Last week be began to explore what minerals your body needs to stay bright and beautiful on the inside, and consequently also on the outside.
Silicon and sulfur began our journey, yet there are three more potent minerals we need for consistent radiance.
Zinc acts through 25 enzymatic processes involved in digestion and metabolism.
It nourishes and assists with skin beauty, cell and bodily development, repair and growth, sexual development, and aids the lymph and liver in eliminating waste efficiently.
If you are not getting enough zinc you will notice more acne, loss of taste/smell, hair loss, infertility, and poor eyesight.
"Zinc it up" with poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, cashews, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and coconut.
Another key player in the radiance of the body, is Iron, as it assists in respiration, carries oxygen throughout the body, and is mostly found in the blood where it helps nourish the tissues.
If you are low in iron you’ll feel light-headed, weakness, fatigue, and an intolerance to cold.
Incorporate more grass-fed meats, jerusalem artichokes, onions, raw cacao, cherries, blackberries, collards, young lettuces, parsley, shallots, spinach, young swiss chard, and sea veggies.
The final beauty mineral is manganese, which plays an important role in the formation of cartilage, bones, and connective tissues.
It also improves the oxygenation of blood and is necessary to support iron absorption.
Eat more cloves, sea veggies, raw cacao, hemp seeds, almonds, brazil nuts, watercress, kale, beet leaves, raisins, sweet potato, and arugula to stabilize your manganese levels.
As you incorporate more beauty minerals throughout your diet, notice whether dark circles fade, acne diminishes, and if the luster in your tissues returns.
As Ivan Panin said, "For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it."
Celebrate your beauty!
More about Danny Arguetty, M.A.
Danny Arguetty, M.A., a Nutrition, Health and LIFE (Living in Free Expression) Counselor, has been involved in the health field for the last decade. He guides and works privately with clients utilizing customized programs based on bio-individual needs and diverse life situations.
He specializes in yoga privates, weight loss, digestive disorders, healthy aging, sugar/caffeine dependencies, persistent fatigue, chronic stress, relationship support, life coaching and practical healthy living strategies.
Arguetty is also a faculty member at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Adjunct Faculty at Williams College, and author of Nourishing the Teacher: inquiries, contemplations & insights on the path of yoga. He leads 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in Southern California and Advanced 500hr Trainings in Kerala, India.