose weight; they are generally low in calories and rich in valuable nutrients. Like protein, fiber has an appetite suppressing effect that is important for helping us control our calorie intake.

Low-Glycemic Foods… Low-glycemic foods contain carbohydrates that are slowly digested and absorbed, thus producing minimal rises in blood sugar. Blood sugar changes have been linked to feelings of fullness and appetite, so low-glycemic foods can make it easier to regulate your food/calorie intake. This makes low-glycemic foods some of the best foods to lose weight. Low-glycemic foods include items like whole grain or multi-grain breads and cereals, many fruits and vegetables, some pasta, and more.

Spices… Some studies have reported that using no-calorie spices can help enhance one’s weight loss efforts. It is thought that adding no-calorie spices to your food can make you feel fuller faster, which will reduce your food intake. It has also been suggested that spices make some foods, like vegetables, more acceptable to individuals who don’t eat them often. Adding your favorite spices to some of your best foods to lose weight is a great way to start enjoying healthier eating habits while losing weight.

DOCTOR’S ORDERS: Start eating the best foods to lose belly fat that are high in protein, high in fiber, and that have little impact on blood sugar. And don’t forget to spice it up!

Remember that our true beauty starts inside!

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Hi, I’m Dr. Aaron Tabor.

I’m very happy and blessed to start serving you as part of the Beliefnet community.

My professional and personal passion is to help you live a beautiful life that you love.  Why? Because I firmly believe that looking better is not vanity — it is victory. Looking better makes us feel emotionally better, and that is vital for our longevity.

As a graduate of a top medical school, I love discovering the truth through medical research and then using that truth to make someone’s life more beautiful. I’m always researching the world’s most efficient and healthiest foods, supplements, and lifestyle changes to beautify and run our amazing Temples that God created.

Be encouraged! I’ll give you the latest beauty, diet and aging tips based on solid medical research so you can start looking and feeling better now.

Remember that our true beauty starts inside through a relationship with God.

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