The secret to glowing skin, brighter eyes, whiter teeth, shinier hair, and stronger nails
According to nationally known nutritionist Lisa Drayer, it’s not what you put on your body, but what you put in your body that makes you beautiful. Drayer's groundbreaking guide reveals the Top 10 Beauty Foodsnature’s best kept secrets for glowing skin, fuller hair, healthier nails, brighter eyes, and whiter teeth. Her easy-to-follow programincluding a mouthwatering four-week meal plan with more than 100 recipesunlocks the amazing power of these Beauty Foods and makes every part of your body look and feel absolutely fantastic.
Here are the Top 10 Beauty Foods
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About the Author
Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D. is a beauty nutritionist and health reporter, and the author of Strong, Slim, and 30! (McGraw-Hill, 2007). She frequently appears on NBC’s “Today Show” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” and has been a regular contributor to CNN, “CNN Headline News,” and WCBS-TV. Lisa is a columnist and spokesperson for Women’s Health and has also been featured in Elle, Marie Claire, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Lisa is a consultant to Maybelline/Garnier and has been a spokesperson for Crest Pro-Health and the Got Milk? campaign. In addition, Lisa has been the recipient of the American Dietetic Association’s Media Excellence Award, given on behalf of ADA’s seventy thousand members.
Lisa has a private practice in New York City, where she has helped many individuals achieve their health goals, including some of New York's most prestigious and visible personalities. For more information about Lisa, please visit lisadrayer.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Body Beautiful
Chapter 2: The Top Ten Beauty Foods
Chapter 3: Nutrition for Smooth, Glowing, Clear, Taut Skin
Chapter 4: Nutrition for Rich, Shiny, Strong, Soft Hair
Chapter 5: Nutrition for Long, Shapely, Strong Fingernails
Chapter 6: Nutrition for a Gleaming, White, Healthy Smile
Chapter 7: Nutrition for Clear, Bright, Sparkling Eyes
Chapter 8: Exercise for Health and Beauty
Chapter 9: For Inner and Outer Beauty: Stress Less
Chapter 10: The Beauty Diet Meal Plan and Recipes
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Lisa Drayer considers herself to be a beauty nutritionist and is also the author of Strong, Slim, and 30! A consultant to Maybelline/Garnier, a spokesperson for Crest Pro-Health and the Got Milk? Campaign, she has received the American Dietetic Association¿s Media Excellence Award.
The Beauty Diet defines our food by explaining how specific foods directly target the health of our skin, hair, nails, teeth, eyes, and general body. Beauty foods are:
* Nutrient dense¿includes high quality proteins, healthy carbs, beneficial fats
* Micronutrient rich¿containing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals
* Fresh¿preferably locally grown
* Organic¿preservative-free, and grown and prepared without pesticides, antibiotics, artificial colors, additives
* Unrefined¿unprocessed and unbleached
* Fiber full¿slowing digestion, improving satiety and slimness
Drayer¿s Top 10 Beauty Foods:
1. Wild Salmon¿contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids; promotes skin flexibility, reduces moisture loss, improves acne; protects eyes, skin; eat as a whole food; vital nutrients listed
2. Yogurt (low-fat)¿an important source of calcium, protein, and probiotics, it promotes strong bones, beautiful nails, good posture, and a nice smile. 1 cup of plain low-fat yogurt equals 450 milligrams of calcium, 2 grams of zinc, 12 grams of protein, B vitamins, potassium, and phosphorus.
3. Oysters¿plays a major role in skin repair; contains zinc, selenium, protein, vitamins and other antioxidants helping the nails, scalp, and hair
4. Blueberries¿ranked #1 in antioxidant activity by the U. S. Department of Agriculture; an anti-inflammatory, the fruit contains anthocyanins, vitamins, minerals, lutein, zeaxanthin, ellagic acid, fiber; protects the brain and urinary tract; 80 calories a cup
5. Kiwifruit¿high in vitamin C; neutralizes free radicals; eat 2-3 a day to reduce clot formation
6. Sweet Potatoes¿rich in beta-carotene, calcium and fiber; protects cells, helps prevent wrinkles
7. Spinach¿rich in lutein (important to eyes), beta carotene, magnesium alpha-lipoic acid (aids in preventing aging of the brain) and zeaxanthin
8. Tomatoes¿contains lycopene which is an antiaging antioxidant. Could help protect against sunburn.
9. Walnuts¿only type of nut which has a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Assist in keeping skin smooth and may help relieve symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
10. Dark Chocolate¿hmmm¿sounds great! Protects the skin against damage from the sun. Drayer writes that ¿Topical chocolate skin products are currently available¿¿ Avoid Dutch processed products, look for those high in flavanols, and only eat a small portion.
Besides listing these top ten foods, Lisa Drayer recommends that we eat a large variety of fresh foods daily which will fight free radicals and improve health.
An entire chapter is devoted to four weeks of meal planning, incorporating the Top Ten Beauty Foods, for middle and high school girls. I myself gave a copy to my 8th grader who suffers with teenage acne.
Everything you need to know is in the book's summary. Each chapter is a repitition of the information given in the first one. Maybe the meal plans are good, but I'm not planning on using them.