When I met Jolene Hart nearly a year ago now, I was struck at how beautiful she was both inside and out, so it came as no surprise that she was publishing a book titled, Eat Pretty, a guide that features recipes and tips on how to eat seasonally to give your body what it needs to look and feel its best. What did come as a surprise was Jolene’s inspiration for writing the book. For years this former beauty editor, who had at-her-fingertips access to all of the best and newest products out there, was suffering from cystic acne and eczema. “When I realized that I had just about every beauty product in existence at my fingertips and yet I wasn’t a step closer to looking and feeling my best, I started searching for an answer beyond the beauty aisle,” writes Jolene. This research sparked her very own journey and eventually led to Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out, written so others who, perhaps weren’t looking or feeling their best, could benefit from what helped Jolene!
One of my favorite things Jolene says in her book’s introduction is that “we write our beauty story with every bite,” such a nicer way of putting the age-old “we are what we eat.” Eat Pretty truly shares the way to do just that, create a diet that benefits not only your hair, skin, and nails, but also empowers your overall wellbeing. Jolene details the foods and drinks that are our “Beauty Betrayers” which include things we’ve all come to “no” like caffeine and alcohol but also many surprising things we are putting into our bodies that even I had no idea could create damage and inflammation!
Eat Pretty goes on to offer science- and evidence-based research on vitamins and nutrients our systems crave and how each of these things helps to improve our look and feel. However, what the book does best is share an easy to follow plan to show season-by-season what we should be eating and why, complete with delicious and packed-with-pretty recipes to try at home!
Pick up your copy of Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out ($13.48) and start your very own beauty-foods journey today!
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