Let beauty be reflected from the inside out! Dietary choices not only have an effect on your body but also on your skin. Here are three healthy switches to make to your daily routine:
• Replace coffee with green tea. While praised for fighting fat and keeping energy levels stable, bagged green tea still offers caffeine to perk up a day . . . with no added calories or "crashes." In addition to those dietary benefits, it can reduce redness in skin — so carry that switch to a beauty routine and treat your face with St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Cleanser made with 100% Natural Green Tea.
• Substitute prepackaged, low-calorie snacks with natural ones. Add at least one serving of fruits or vegetables to each snack and two to each meal to balance out a diet. Eating a piece of whole fruit contains essential nutrients that may be lost when fresh-squeezed juice is made and contains no preservatives or added sugars like packaged foods. This easy, heart-healthy change increases digestion-slowing soluble fiber in your diet to lower cholesterol levels and help you feel full longer with fewer calories.
• Add lemon slices to water. You've probably heard the "eight by eight" rule, recommending that people drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day to prevent dehydration. Add lemon — this simple addition helps to detoxify the liver and speed up metabolism by about 30 percent, which can amount to burning an extra 80 to 100 calories per day.