Summer beauty detox guide
12:00AM, Nov 8 2012
Looking good for a beach date with your crush takes more than a great bikini (polka dots, anyone?); you also need to take care of yourself from the inside out. Follow our simple summer detox guide and you'll be on your way to glowy skin, shiny hair and a healthy, beach-ready bod!
Eating foods with plenty of fibre will help to flush out any icky toxins in your body. The best? Brown rice, artichokes, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, seaweed and organic fruits and vegetables.
Get your vitamin C on
Vitamin C helps your body produce glutathione, a miracle worker which drives away baddie toxins. So, when you're hungry after school, snack on C-rich foods like red berries, kiwi fruit, oranges and spinach.
Drinks LOTS of water
Health experts recommend drinking at least three litres of water a day. So keep a bottle with you at school, and don't forget to rehydrate yourself after sports practice or time in the sun.
Up your energy
Want to kick that feeling of being constantly tired? Eat foods which contain iron (a mineral that helps boost your energy levels) like lean roast beef, roasted pumpkin seeds, sun dried tomatoes and dried apricots. Bonus points if you're a sushi lover, the black seaweed wrapper stuff known as nori is packed full of iron and B, C and A vitamins!
If your diet includes a lot of red meat (like burgers and steak), try replacing it with protein once a week. Ask mum to whip up a veggie stir-fry for dinner or pack a chicken sandwich for lunch. Hand on heart, you'll feel SO much better.
Eating clean like Katy Perry, Miranda Kerr and Phoebe Tonkin means consuming food in its natural state. Raw veggies, fresh fruits and lean meats make great options but they don't automatically make you healthy you have to get all your other nutrients too!
So, beauties, take note of our top tips and tricks if you want to feel amazing this summer. After all, glowy skin and shiny hair starts with fuelling your bod in a healthy way.
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