The book Eat Pretty by Jolene Hart is a real beauty. The vintage inspired floral cover alone is so appealing and is enough inspiration for me to turn the pages to read more about her premise that nutrition is our most powerful tool for radiance, beauty, and health. The book is organized according to the seasons which is so clever and a clear nod to nature and its beautifying and transformative bounty. Since we are in mid-summer, I went straight to the corresponding chapter.
Here are some lovely bits – Summer Beauty Intentions – from the author.
“Summer beauty is not just alive; it’s lush and thriving. The beauty of nature is everywhere – in the air, the trees, and on your seasonal plate.”
Eat pretty – choose water-rich beauty foods like watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumber, celery, watercress, lemons, and coconut water.
Skip sun damage – enhance sun defenses internally with UV-protective foods such as tomatoes, carrots, watermelon, apricots, and greens that contain lycopene and beta-carotene and protect externally with natural mineral-based sunscreen.
Get outdoors – take your exercise routine outside and make contact with nature.
Lighten up – go for lighter dishes – try incorporating more fresh, raw foods into your daily meals.
Sweat better – use a natural deodorant that allows your body to perspire.
Eat Pretty is truly beauty nutrition simplified!