Keri Glassman's Nutritious Life Tip: Get-Gorgeous Cocktails for July 4th
July 03, 2012 | Style & Beauty
Every other week on hamptons-magazine.com, I’ll focus on one pillar of a Nutritious Life, and give you a Nutritious Life Tip (NLT) Hamptons-style. Last time was all about Eating Empowered, now we’ll focus on July 4th cocktails that will have you looking and feeling your best:
Drink Up: We all know what can happen when you have a few too many cocktails—slurp too many calories, make memories you’d rather forget, and feel less than stellar the next morning. Although overindulging in alcohol can have its pitfalls, enjoying just the right amount can leave you feeling happy, healthy, and even beautiful. Certain foods can improve the appearance of your skin and hair, and by incorporating them into your July 4th cocktails, you can become a true beauty from the inside out. What a fun and refreshing way to give yourself better skin by Labor Day.
NLT Hamptons-Style: What sounds more refreshing than an ice-cold drink on a hot afternoon on Main beach or by the pool at The Capri? Not a lot, unless the drink you’re sipping on happened to be one of my beauty cocktails. These libations will leave you looking fabulous not only from your hot swimsuit, but because of your glowing skin and shiny, silky hair. The beautifying secret behind these seasonal drinks comes from a list of ingredients that keep you looking and feeling your best.
Not only are these cocktail recipes red, white, and blue, but they are also packed full of these beauty-friendly ingredients:
Berries and cherries: Plump, juicy, and sweet, they not only taste delicious, but also are great for your beauty regimen! They’re full of antioxidants, your skin’s allies against aging, which keeps your skin looking great.
Jalapeños: Also beauty-friendly, jalapenos are full of vitamin C, which helps prevent wrinkles and damage from long days in the sun. In addition, hot peppers can even help reduce appetite and increase metabolism.
Pomegranates: Pomegranates help in the production of elastin and collagen, key components in keeping the skin looking plump! Pomegranate oil can also help fight off acne and repair cuts and scrapes on the skin, making this fruit a true beauty saver.
Pineapple: Besides being a symbol of good luck, pineapple is high in manganese, a nutrient that helps keep skin from showing signs of damage, such as sunspots. Manganese also helps your bones stay strong and healthy, so you can get out there and strut your stuff!
Apples: Apples have anti-inflammatory properties that prevent skin from appearing puffy…just as you don’t want to look puffy in your bathing suit, who wants a puffy face to match?
Tequila: Used for centuries, tequila is a skin healer than can remove dirt and other toxins, keeping skin clear.
—KERI GLASSMAN, MS, RD, CDN
Live by Keri Glassman Nutritious Life’s eight pillars for a healthy, happy summer:
Drink Up, Eat Empowered, Exercise Steady, Pamper Thyself, Sex Ed, Sleep Deep, Stress Less, Your World
Keri Glassman is the founder and president of Keri Glassman, Nutritious Life, a nutrition practice based in New York City, and Nutritious Life Meals, a gourmet, healthy, daily diet delivery program available in major markets in the United States. For years, Keri has been a leader in advancing a “whole person” approach to health and wellness. She has dedicated her career to creating services and promoting education through her brand.
Keri is a member of Women’s Health Magazine’s board, and has authored three books, the most recent being Slim Calm Sexy Diet (Rodale, March 2012). Keri’s expertise is regularly featured on several national television programs including NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, Access Hollywood Live, The View, The Talk, The Chew, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, The Wendy Williams Show, MSNBC, The Fox News Channel, and CNN. She is also the nutrition and health contributor for NBC’s New York Live. Keri hosts an original series called “A Little Bit Better” which will be featured on Youtube’s LivestrongWoman channel. She is a spokesperson for national brands that align with the Nutritious Life mission, and is a prolific writer and commentator for numerous publications, such as OK! Magazine and Hamptons Magazine. Keri also regularly contributes articles and recipes to several websites including Equinox, Martha Stewart Living, and Youbeauty.com.