Monday, February 7, 2011

Beauty tips! (Renee)

Vitamin A and calcium deficiency can cause nail dryness and brittleness.  Drink your milk ladies!

For a little skin first-aid, citrus fruits hold your skin cells together and keep them looking young by forming collagen.  This is why it's important to eat citrus fruits daily!  Craving oranges yet?

Speaking of skin, did you know that as an anti-aging food, raw nuts are tops?  They are a good source of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, zinc, magnesium and selenium, they are extremely important for the health of our skin.  They not only raise HDL cholesterol levels (good cholesterol) while deceasing LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), but also are an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, a nutrient that is vital for the proper functioning of the brain.
However, consume these bad (or should I say good?) boys in moderation, as they do have a lot of calories!

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