Nowadays there are so many beauty products, procedures and gadgets. Certainly they can help us achieve an array of beauty-boosting attributes. The most commonly overlooked beauty booster? Creating it from within!
Whole food nutrition, proper supplementation, exercise and mental wellness are some of the best ways to see your beauty efforts come to fruition. Here are a few suggestions to help you feel more beautiful, from the inside out.
Whole food nutrition
Whole food nutrition is crucial to feeling and looking your best. Eating in a way that supports balanced hormones, proper digestion and optimal brain function is of the utmost importance.
As a certified holistic nutritionist and wellness coach, I’m going to break it down into a simple formula that will have your body at its best.
- Eat plants-lots of them. Vegetables will detoxify, strengthen and boost numerous functions within your body.
- Eat healthy fats in the form of avocados, nuts and seeds to make an impact to your hair, skin and nails.
- Be sure to get enough fiber in the form of beans, veggies, sweet potatoes and whole grains.
- Yes, you can eat carbs! We need healthy carbs for digestion, detoxification and heart health.
- Lastly, make sure you’re getting organic and fresh sources of protein, both plant and animal forms. The body uses protein to build and repair tissues, make enzymes and balance hormones.
Once your nutritional plan is under control, it’s important to choose proper supplementation. Supplements, such as Nouráge for hair health, will support you on your beauty journey. We cannot always eat perfectly or solve deficiencies. That’s where supplementation can be a real game changer! A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition proves that nutrition plays a major role in skin, hair and nail appearance, attractiveness and ability to repair and rejuvenate cells.
Just as the first two boosters work together, so does exercise and mental wellness. Exercise not only detoxifies the body through sweat and elimination but also works overtime boosting happy brain chemicals like serotonin and dopamine. As found in the Journal of Sports Medicine:
“Physical exercise is increasingly being advocated as a means to maintain and enhance good mental health. In general, findings from research indicate that exercise is associated with improvements in mental health including mood state and self-esteem. Research on acute exercise indicates that 20 to 40 minutes of aerobic activity results in improvements in state anxiety and mood that persist for several hours.”
This is really exciting news! In as little as 20 minutes a day, we can detoxify our systems and feel better about ourselves!
Now for the most important of all beauty boosters–mental wellness! Being the proud owner of positive mind + body confidence is the most important way to achieve beauty inside and out. If we wake up each day and put negative thoughts into our heads, we may never see the beauty staring back at us in the mirror. Make an effort to increase positive thoughts, emotions and take an active role in supporting your inner self talk.
About the Author
Candice Witek is a holistic nutritionist, life coach, plant-based chef, MBSR facilitator and board certified health & wellness coach. Flourishing RX grew out of Candice’s passion to first heal herself from a cancer diagnosis then, help others live happier healthier lives. www.flourishingrx.com