{Guest Blog Post} Maria Marlowe

October 7, 2015

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Eating for Beauty by Maria Marlowe

Want gorgeous glowing skin and long shiny hair? Forget the beauty products and head straight to your kitchen, because that’s where beautiful skin and luscious locks start. Skin and hair both require specific nutrients in order to look and feel their best, so it’s your diet that’s a better indicator of their appearance than your beauty routine!

I’m Maria Marlowe, and I’m an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach that specializes in helping women lose weight, clear up their acne, and age-proof their skin all by changing their diet.

I’m looking forward to sharing my beauty food tips and recipes with you at the upcoming Fall Lovely Happenings event.

In the meantime, here are my top 3 picks for beauty-promoting foods.





Dark leafy greens are nature’s multivitamin, and so it’s no surprise that they contain the very nutrients your skin needs. They are off-the-charts in Vitamin A, which is needed for blemish-free skin, and Vitamin C, which is needed for wrinkle-free skin. Greens are also a good source of sulfur, which plays a key role in a gorgeous, clear complexion.

When it comes to greens, the darker, the better. My favorite picks are kale and arugula, but any green will do. Some other examples include: Swiss chard, collard greens, watercress and spinach.

Try greens raw in salads or sautéed with a little garlic and olive oil.





Hemp seeds may be tiny, but they contain a massive amount of protein, including the sulfur-bearing amino acids: methionine, cysteine and cystine, which are used to build strong hair, nails, muscle and skin.

They are also high in omega 3, an anti-inflammatory essential nutrient that can help bring down the redness and swelling of blemishes and even prevent the formation of lines.

Enjoy them sprinkled on salads or oatmeal, or blended in smoothies.





Pumpkin seeds get their power from the beauty mineral, zinc, and essential fatty acids including omegas 3, 6 and 9. Like hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds help reduce inflammation in the body.

Try them sprinkled on salads or oatmeal, or simply eat them by the handful.

You can find recipes that utilize these beauty foods over at mariamarlowe.com, and follow me on Instagram @Maria_Marlowe for daily wellness inspiration.

Hope to see you at the event!

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