I've been a lacto-vegetarian for years, so dropping the dairy will make me a vegan. I'm prepared to test the theory out starting today, and I've been checking out all YumSugar's delicious-looking vegan recipes for ideas. Have you ever cut out dairy and seen good skin results? And do you have any recommendations for making the transition to a cheese-free diet? (I'm looking at you, lactose intolerant people.)
Besides tips on how to eat right for beautiful skin, nails, and hair, dietitian Lisa Drayer's new book, The Beauty Diet, has wonderful recipes, too. Low-fat double-chocolate milkshake, fire-roasted tomato soup, and white bean "hummus"? Yes, please. Separately, of course.
Another great inclusion? Some common beauty myths are either confirmed or completely busted. Does chocolate actually cause acne? Can carrots improve your eyesight? You're about to find out.Take the Quiz
You are what you eat, right? That's what nutritionist Lisa Drayer will have you believing (and then some) in her new book, The Beauty Diet: Looking Great Has Never Been So Delicious ($15.61).
A registered dietitian, Bayer devotes the majority of this read discussing the nutritional value of foods, naming 10 of the best for a beautiful appearance. (Psst. One of them is chocolate.) She also spills the beans (literally) on what you should eat to provide the best nutrients for hair, nails, skin, teeth, and eyes. And if you tend to get purpley under your peepers, like me, say no to extra salt. Capiche?
While some advice is common sense (get adequate rest, exercise, let go of tension), I found this book to be a great reminder of what it takes to stay healthy — while looking good in the process, of course.
See what other goodies you'll find, along with my opinion, when you read more