Beautiful Bites: Transforming Graham Crackers

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Introducing Beautiful Bites, a new column featuring beautifying, anti-aging versions of the not-so-healthy foods we eat everyday. A few ingredient tweaks to a meal you eat regularly could translate to serious beauty benefits (and less guilt)! If you can suggest a meal that could use a beauty tune-up, email me at jolene@beautyiswellness.com

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The Food: Graham Crackers

The Beauty Betrayers: wheat flour, refined sugar (in large amounts), loads of butter or shortening

 

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Ginger: Winter Beauty Heats Up

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Imagine that it’s the dead of winter on the East Coast. The thermometer hasn’t risen above freezing in a week. You’re beyond chilled. Your skin is red and parched. Maybe this isn’t so hard to imagine at all? Right after you apply a rich, calming skin cream, there’s one beauty food I want you to reach for. It’s the one food that will both heat you up inside and cool down redness and inflammation in your skin. It’ll help you digest while satisfying your hearty winter appetite. It’s sweet or savory, and always delicious. It may even ward off that cold that your coworkers have been passing around for weeks.

It’s ginger.

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