Skip to main content

After your Thanksgiving Feast you may need a bit of a detox

Hope you had a fabulous thanksgiving! 

Now it's time to get serious and cleanse yourself from all the must-haves you've been tempted with at Thanksgiving dinner. 

Two books that may interest all foodies alike.

EAT FOR BEAUTY

Everything you need to eat beautiful from the inside out. From the best nutrient-dense foods to enhance your natural beauty, Eat For Beauty, gives you a snapshot of the best things to eat to make yourself feel beautiful from head to toe. 

Curious to know what foods will reduce fine lines? Here's a tip: Green beans. While some skin types have a propensity to develop fine lines, caused by a lack of seburn that can lead to dryness, introducing your diet with super-hydrated foods containing minerals that rebalance fluids and electrolytes is key. French, sting, mung and sprouted beans, all provide hyaluronic acid, a moisture magnet that helps to plump and moisturize skin so that fine lines appear less visible. 

There's also a quick tip recipe in the book for reducing fine lines -- a skin-hydrating zucchini salad. 

What foods are good for tired, dull eyes?

Foods rich in Vitamin A and B, antioxidants, and fatty acids boost circulation around the eye, supporting eye health. Of 33 fruits and vegetables tested in a study in the British journal of Opthalmology, it was found that orange bell peppers had the highest amount of the carotenoid zeaxanthin which protects the retina. Include one as part of your five a day. 

And so goes the list for every part of your body. Eat For Beauty provides practical suggestions and recipes for everything from super-nutrients to give you lustrous hair, glowing skin, healthy teeth and beautiful conditioned hands, feet, and nails. 

There are 100 nourishing recipes included in Eat For Beauty that will give you all the antioxidants to keep you saying, "Maybe I'm born with it!" 



PULSE REVOLUTION

I admire people who are vegetarian. I have secretly wanted to be that person. To enjoy a lean body, to feel healthy and invigorated, but alas, I lack the knowledge of making foods that will satisfy the foodie in me. 

So, when I came across DK's Pulse Revolution by Tami Hardeman, that features 150 superfood vegetarian recipes, I couldn't resist having a look. One of the first things I learnt was pulses. I didn't know anything about pulses? The only pulse I was familiar with was the rhythmic throbbing of the arteries, as can be felt in the wrists or neck. 

No, this was a different kind of pulse, or pulses, to be precise. From the Latin word puis, meaning porridge or thick soup, pulses are dried, edible seeds of a legume plant. Nutritious and sustainable, they are in integral part of many cuisines and an easy way to put protein on your plate. The book, provides a whole chapter devoted to pulses. From a breakdown to different types of beans, complete with their nutritional breakdown, to their health benefits. 

Then, of course, there's the recipes. From Spicy Carrot Hummus, to a unique spin on a classic Spanish cold soup, Mung Bean Green Gazpacho, The Pulse Revolution has so many simple recipes that you just don't have any excuse not to try out. 

I'm excited about these two books, both by DK Canada, that will serve as my scientific experiments this fall. Check back on our the Instagram channel (@sukasastyle) to see which recipes we've loved the best. 

Happy Fall! 


Comments