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A Victoria Secret Model's Beauty Diet

Liu Wen hails from China’s Hunan Province, known more for its fertile rice fields and fish than leggy supermodels.

As a rising fashion star she soon appeared in the Chinese editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, garnering her first cover just months after beginning her professional career, almost unheard of in the fashion industry.

Liu Wen is the first Asian women to model for Victoria’s Secret and has become one of the faces of Estee Lauder. The model, like all successful women, has foods of choice in which she claims improves her skin and keeps her energized, slender and healthy.

However, any diet plan should be discussed with a nutritional expert or physician for it’s benefits or potential problems.

A Supermodel’s Beauty Diet And How You Can Use It

Sesame Seed Paste

Liu Wen includes sesame seed paste, also called tahini, in her daily diet and recommends that all women do the same. According to Michael T. Murray, author of “The Condensed Encyclopedia of Healing Foods,” sesame seeds contain protein, copper, magnesium, iron and zinc. Sesame seeds also contain lignans, which are antioxidants to help prevent illness.

You can add sesame seeds to your salads or use the paste as a dip.

High-Fiber Cereal

Fiber is the part of certain foods that you cannot digest and is present in all plant foods, grains and fruits. Including an adequate amount of fiber in your diet can help keep your digestive system working properly which helps to eliminating toxins and waste.

Maintaining a healthy digestive system is key to flawless and clear skin. Wen includes a variety of high-fiber cereals in her diet to reap these benefits. You can do the same by adding oatmeal, barley, rye, quinoa and whole wheat cereals to your diet and taking advantage of it’s benefits.

Chinese Vegetables

Liu Wen notes that she includes a variety of Chinese vegetables in her diet. In addition She mentions that Chinese people view vegetables as a medicinal part of their diet and include them in every meal for weight loss, healthy skin etc.

Chinese vegetables such as bamboo shoots, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, daikon, water chestnuts and eggplant are all nutritious and can be great additions to your diet as well. Saute them as a healthy side dish or add them to your favorite dishes.

Additional Foods

Wen incorporates other traditional Chinese foods in her daily diet. Zhuo Zhao and George Ellis, authors of “The Healing Cuisine of China: 300 Recipes for Vibrant Health and Longevity,” report that mung beans, soybeans, tofu, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, lean meat and fish are all important components of a traditional Chinese diet. These foods are rich in essential nutrients, including protein, iron, fiber and healthy unsaturated fats.

Americans in general DO NOT normally choose from a wide variety of foods but tend to select was easiest, convenient or tastiest. You can achieve a healthful nutritious pattern by alternating foods that are not only to your liking but also improve your overall health and beauty.

Education is the key to begin eating foods that can help you loose weight, improve your overall health and give you radiant skin.

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