RADIANCE: Eat to get glowed up

Universal Traits of Attraction and How To Achieve Them Through Nutrition


Winter is a time of hibernation, of eating more than normal, and of introversion. Listen to your body's requests for absolute nourishment and use the following foods to re-up your nutritional wealth. Get your body thoroughly nourished now, and be ready to flaunt your radiant skin, hair, energy, and aura come the warmer weather. Now is the time to indulge in nutrition dense foods that our cells crave.


Carotenoids are orange pigments found in plants. Eating

a daily dose of 1-2 cups of carotenoid-containing foods

like carrots, winter squash, spinach, and sweet potatoes

will give your skin a radiant bronzed glow that science

has proven is though of as attractive.


Dry isn't sexy. Keep you cell membranes juiced up with whole

food fats and reap the benefits: plump, smooth skin, and

luscious lips. For Omega-3s, eat fish 2 -6 times per week.

Other nourishing fats to add: coconut manna, egg yolks, ghee,

avocado, and cod liver oil , raw milk cheese, and olives.


There is nothing sexier than a natural, post-romp blush. A diet high in

dietary nitrates from whole foods greatly improves circulation to the

skin to give you just that. Eat beets, celery, kale, bok choy, spinach,

and other leafy greens every damn day to look flushed AF. Plus, add chicken.

The high niacin (vitamin B-3) content is infamous for healthy circulation.


Skin's integrity is strengthened by tiny bunches of proteins called

collagen. Collagen is the building block for our skin, hair, nails,

bones, and connective tissue. Sturdy connective tissue prevents

cellulite, wrinkles, and saggy skin. Drink bone broth or cook with it

regularly for a collagen boost. Or add collagen powder to your

smoothies, soups, or shakes. Be sure to get vitamin C daily - this

helps to your body build collagen. Vitamin C is found in most fruits

and vegetables.


You know that look: buttercream-smooth skin, clear white eyes, a smile

that could make anyone swoon. These are markers of a healthy gut

filled with beneficial bacteria. These bacteria ferment foods and turn

them into nutrients that give us a glow. Eat a hearty serving of

fermented veggies every day to boost gut health. Add probiotics

to your supplement stack. I like PB-8, but there are many great choices.

After all, true health -inside and out - begins in the gut.


High energy levels are considered a universally attractive trait.

That's right. Pep up, ladies and gentlemen.

Eating for energy looks like this:

EAT: Pasture raised beef, lamb, poultry, and eggs. Lots of fatty fish.

An abundance of colorful plants. An abundance of whole-foodderived

fats. Drink 1 Gallon of H20 a day (or between 3 to 4 liters)

AVOID: Processed foods, Sugar in all forms, Gluten-containing

grains, Fruit Juices, Over-cooked meat, Vegetable oils (corn oil, soy

bean oil, canola oil, safflower oil), and Non-organic dairy

Hope y'all are juiced up and glowing! What else would you like to see on zee Nourishment Nutrition Blog? Leave comments below or on the Nourishment Nutrition Facebook page.


Alyssa Neill, RDN

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