10 Quick Healthy Snacks That Make You More Beautiful

Believe it or not, snacking isn’t always a bad thing. There are some snacks–healthy snacks–you can munch on all day and not have to worry about gaining some extra pounds.

In fact, some snacks could even help make you more beautiful by giving you healthier skin and hair.


1. Carrots and Hummus

Carrots contain beta-carotene, which helps protect your skin from sun damage. And as you know, sun damage causes wrinkles! You don’t want that now, do you?

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2. Chia Pudding

This superfood is loaded with antioxidants, and is high in protein and fiber. Eating plenty of chia seeds is said to help you lose weight (if incorporated into a healthy diet, of course) and prevent ageing.

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3. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate also has plenty of antioxidants that help protect your skin from UV damage and increase blood flow.  It also contains copper, zinc, and iron, which promote healthy skin and hair. Remember to choose 70% dark chocolate, though.

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4. Pumpkin Seeds

The magnesium and zinc in pumpkin seeds help maintain collagen and promote skin renewal. It also stimulates hair growth, so if your hair takes forever to grow out, munch on these every time you need a snack!

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5. Honey and Apples

Everyone knows apples are healthy–an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and all that. Pair them with honey, which has vitamins and antioxidants that make your skin healthier and more beautiful from the inside and out.

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6. Almond Butter

Snack on almond butter–on its own or with some fruits–for shiny hair and healthy skin. It contains manganese and selenium, as well as vitamin E.

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 7. Kale Chips

Kale is nutritionally superior to other green vegetables and has plenty vitamins and minerals. Eating kale will make you healthy from the inside, and it’ll definitely show on the outside.

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8. Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes are high in water content, which helps keep your body hydrated and your skin nice and supple. It contains Vitamin A and C for improved eye health, a stronger immune system, and increased collagen production, which again gives you younger, more beautiful skin. 

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9. Greek Yogurt and Berries

Greek yogurt not only improves your digestive health, it also has plenty of protein and takes longer to digest, which helps you feel full for a longer span of time. This makes it great for weight loss! Add berries to the yogurt for added vitamin C and other antioxidants.

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10. Avocado

Avocados are full of healthy fats, as well as over 25 essential nutrients and vitamins. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they help hydrate and soften the skin. They also contain biotin to combat dry hair and brittle nails.

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