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Hydrated Glowing Skin - Here are the Nutrients You Need

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Hydrated Glowing Skin - Here are the Nutrients You Need

For me, maintaining healthy and supple skin has become more of a priority as I age. Healthy skin comes from the foods I eat as well as my lifestyle. As I get a little older, I need to work extra hard to keep it looking hydrated and in top shape, so I thought I'd share some of my personal tips on how I maintain youthful and healthy looking skin. My main priority is to make sure I eat clean, nourishing wholefoods that include lots of antioxidant-rich leafy greens, berries, healthy fats and of course, protein. My quest is to find...

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If I’m not getting a decent night’s sleep, I really feel it the next day... my husband tries to drag me out of bed for my morning power walk, I'm irritable, grumpy and both my digestion and immune system suffers. Mostly it's self-inflicted from either working late on the computer, shooting for my next cookbook or staying up watching my favourite drama shows. Studies have conclusively shown us that people need 8 hours of sleep a night to function optimally. Yet many of us are getting fewer than 6 hours of sleep each night. I also find that I literally...

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I believe that food is most healing when it has properties to repair and nourish the body, while still being purely delicious to eat. Unfortunately, many people can get caught up on the latest superfood or diet trend that they can overlook the simplest ingredients necessary for vibrant health and glowing skin. One of these is protein. Protein is the key nutrient for ageless, beautiful skin. Your skin, hair and nails are made up of protein, so it’s important to include it in your diet to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. The amount you consume each day varies slightly depending...

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These days, I have to really focus on getting enough sleep to get me through my busy week. I have a tendency to be a bit of a workaholic... writing emails or blog posts at 10 pm at night and then dragging myself out from bed at 5 or 6 am the next morning just to get my day started. It's certainly not good for my health and if I do this too often my body let's me know by weakening my immune system and removing that outward glow I strive for. Getting adequate sleep is as valuable as my...

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My Top 5 Beauty Boosting Recipes

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My Top 5 Beauty Boosting Recipes

You don’t need fake bronzer or anti-ageing pills for gorgeous skin and a healthy body. For me, beauty comes from the food you eat as well as your lifestyle. Eating your way to glowing skin and a beautiful body is really simple. As long as you include antioxidant rich leafy greens, good fats and protein in your diet, you’ll be getting the nutrients to give strength and structure to your skin to help it glow, and the fuel your body needs for youthful energy and vitality. Here are my top five beauty-boosting recipes using nourishing wholefoods: 1. BEAUTY BOOSTING VITALITY...

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