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Junk Free June Eat Your Way Beautiful

We are officially past the halfway mark for Junk Free June! Hats off to all of those who have made it this far without giving into those incessant sugar cravings and desires for French fries.

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The benefits of healthy eating are not only evident for our body, mind and well-being, but helps us look drop dead gorgeous on the outside as well. We’ve all had those lazy weeks when our diet gets away from us, and as a result, our skin and hair decide to have a massive freak out – cue dry patches, spots and hair breakage. So to celebrate this month of health & all of its goodness, we’ve got the perfect foods to eat that will have you glowing from the inside out.

 

CITRUS KICKSTART

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Start off your day with a cool refreshing glass of lemon water before eating anything. Celebrities & fitspo junkies alike swear by this method to cleanse the body and clear the skin. The antioxidants in lemon juice help to not only decrease blemishes, but wrinkles too.

 

GO GREEN

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Dark, leafy and gloriously green; these luscious plants are key for gorgeous glowing skin. They’re packed with vitamin C, vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are essential for stimulating collagen production in skin cells to keep you looking young and fresh.

 

FAT IS YOUR FRIEND

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Not a licence to go crazy in the chocolate aisle at the supermarket; we’re talking about good fats here, such as monounsaturated fats and omega fatty acids. Think fish, nuts, avocado and chia seeds. These guys will keep your hair shiny and your skin plump & hydrated by helping in the production of the skin’s natural oils.

 

TEA TIME

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The perfect way to relax your mind and pamper your body at the same time. Tea is an anti-inflammatory, and can help reduce puffiness as well as reduce dandruff by soothing the scalp and preventing irritation. Green tea is a fave for this and is full of amazing antioxidants as well.

 

SINK THE ZINC

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Without this essential mineral, all of your hair would fall out – literally, eyebrows included. A lack of it can also cause weak nails, dry skin and brittle hair. So up the intake on zinc heavy foods such as beef, crab, sunflower seeds and pine nuts for good health all round.

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Written by Helena Chen

XYNZ Beauty Co-ordinator. Food lover, style junkie & blogger at www.helenashideaway.com

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