9 Brilliant Beauty Boosting Foods for a Fabulous You ...

It's important to remember that what you put in your body can have a significant impact on the exterior and there are some brilliant beauty boosting foods for a fabulous you that will leave you looking more radiant than you already do! If you are what you eat then I should have turned into a berry by now and my significant other should be sprouting feathers with his passion for 'los polos,' but that's beside the point. Anyway, here are some of my favorite beauty boosting foods that I love filling up on.

1. POWERFUL PEPPERS

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Peppers are one of my favorite beauty boosting foods. We've all heard that word 'collagen' bandied around amongst the beauty circles but does anyone actually know what it is? I didn't until I did my research. Collagen is a protein which is found in fibrous tissues such as skin, ligaments and tendons. It accounts for around 30% of the protein content in the human body and it's vital for giving skin its strength and elasticity. When we age, the production of collagen begins to slow down, which accounts for the wrinkles and why this word has become synonymous with anti-aging products and supplements. It's also why so many are in search of the illusive elixir of youth. So, why have I just given you a science lesson and what have peppers got to do with collagen? Well, vitamin C helps promote collagen synthesis and peppers have this vitamin in abundance. The pepper, in its immature form and green in color, contains twice as much vitamin C as an orange! We all know how important vitamin C is for the body to be able fight infection and boost the immune system but it is also vital for healthy skin, ligaments and bones. Peppers are also full of water, which is great for keeping your skin hydrated. So there's no excuse not to pop a pepper or two on your plate!

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