17 Beautifying Foods You Should Eat

March 24, 2011

in Food, Health

Arugula

Strong and Spicy

Do you believe that what you eat can make you beautiful?  I know you are probably thinking, “Yeah, right!”  But it is true!  When I was eating high raw vegan foods, my skin looked very nice.

I have ended the Daniel Fast.  I ended it after twenty-one days.  I will update you about the Daniel Fast in a later post.

Right now, I am preparing my mind to begin a high raw vegan diet.  My preparation involves revisiting books and preparing my mind.

I have eaten a vegan diet successfully since August 2010 and it is time for me to increase my raw food intake.

One of my favorite books is, Eating for Beauty

, by David Wolfe and I reference it quite often.

Today I will share with you a list of beautifying foods that you should include in your diet.  These are not only foods that enhance your outer beauty, but your inner beauty too.

Beautifying foods you should include in your diet
(Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe)

1.  Aloe Vera

2.  Arugula

3.  Burdock Root

4.  Coconuts and Coconut Oil

5.  Cucumbers

6.  Durian

7.  Figs

8.  Hemp Seed (protein and oil)

9.  Macadamia Nuts

9.  Nettles

11,  Olives and Stone-Crushed Olive Oil

12.  Onions

13.  Papaya

14.  Pumpkin Seeds

15.  Radishes

16.  Turmeric

17.  Watercress

The beautifying foods all have one or more of the following:
(p. 73-74)

  • High concentrations of the minerals sulfur, silicon, zinc, iron and / or manganese.
  • An alkaline reaction in the body
  • Anti-parasitic effects
  • High levels of antioxidants (especially vitamins A, C and E)

The beautifying foods cultivate a renewed charm and charisma.  They add to one’s inner and outer beauty.  Mineral-rich, nutrient dense beauty foods are nature’s best cosmetics. (p. 74)

This is not, by any means, a complete list.  There are always new beautifying foods being discovered.

Include these foods in your diet.  It does not matter if you eat them cooked or uncooked.

Have you eaten any of these foods?

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Christine @ EdenPure Heaters March 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I’ve seen aloe Vera leaves in the Hispanic supermarket I frequent. I’ve wanted to try it, but how do you cook it? or if you eat it raw, you just chop it up and add it to a salad? Do you have to peel it? What does it taste like?

Fran Aslam From Online writer March 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Hi Evelyn:

Thanks for a wonderful post you have here. I hope I can remember all this, as some of the products are completely new to me. For example Hemp oil. Never knew about this before. Coconut oil, some say it is good and others say it is not. But then again I see coconut oil that solidifies and that makes me feel it is not good for heart health. Not sure about it. Greens, I can use all the time. It makes me feel good to use green. I like pumpkin seeds. Loved reading the post.

I am glad you are around and I get to know about the good stuff.

All the best.

Fran A

Italianmamachef March 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Ok I have eaten or regularly consume 8 of those foods. Not too bad but I want to increase them. Especially in the greens department. I want to start with arugula and make some salads.

Evelyn Parham March 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

Hi ItalianMamaChef!

That is great that you consume that many foods from this list. ;) Not bad at all.

I love arugula! Good choice to increase those foods in the greens department. Packed with lots of minerals.

glynisj March 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I eat some of those foods but some of them just cost too much for me to consider. My husband was diagnosed Diabetic about a year ago. I decided to make our kitchen Diabetic-friendly which means only a couple of food items that my husband cannot eat. It’s doing okay for me. I feel more alert and my skin is in better shape.

Evelyn Parham March 29, 2011 at 10:20 am

Hi Glynisj,

Yes, some are expensive. As long as you are including some of them, all is well. I don’t eat all the foods on this list. I have my favorites…like pumpkin seeds, olives, onions and arugula.

I’m glad your husband is doing good. The skin always tells the story..which means you’re doing fine. :)

Take care,

Evelyn

MARLdblE March 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Okay I only eat 2 out of the 17 with any regularity and I loathe onions. Looks like I’ve got some beautifying to do!

Evelyn Parham March 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

Hi Marlee!

Get busy, Marlee! ;)

I understand that you have green juices throughout the week. They help and you look marvelous! :)

Oh, by the way…Happy Birthday!

EvelynParham March 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm

@Elge Premeau, Internet Marketing Consultant Hi Elge, Coconut does get a bad rap. But what people fail to realize is that the oil is actually very good for the body. I’m so glad you shared how about how coconut oil helps you with your thyroid condition. Coconut oil is very good…I love it!

Have a great day!

EvelynParham March 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Hi Kathy,

Wow, that’s neat that watercress grew close your home. Your mom really liked her some watercress. Glad her cravings were watercress. :)

@Red Kathy

Red Kathy March 24, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Oh my gosh Evelyn I’ve eaten all but three of the food on your list. Fresh water cress grew along the streams up home. My mother loved it. In fact, when she was pregnant she made my dad go out and night and find her some she was craving it so badly.

Wonderful information, thanks so much. Have wonderful weekend!

Elge Premeau, Internet Marketing Consultant March 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm

So glad to see coconut oil on your list. Coconut oil gets a bad rap because people think of partially hydrogenated coconut oil which is bad. Cold pressed is good. I use it when sauteing veggies. I have a thyroid condition and coconut oil is good for thyroid health. It also has a higher burn point than olive oil so does well at higher temps.

Elge Premeau, Internet Marketing Consultant March 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm

So glad to see coconut oil on your list. Coconut oil gets a bad ray because people think of partially hydrogenated coconut oil which is bed. Cold pressed is good. I use it when sauteing veggies. I have a thyroid condition and coconut oil is good for thyroid health. It also has a higher burn point than olive oil so does well at higher temps.

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