Healthy Hollywood: Wellness Wednesday - Summer Fruits Do A Body Good Inside & Out!

We all know that fruit is good for the bodies. Health-conscious celebs, like Cameron Diaz, Rosario Dawson as well as Heidi Klum, are often spotted munching on fruit on the go.Experts suggest eating 5-a-day for optimal wellness. Summer is the perfect time to meet this good-for-you quota - mouth-watering berries, watermelon, as well as mangoes are all in season. So, no excuses! PLAY IT NOW: Access Hollywood Live: Which Brand-Name Diet Should You Choose? Think outside the box, when it comes to your fruit - it's not only good to eat, but fruit also has a variety of topical uses.Alexis Wolfer, editor-in-chief of The Beauty Bean, shares with Healthy Hollywood her the one preferred summer fruits with beauty benefits inside & out! VIEW THE PHOTOS: Workin Up A Sweat With Stars Staying Fit 5 Summer Fruits With Beauty Benefits Inside & Out:1. Avocados. A lot of people don't think of this as a fruit, but it is! And it beautifies too! Eat avocados for Vitamin E (a potent antioxidant that fights skin damage from the inside out as well as a circulation booster, which is essential for maintaining healthy skin, hair as well as nails), glutathione a powerful anti-aging antioxidant, as well as healthy fats (which actually allow your body to more easily absorb other beauty-boosting nutrients).Use it topically... as an anti-aging as well as hydrating facial mask! Mix mashed avocado with 1 tsp honey as well as apply evenly as well as leave on for 15 minutes prior to rinsing. VIEW THE PHOTOS: Hollywoods Hottest Moms & Their Loveable Little Ones 2. Strawberries. They're one of the most anti-oxidant rich fruits, meaning that they'll help protect your skin from environmental damage as well as reverse prior damage from the inside out!Use it topically... to whiten your teeth! Their natural acids oxidize the stains from your teeth so eat up (or just rub them on your teeth) for an all-natural alternative to pricey products. VIEW THE PHOTOS: Hollywoods Hottest Beach Bods 3. Oranges. This sweet, juicy fruit does more th! an just satisfy the sweet tooth. Rather, the Vitamin C packaged citrus is also rich in phytonutrients as well as flavonoids that revoke inflammation as well as pack an antioxidant-rich punch.Use it topically... as a toner! Mix equal parts of Saki (Japanese rice wine) as well as fresh squeezed orange juice as well as apply as you would a toner. The Saki will help to detoxify as well as even skin tone, while the ascorbic acid in the juice will help cleanse as well as the vitamin C will leave your skin glowing.4. Cantaloupe. This orange melon is not only tall in water content (essential for keeping your skin plump as well as youthful), but also it's rich in vitamin A, which both has anti-aging benefits as well as works to keep your skin glowing. Plus, it's tall in beta-carotene, which protects your eyes from cataracts!Use it topically... as a facial mask! Mix cup mashed cantaloupe (drained, so not too watery) with cup full-fat, plain Greek yogurt for an exfoliating as well as anti-aging facial mask! Leave it on for 15 minutes prior to rinsing!5. Cherries. They not only help protect your body from the damaging effects of the sun, but also are tall in melatonin, which will help you sleep better (hello, beauty sleep!)Use it topically... as a facial scrub! Blend 8 pitted cherries with 3 Tbsp honey as well as 3 Tbsp raw oats. Rub on face as well as neck in gentle, upward, circular motions for a gentle exfoliating scrub that will exhibit more youthful, moisturized skin!For more healthy tips, head to www.thebeautybean.com.Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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