Beauty From The Inside Out:
Red Foods That Enhance Your Beauty

Happy Valentine’s Day! This is the month of heart health and love. With everyone seeing red, try indulging in the following fruits. They will keep you healthy AND beautiful! Collectively packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals you can’t lose adding some of these foods in your diet.



This lovely fruit is packed with antioxidants, vitamins K and C, potassium, copper, zinc and iron.  Pomegranate is known to replenish dull, dry skin. This fruit also helps the skin by reducing the inflammation when it comes to acne. Pomegranates are known to tighten the skin and prevent wrinkles and fine lines.

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This tiny unassuming fruit has many benefits that will keep you healthy and enhance your beauty. Cherries are known to aid in decreasing skin damage, enhance hair growth and fight against hair loss. With many health properties such as vitamin C, E, potassium, iron, folic acid, fiber, and magnesium this along with the 17 different antioxidants is a powerful food.

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With a regular intake of this fruit, your whole body will benefit. Strawberries have many antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that will help your hair shine, reduce dandruff, and promote growth. Your skin will stay smooth, young looking, and protected. Strawberries are known to reduce acne as well as alopecia.

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With the month of love and keeping your heart healthy, indulge in some healthy red foods for your beauty benefit. What are some of your favorite red foods?


Yvelette Stines is a writer, author and holistic health educator. You can find her work in Essence, Heart and Soul, Green Build and Design, The Grio, and Jones Magazine just to name a few. Her blog Calming Corners encourages readers to live a calm and healthy lifestyle and her book Vernon the Vegetable Man motivates children to choose healthy living and eating habits. Her background in communications has led her to work for many clients including  TNT and OWN.