You might be wondering why the ingredients list on so many of your favorite skin care and beauty products are looking more like the foods you find on the shelves of your local grocery store. According to nutrition and skin care experts, it's a sign that the beauty industry is becoming more natural. "Normally the way we consume vitamins and minerals is through food, so it only makes sense that these would be beneficial in our beauty products too," explains registered dietitian, Paige Bente. Still, she points out that no amount of vitamins in any skin cream or foundation is going to make up for a diet that's lacking in vitamins.
When you're observing a ketogenic diet, finding high-fat and low-carb snack choices that boost your energy levels without jeopardizing ketosis can be a challenge. Thankfully, with the rising popularity of the diet, it's easier than ever to find scrumptious keto-friendly snacks (we're talking cookies, nutrition bars and more).
Fast food has really stepped up its game in the last decade, serving lighter, leaner options that are more nutritious than their standard deep-fried and highly processed counterparts (although still pretty processed). "Food companies are constantly trying to keep up with their increasingly health-minded customers because they don't want to miss out on sales," says Frances Largeman-Roth, registered dietitian nutritionist, nutrition expert and author of "Eating in Color." "That's why we're seeing plenty of quinoa and other whole grains available, as well as more customization, like the ability to choose your own sauces and dressings and small and large versions of items so that customers can control the portion size."
Given the fact that birth control methods have been around since the dawn of time (seriously, condoms made from animal-derived materials were first used around 3,000 B.C.) and many of the modern methods of pregnancy prevention, such as the birth control pill, have been used since the early 1960s, you'd think we'd have a solid understanding of how they work. But, like many other things involving the female body, birth control is still surrounded by an air of mystery, even by those who've been using it for decades.
Sure, maybe you've cleaned up your beauty routine. But have you cleaned up your diet? You'd be surprised what a big impact it can have on your skin. And even if you're not quite ready for a complete overhaul, smoothies are a nice place to start. After all, they're easy to whip together in the mornings and if you use the right ingredients, they can be pretty healthy too — they're packed with all the antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients you need to turn the wattage up on your glow, from the inside out.