These Nutrition Bars Promise to Give You Great Skin

Would You Try: Beauty Bars by sumbody(Source: Sumbody)When it comes to beauty and the eternal quest to look our best, we often focus on our outsides first: makeup, hair, clothing. Even fitness tends to be a pursuit often approached from the outside in. It's easy to forget that what we put into our bodies makes as much of an impact on our looks as what we put onto it.

Enter Sumbody Beauty Bars ($3 each). Available in three varieties—Age Defying, Vital C and the currently sold out Early Prevention—these healthy nutrition bars fill you up with ingredients the brand calls "sunActives". Think yummy, natural stuff such as dates, chia and flax seeds, coconut butter, dried fruits, nuts and other fiber- and omega-loaded foods that are said to make you actually look younger and promote beautiful skin and hair, aid proper digestion and metabolism, and boost your natural energy.

But can you actually eat your way to beauty? "What you put into your body is exactly what radiates from your external body, especially as you get older," explains registered Ayurvedic nutritionist and yoga instructor Lauren Fecarotta, founder of the Kali Ayurvedic Yoga Detox.  "While natural skincare products and facials are important to keep your skin healthy, there is no product or procedure even half as effective as the food you choose to eat."

Would You Try: Beauty Bars by sumbody(Source: Sumbody)For example, the Vital C bar contains orange, cranberries, almonds and dates. "Oranges and cranberries are some of the best sources of Vitamin C," says Fecarotta. "These powerful fruits boost immune function, brighten the skin and eyes, and contain powerful antioxidants to reduce free radicals in the body. Dates are a great form of natural sugar that improve digestion while sweetening your food. Coconut helps to regulate the thyroid, lubricate the digestive tract, remove bacteria and control hunger, which aids in weight loss. Almonds are packed with protein and their regular consumption can lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack by about 50 percent."

So why not try beauty in a bar? Especially, says Fecarotta, "for mid-afternoon snacks when sugar cravings hit and the vending machine at work looks more and more appealing."

But what do you think—would you give these beauty bars a whirl? Vote in our poll, below:
Poll: Would You Try: Beauty Bars by sumbody
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  • Yes! I Want To Eat My Way To Beauty.
  • No Thanks. I'Ll Try A Facial.