Super Green Beauty from Nature~Guest Post by Sophia Smith

Super Green Beauty From Nature
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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

Spring is here, and together with Mother Nature, our bodies are waking up ready to soak in the sun and restore vitality and sheen lost during winter. For a clean and energetic start of another cycle of seasons, turn to raw foods and organic products, introduce natural elements into your home and spend more time outdoors. Each of these steps will help you achieve optimal health, improve fitness, and get your energy flowing free and full again, imbuing you with beauty, zing, and sparkle from within.

 

Spend More Time in the Sun

Various studies show that Vitamin D deficiency is closely associated with depression, mood swings, and various health problems such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity and cancer. To replenish Vitamin D stock, head outdoors for a walk in the sun or take up hobbies inextricably linked to nature, such as gardening, cycling, or hiking. By promoting Vitamin D synthesis, sunlight and regular intervals of light-to-moderate physical activity will boost your mood, aid weight loss, and allow you to de-stress, recharge and enjoy fresh air.

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Long nature walks and meditation outdoors are also an excellent chance to spend more time in the midst of thriving greenery, and this color is closely linked to rebirth, growth, harmony, and prosperity. By surrounding yourself with green hues, you will be sending positive messages to your subconscious being, encouraging growth, vivacity, and inner glow while at the same time letting your eyes rest from long hours of staring at screens.

Turn to Fresh Foods for a Refreshing Change

Green foods are another natural source of beauty, slender curves, and seamless health. High in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, fresh fruit and vegetables will serve as a soothing and energizing tonic for your body and promote detoxification.

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For maximum benefits of a greenified spring cleaning diet, eat your food raw, mashed into appetizing smoothies and shakes, or serve meals lightly cooked or blanched. Green foods that contain high quantities of nutrients without added calories include broccoli, cucumbers, parsley, peas, kale, avocado, olives, spinach, and lettuce. Since these plants also contain lots of fiber, a plateful of green will promote cleansing of the gastrointestinal tract, accelerate digestion and metabolic rate, and help you lose weight faster without the need for overly restrictive diets.

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When introducing fresh produce into your menu, do not forget calcium! Although green foods do contain certain quantities of this precious mineral, going raw or vegan diet-wise may result in a drop in daily calcium intake. To avoid premature osteoporosis, dental problems, and bone brittleness that frequently plague herbivorous folks, you should consume more dairy products or reach for quality calcium supplements, just to stay on the safe and strong side.

Introduce Organic Elements Indoors

A glow that shines from inside is important for your home, too. For airiness and vibrancy in the living area, pull back the curtains and let sunlight flood the room. Indoor plants are one more simple way to introduce nature into your life: create a miniature botanical garden on the balcony, align flower pots along the window sill, or add a green wall in a living room.

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Indoor foliage livens up the ambiance, purifies the air, boosts memory and focus, and inspires good mood and creativity, so you should definitely throw in a few potted plants this spring, if for no other reason, then for your health’s sake.

Other things you can do to awaken inner beauty, boost health, and welcome spring with amped energy include switching to organic instead of chemical-laden cosmetics, taking up yoga or a similar de-stressing hobby, eliminating junk food from your plate, and being grateful for the little miracles of life. With nature as your guide, you will always be on the right and healthy track.

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, health and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about organic beauty products, yoga and healthy lifestyle. Sophia writes mostly in lifestyle related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life and Ripped.me.

 

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