Beauty Hacks to Discover from Food You Eat Every Day

Feeling tired of keeping up with those beauty products to keep your skin radiant and bright? Just put them aside for now! You can save up the holes in your pockets and direct your focus on the food you eat every day. Just that? Yes! That will give you positive results as well!

Set your eyes here to discover some cool and interesting beauty hacks you can get from that regular food you eat on a regular basis. Keep scrolling for more and you’ll find interesting facts and tips about them!

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1. Bell Peppers

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Bell peppers belong to the chilli family, comes in bright and great colours ranging from red, green, yellow, orange and even black. Great combination with salads and also with other recipes. These bright-coloured bell peppers provide an amazing source of Vitamin C to your skin. It contains low calories and most importantly, it burns fat and promotes weight loss!

They are perfect for both cooking and eating raw. So here is a little tip on how to pick them. Look at the number of bumps at the bottom of the bell pepper. If you see 4 bumps, it is a female pepper and if you see 3 bumps instead, it is a male pepper. Pick the female pepper for sweeter taste if you intend to eat it raw while the male ones are better for cooking.

Interesting fact: By eating just 100 grams of red bell peppers, you will get almost 200% rate of vitamin C!

Recipes you can try:

  • Mini Bell Pepper Pizzas
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Source: Peas & Crayons
  •  Avocado Bell Pepper Salad
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Source: Whole Fully

2. Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are a staple in every kitchen, taking advantage of its great sour and sweet taste. However, tomatoes contain plenty beauty secrets we never know! Embracing lycopene in them, an antioxidant that serves to protect your skin from the harming UV rays of the sun. It is also an anti-aging product that enables the skin to absorb oxygen. Say bye byes to those open pores you have as tomatoes can help you shrink them.

Here’s how: 

1. Prepare this mixture with four drops of tomato juice and one tablespoon of water or few drops of fresh lime juice.

2. Apply this mixture on your skin with a cotton ball. Gently massage your skin as you apply in a circular motion.

3. Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Do this regularly to witness the shrinking results!

Recipes you can try:

  • Tomato Basil Soup
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Source: One Little Project
  • Bruschetta
bruschetta-tomato-recipe
Source: The Garlic Diaries

 

3.  Lemon

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Lemons are rich in vitamin C and low in sugar. Used widely in food, drinks, health benefits and cleaning agents. Lemon juice has endless of beauty benefits in which every girl would ever dream of. From treating blackheads, dark spots to brighter complexion You name it! It can all be solved with this zingy lemons. Feeling insecure with those dark spots on your skin? This insecurity would no longer pull your confidence down with this simple remedy.

Here’s how:

1. Mix a teaspoon of honey with 4-5 drops of fresh lemon juice.

2. Apply them on the spots and leave it on for about 20 minutes.

3. After that, rise them off. You will not see those spots any longer real soon with this routine.

Recipes you can try:

  • Lemon Chicken Piccata
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Source: The Chunky Chef
  • Lemon Honey Overnight Oats
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Source: Tone It Up

 

4. Avocado

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Avocado is also known as alligator pear, the world’s most nutritious food containing 25 nutrients in them. Most importantly, your skin would love them! Rich in vitamins and antioxidants which help to slow down ageing process, keeping your skin youthful and moisturised. Not only that, it can help weight loss despite its high-fat content.

Do note that they are healthy fats so it does not harm your weight at all. Really? Yes! Have some healthy fats in every meal, it will slow down the digestion, keeping your tummy satisfied and make you consume less in overall.

Interesting fact: Avoid avocado mask if you are acne prone because it will cause your pores to be clogged. So consume them rather than having them on your face!

Recipes you can try:

  • Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta
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Source: Jo Cooks
  • Avocado Toast with Kale Tapenade
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Source: Hello Glow

 

5. Broccoli

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A beautiful flowery shape vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. High in fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and slows the ageing process as well. Wrinkles and wriggly fine lines will be out of your sight with broccoli in your meals. So keep your skin glowing and radiant by eating green food. Beware of vitamin loss through types of cooking method. It is advisable to steam or microwave it instead of boiling to keep those nutrients in them.

Interesting fact: The darker the colour of green food, the higher the nutritious contents.

Recipes you can try:

  • Chicken and Broccoli with Rice
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Source: Gimme Some Oven

 

  • Easy Fettuccine Alfredo with Broccoli
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Source: Baking Mischief

 

6. Green tea

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Sip your way for a healthy skin. Popular in China and Japan as a common drink but it has been creating a buzz in other countries as well due to its benefits and aromatic flavour. Helps in keeping your skin young and healthy with its beneficial contents.

It is best to drink it between your meal times to enjoy the maximum amount of nutrients. Definitely, serve as a better alternative to those sweet flavoured drinks and it can improve your brain function by keeping you alert and awake during the day.

Interesting fact: Green tea helps to burn 100 calories by drinking 2-3 cups daily!

Recipes you can try:

  • Healthy Matcha Green Tea Chia Seed Pudding
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Source: Desserts with Benefits
  •  Iced Tumeric Green Tea
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Source: Eat Well 101

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So don’t leave them out in your daily meals to embrace those benefits right away.

Try them and let us know the results! Or feel free to share on what your beauty food secrets are right here in the comment area.

‘A healthy outside starts from the inside’ – Robert Urich –

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