Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Salads should be a must-have in your day-to-day menu. Not just because of their fibre content, which aids in bowel movement, but also for the benefits they bring to the skin. If you are looking for a glowing, smooth and toned skin, there’s no substitute for the naturally colourful ingredients of salad.

Cucumber: This most basic component for salad cleanses and relaxes the skin. Two slices of cucumber placed on each eye soothes the eyes too. It’s also beneficial for the liver.

Tomato: It helps detoxify the skin and has a cooling effect on the body. It’s far better to use real tomatoes for seasoning curries instead of using tomato sauce with loads of preservatives added.

Carrots: Its colour acts as a detoxifier. Carrots also increase the metabolic rate of the skin. Rich in vitamin A, carrots are good for the eyes too.

Beetroot: Like carrot, beetroot also de-toxifies, increases the metabolism of the skin and adds a pink glow to the skin.