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Fab 5 Beauty Foods

Your best beauty secret may be sitting in your pantry. You are what you eat and these Fab 5 Foods will encourage better hair, skin, nails and overall health.

An avocado is the super food for your beauty arsenal. The fruit is abundant in protective antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which help keep skin plump and smooth. You don’t have to drown yourself in high calorie guacamole. Just add a few slices to your favorite sandwich, burger, burrito or salad. Bonus for mashing some up and replacing your mayo with the mixture!

Yogurt is fantastic for teeth. The calcium and phosphorus found in the creamy goodness can strengthen tooth enamel . High protein low-fat versions are the best. Greek yogurt has become insanely popular thanks to their extra protein power. Stay away from your average Joe yogurts. They can be high in fat and contain additives and flavorings to make them taste like your favorite confections. You can also replace your sour cream with plain Greek yogurt and save big on fat and calories!

Almonds will be your secret weapon for the war on grey hair. They are full of catalase, an enzyme that may help slow the graying process by preventing a buildup of hydrogen peroxide in follicles. They are also a good protein heavy snack, just be calorie conscious and stay away from the salt roasted or other jazzed up treats.

Cocoa. Ah yes, cocoa. The mother of chocolate. The powder has a high concentration of flavanols which are plant compounds with antioxidants that help protect skin from sun damage. Oddly enough, I use it in my chili and barbeque sauces. It’s rich and filled with flavor suited for more than just sweet treats.

Tomatoes are high in lycopene. Aside from the cancer fighting benefits, the antioxidant is accredited with fighting fine lines and furrows.

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