Dr. Shalini Kapoor Kad
June 14, 2011
A homoeopathic paediatrician, a counselling expert and a freelance writer are a few words to describe my profession. My sole aim is to put forth practical piece of information that guides every one right in the direction, blending the medicos to a layman with a simple gesture to make the medical things a little less convoluted and comprehendible.
It’s a big question, do we eat food to live or do we live to eat food? Well, although the basic necessity is eating for living, the food section has now evolved into so much infinite tastes, that without variety in food there is no spice at all in life. But even then, just as foods are eaten to supply energy for the body, eating the right food can also enhance your facial glow and beauty. So check out some of the food types listed below that can help you out in making more beautiful:
Green leafy vegetables
These are very rich in iron, Vitamin A and E and lots of fibers. They can be eaten raw in salad, in soups or as cooked vegetable. They are very good for making the skin more supple and clear. Apart from eating fenugreek leaves pastes are also applied on hair scalp and face to reduce dandruff and related infections.
We have been hearing since our childhood, that milk is a complete food. And rightly so! Milk is enriched with vitamin D and calcium and forms the bones and teeth in your body. That bright beautiful smile is due to presence of good amount of calcium in our body. Moreover, they increase the production of red blood cells due to which the skin and hair glow with health.
Fruits are good especially when eaten raw. They offer lot of fibers that help in detoxifying the toxins from our body and help in maintaining our weight. Fruit packs are also good for topical applications as deep cleansers.
Water is the basic necessity of life. But we rarely watch the amount of regular intake of water everyday. Water throws out wastes from our body, due to which our body feels light and remains free of infection. A healthy body can never have any skin or hair problems. Minimum 8 glasses of water should be drunken everyday.
Green tea is known to lower cholesterol and also increases immunity. It has also been found to reduce the occurrence of certain type of cancer. Green tea intake daily keeps your skin fresh and glowing.
Soy is enriched with heaps of proteins, amino acids and Vitamin E which are very good for the health and repair of skin tissue. Soy can be used in variety of ways like Soy sauce, cooked as vegetables, soy powder for making bread and Soy milk.
Dark chocolate comprise of special hormone stimulating components like endorphins and serotonins which increase the level of happiness in a person and makes you glow with happiness.
A much recommended dairy product even in homemade beauty treatments, eating curds too is very good for health and supplies our body, calcium and vitamin A and D. It also helps to keep the skin hydrated.
Healthy fatty acids
Some fatty acids are very good for health and there presence is needed to keep the skin elastic, supple and moist.
Fruits like citrus and Indian gooseberry are very high in vitamin C which is known for its wrinkle controlling component collagen. Collagen prevents and slows down the wrinkle process.