David Wolfe Recommends Top 17 Beautifying Foods
Categories: Food & Nutrition
The following is an excerpt from Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe. Considered one of the world’s leading authorities on raw food nutrition, David Wolfe conducts 70 to 80 health lectures and seminars and hosts at least 5 health, healing, and beauty retreats each year at various places around the world. For the latest book by David Wolfe, be sure to check out Longevity Now (November 2013).
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Physical beauty is a function of inner cleanliness; it is a function of having healthy skin, hair, nails, and internal connective tissue elastically grown from ideal raw foods containing high concentrations of the minerals sulfur, silicon, zinc, iron, and manganese. Maintaining the proper acid/alkaline pH balance in the body is a major element of this book. Another theme involves becoming parasite-free by eating foods and herbs that flush out parasites. Raw antioxidant compounds and foods (especially those containing vitamins A, C, and E) that help delay or slow free-radical damage to cells and tissues (thus creating lasting youth) are thematically referenced. Natural anti-inflammatory foods and food compounds that prevent or reverse facial puffiness are also thematically mentioned throughout Eating for Beauty.
To clarify and summarize the importance of the themes in Eating for Beauty, the beautifying foods all possess one or more of the following qualities:
- High concentrations of the minerals sulfur, silicon, zinc, iron and/or manganese
- An alkaline reaction in the body
- Anti-parasitical effects
- High levels of antioxidants (especially vitamins A, C, and E)
- Anti-inflammatory properties
The beautifying foods cultivate a renewed charm and charisma. They add to one’s inner and outer beauty. Mineral-rich, nutrient-dense beauty foods are nature’s best cosmetics.
This list of beautifying foods is by no means complete. The beautifying properties of foods are always being discovered. Other foods may be added later; this list represents my current understanding of beauty foods.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Please refer to Eating for Beauty for detailed nutrition information on each of these foods, plus recipe suggestions.
1. Aloe Vera
3. Burdock Root
4. Coconuts and Coconut Oil
8. Hemp Seed
9. Macadamia Nuts
11. Olives and Stone-Crushed Olive Oil
14. Pumpkin Seeds