July 28th, 2017

5 best superfoods that keep you beautiful


For your inner beauty to match your outer beauty, it is essential to feed your body with only the best nutrient-rich superfoods! Some of us try to solve our insecurities by stocking up on multiple supplements and beauty products but the secret to looking and feeling good starts with eating well. You are what you eat, after all! You can hit the gym all you want but as we all know, abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. So hurry up and stock up on these awesome superfoods for a hotter and healthier you this summer!


Lemons: when life gives you lemons – eat them!

Best for: weight loss and clear skin

This sunny-coloured, nutritious fruit is full of flavour and pectin fibre which helps fight hunger cravings. It is also highly rich in vitamin C and various other antioxidants, which help reduce wrinkles and blemishes. We recommend drinking a glass of warm lemon water every morning for the best skin this summer!


Watermelon: a refreshing, low-calorie snack

Best for: sun-protected skin

Did you know? Watermelon contains lycopene, which could help protect the body from UV rays as well as cancer! Furthermore, don’t let this water-rich fruit fool you! Although watermelon is mostly water, it is absolutely drenched in vitamins A, B, C and antioxidants. Try making watermelon sorbet for a quick and minimal snack or simply eat it on its own!


Salmon: a clean ‘n’ lean protein for a mean summer bod

Best for: weight loss and soft skin

When heading to your favourite sushi bar, make sure you order some salmon! Despite being an oily fish, salmon is really high in omega-3s, which reduce inflammation. This is great because it makes your skin softer, smoother and gives you a dewy glow. This tasty fish can also make your hair and nails grow faster! For a summer salmon meal, try pairing grilled salmon with chimchuri or whip up some avocado and smoked salmon pasta!


Blueberries: antioxidant-filled and berry nutritious!

Best For: brain power and anti-ageing

Blueberries are low in sugar compared to many other fruits and so high in anti-ageing antioxidants and skin-toning vitamins! The vitamins and fibres in blueberries can normalise oily skin, making it harder for pores to clog. Therefore, acne breakouts are so much less likely! For the best berry treats, simply blend them in a smoothie or add them to your fruit salad!


Avocado: the heart-healthy kind of fat

Best for: healthy eyes and weight loss

If you’re a banana lover because of the “potassium richness”, try opting for avocados instead – not only do they contain more potassium but it is also a weight loss friendly food! Avocados have been gaining so much popularity over the last couple of years – to a point where avocado lattes are now actually available in Australia!  Furthermore, the fats in avocados can help you absorb nutrients from plant foods and reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad kind!). They are also packed with antioxidants called Lutein and Zeaxanthin that can protect the eyes. Avocado is incredibly delicious and can easily be incorporated into your diet by adding them to salads or blending them with various other ingredients for a rich, creamy texture.  


28 / 07 / 2017

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