In the controversial book by Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dorian poses for a full-length portrait of himself. He becomes extremely enamored with the idea of beauty and sensual fulfillment that he sells his soul to guarantee that he will never age. However, his portrait records every moral transgression he commits, becoming uglier and uglier.
While not everyone may be as obsessed with beauty as Dorian Gray, the beauty industry is huge. According to data compilations amassed by Statistica.com, the beauty and cosmetics market in the United States is projected to hit $62 billion in 2016. On average, women spend about $15,000 on makeup in their lifetime.
Being beautiful is great, but being healthier is even better. There is an old proverb that can be traced back to the 3 rd century, which says that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In fact, we’ve all heard the old adage thrown around which says true beauty comes from within.
What if true beauty really does come from within, and what if it costs a lot less than $62 billion a year?
In an article published on Forbes.com, Dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu says ““I tell my patients that what they put in their mouths is as important as the products they apply on their skin.” She goes on to describe a typical healthy diet, which should include large amounts of vegetables, especially green vegetables that contain chlorophyll.
You mean chlorophyll, one of the main components in wheatgrass, can help with your beauty regime? Yes, it can! There are many overall health advantages to incorporating wheatgrass into your diet, but let’s look at some beauty advantages that will keep you looking great! And, you won’t have to sell your soul!
Beauty from Within
As we look at the different benefits of wheatgrass, please keep in mind that this jolly green drink is not a magic potion, but rather one of nature’s helpful tools. It needs to be part of a balance diet and lifestyle.
- Slows Aging
Wheatgrass is comprised of up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an amazing detoxifier. Chlorophyll binds itself to different toxins in the body, and this prevents them from being absorbed. The elements are usually eliminated within 24 hours. This detoxification process helps keep your skin looking beautiful and young!
While we may not have (yet) found the Fountain of Youth, wheatgrass is believed to have anti-aging capabilities. It contains properties that break down enzymes into simpler compounds. In turn, this slows down the aging process and can help you stay younger, longer. (No, we aren’t obsessed about staying young and beautiful J )
- Beautifies Your Smile
Wheatgrass brings many advantages to your dental hygiene. Just as it helps eliminates toxins from your body, it also helps eliminate bacteria from between your gums. which in turn reduces bad breath. The nutrients from this green plant can prevent various dental diseases by supplying needed nutrients to the gums.
- Delivers Iron
Everyone wants to be the bearer of good news, and wheatgrass does just that through its ability of carrying iron throughout the body. This can potentially stimulate your body to produce more red blood cells, which means more oxygen and nutrients in your body, and better circulation. Ultimately, this will leave your skin, nails, and hair looking healthier and more vibrant.
Our hope and desire is that by encouraging a healthy lifestyle, starting from the inside out, we will perpetuate a healthier body image. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, so be healthy, and you will be beautiful.
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