You MexiCAN eat tacos for beauty

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It’s no secret that Mexican food is having a moment. Restaurants are channeling some serious creativity, particularly when it comes to tacos. While many of the tacos I’ve tried have been delicious, they’re often loaded with unhealthy sauces and deep-fried batters. Here’s a way to enjoy the popular fish taco while reaping the beauty benefits of four super-foods. This recipe covers your beauty bases and won’t leave you hungry.

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Purple cabbage is rich in antioxidants which clarify skin and improve elasticity. Purple cabbage is also packed with Vitamin C and sulfur which detoxify the body. When toxins are flushed out, skin looks brighter and less tired. If you’re interested in more beauty benefits of purple cabbage, check out this face mask.

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Avocado protects skin from UVA and UVB sun rays. It also helps with skin diseases including eczema and psoriasis. Avocados clear breakouts, hydrate skin, promote anti-aging and reduce scarring. Avocados are beauty food for hair as well. They strengthen brittle hair, moisturize the scalp, protect hair from hot tools and chemicals, and promote hair growth. Discover more reasons to use avocado as an edible beauty product here.

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Onions are a source of sulfur, quercerin, B-complex, and vitamins A, C, and E. Onions promote blood circulation which gives you a healthy complexion. Thanks to the high quercerin content, onions will give you youthful, wrinkle-free skin. Find out other ways to improve your health from onions here.

Haddock is one of the richest sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin B-12. Together these improve cells’ ability to process hormones linked to mood regulation. Beauty is not just about how you look, but more importantly how you feel about yourself. When your mood is elevated you will likely exude positivity and confidence. To learn more about foods that lift your mood, have a look here.

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What are your favourite foods for beauty? Feel free to share your recipes and tips in the comment section below.

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The beauty solution: Spaghetti and meatballs edition

As a lifelong, loyal fan of the carbohydrate I’m excited to start this week off with a delicious and healthy spin on the Italian classic: spaghetti and meatballs. I think many of us have a love/hate (mostly love) relationship with carbs. I don’t believe in cutting out carbs, but moderation is key. If nature presents itself with a delicious alternative to carbs then why not make the switch? Enter: spaghetti squash. Here’s my preparation preference. 

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An Italian feast wouldn’t be complete without a hearty little meatball. I eat beef once in a while when a craving sets in, but I tend to stick to leaner meats like turkey. This turkey, kale and quinoa meatball recipe is super tasty and is packed full of health and beauty benefits. Check it out here. 

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Say goodbye to expensive, chemically-infused beauty products. Here’s how this feast will enhance your natural beauty from the inside out.

Spaghetti squash: Spaghetti squash is full of vitamin A and C, potassium and calcium. Spaghetti squash gives you soft, glowing skin. It keeps teeth looking beautifully healthy. Go here to learn more about spaghetti squash beauty benefits.

Kale: Kale contains vitamin K, A, and C, and omega-3 and 6. Kale helps skin by reducing dark spots and dark circles under the eyes, promoting anti-aging, providing moisture, and providing a brightening effect. It strengthens your hair’s roots and promotes growth.

Garlic: Garlic has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which clear acne, reduce dandruff and heal nail infections. Garlic is also an anti-aging agent.

Quinoa: Quinoa contains vitamin E and B, tyrosine, calcium and iron. Quinoa promotes smooth hair and skin, maintains hair and skin colour giving you a natural glow, and keeps teeth healthy. Find out more here. 

The Style Craze blog is a great place to learn more about the food and beauty power couple.

I love hearing other people’s ideas on beauty tips and tricks, especially when it means I get to enjoy a delicious meal. What are your some of favourite meals to get you glowing from the inside out? Feel free to leave a comment in the section below.