February 13, 2024

You CAN Eat Your Way to Beautiful

BEAUTY FoodTrients that promote beauty help lead to vibrant skin and hair, and help keep eyes healthy. Recipes that include beauty-promoting ingredients are below. For more Beautiful recipes, click here. Certain foods like melons, citrus, Chile peppers, fish, and whole grains are full of FoodTrients that promote beautiful skin, shiny hair, and strong nails. Watch this video to learn more, and read about the compounds that promote beauty in this story: Beauty Foods Help You Look Younger. Learn more about the FoodTrients’ foods for Beauty from our nutritionist Ginger Hultin: https://foodtrients.com/ginger-hultin/beauty-is-so-much-more-than-skin-deep/ FoodTrients recipes that promote beauty include: Strawberry-Almond Cake Stir-Fried […]
July 4, 2023

Melanoma: What You Need To Know Now

It’s not intuitive, but even though awareness about the dangers of sun has increased, so have melanoma rates. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and, according to estimates, there will be between 91,270 to 178,560 cases diagnosed in the U.S. this year, which represents a steady increase over the past two decades. But there is a silver lining, according to dermatologist Sonoa Au, MD, who suggests two of the reasons for this rise are greater awareness and broader access to health care. “Although there is an increase in melanomas found, many are found at an earlier, curable stage,” […]
July 4, 2023

8 Steps To Self-Check for Skin Cancer

Here’s the good news: melanoma and other skin cancers may show visible signs. Learn how to spot the risk signals by using this self-check guide. The rate of melanoma cases is on the rise. At least 90,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. Keep in mind that melanoma and other skin conditions may show some visible signs. If you’re tuned in, those visual clues can be helpful for a diagnosis. The Skin Cancer Foundation says you should do a head-to-toe exam of your skin every month. You’ll want to look for new or changing lesions that may be cancerous or pre-cancerous. […]
June 20, 2023

Are New Weight Loss Drugs Safe To Take?

Something interesting happened when physicians started prescribing medications that were developed for people with type 2 diabetes. . .they saw that these patients often experienced a reduced appetite followed by weight loss. The most popular currently, Semaglutide (sold as Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro and others), affects hormones and appetite to help people lose weight. These drugs are currently trending on social media and the news, with many influencers touting them as a miracle weight loss drug. But just like everything in the nutrition-world, there is a complex list of pros, cons, and questions that are left to be explored when it […]
June 6, 2023

Beauty Is So Much More Than Skin Deep

(Food for Beauty is the focus for the third part in our series on the nine benefits at the core of FoodTrients® and all of our recipes. What you eat matters when it comes to beautiful skin and hair. Each month we’ll explore one of these incredible anti-aging benefits and show you how they help fight the diseases of aging.) When talking about beauty and diet, radiant skin, full hair, and a certain youthful quality may come to mind. But beauty is so much more than that and there are strategies for looking (and feeling!) good at any age. Diet […]
February 25, 2023

How to Choose Safer Beauty Products

Big changes start with small actions, including what you put on your face and body. That’s the fundamental principle behind Protect Our Breasts (POB, protectourbreasts.org), a nonprofit educational initiative based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. POB’s young women ambassadors, clad in the organization’s signature green scarves and led by Executive Director Cynthia Barstow, personify a singular mission: to reduce rates of breast cancer and other diseases linked to toxin exposure from everyday products and choices. Knowing that early-life habits lead to lasting patterns, POB spreads its message through college and community outreach events, arming others—especially young women and men—with […]
February 14, 2023

The Top 50 Foods for Beautiful, Healthy Skin

As winter continues, dry, red, flaky skin abounds in the cold weather. The good news is that diet plays a major role in supporting your skin health. Foods that are good for your skin help to hydrate and guard from environmental damage. Beneficial foods contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to being hydrating and supporting wound healing. Here is the ultimate FoodTrients® list of the top 50 foods for your skin with a holistic view of the many factors that support our largest organ. 1. Arugula This bitter veggie contains nutrients critical for the skin. Arugula is actually a […]
February 1, 2023

Beauty Foods Help You Look Younger

What foods can you eat to help you look younger and promote healthy smooth skin, strong nails, and shiny hair? Fruits, vegetables, melons, peppers, grains, nuts, mushrooms, and fish containing the FoodTrients anthocyanins, carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, and vitamins C and E, as well as copper, silica, and Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). Let’s explore these one at a time and see why they’re so good for our complexion, nails, and hair. Anthocyanins improve capillary function. Your capillaries bring blood to your skin and are therefore very important for optimum skin health. You can get anthocyanins in your diet by eating […]
June 13, 2022

Natural Recipes for Clean Skin Exfoliation

It’s no surprise that skin, the body’s largest organ, requires regular maintenance to be its healthiest—but what’s the secret to success? Exfoliating can create the foundation for a skin-nourishing natural beauty regimen. “Exfoliation is incredibly important for radiant, youthful-looking skin, and I find that women are either not exfoliating enough, or they’re exfoliating incorrectly and irritating or sensitizing their skin,” says Jolene Hart, a certified beauty and healthy coach and author of Eat Pretty (Chronicle, 2014). When done properly, the process removes dead skin cells and supports healthy circulation. But the products you choose—and how often you use them—are key […]