Whether you’re stripping down for yourself or for someone else, looking good naked means feeling sexy. Being connected to your sexuality is empowering, and that’s what it’s all about. Feeling good and sexy is a matter of total self-care—from your mindset and your mood to what you put on and in your body. Below, we’re focusing on the top foods to eat to look your best naked and leave you feeling like a total babe.
Good hair, good skin, good glow, and good nudes. Collagen is an amino acid that your body produces naturally but makes less of over time. It plays a role in strengthening hydration and elasticity, which means tighter skin and fewer wrinkles. Taking collagen tells the body to make more of its own for long-term effects. Studies say it could also boost muscle mass for those long, toned, beautiful naked muscles. One of the many reasons Kourt is such a fan.
There’s a reason why people from the Mediterranean look so breezy. They drizzle olive oil on everything, giving themselves a healthy dose of vitamins E and K, lots of antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. Healthy fat = healthy glow. And that’s not all—a study at Brown University found its added benefits are weight management and prevention of heart disease. Plus, olive oil gets you in the mood as it boosts circulation to all areas, including hard-to-reach erogenous zones.
There’s a lot of research out these days suggesting that inflammation is the root cause of all evil, from the bags under your eyes to water retention, which masks as extra weight you’re carrying. This herb is a natural diuretic that flushes out acid from your joints and muscles. Nettle leaf helps to detoxify your whole system, leaving you looking clean and refreshed and feeling energetically grounded, clear, and strong.
Lean meat can leave you feeling energized and fuller for longer. When you’re lit up and satisfied, you eat fewer empty calories so your digestion is on par and everything’s in balance. Grass-fed usually means that there’s less total fat and more omega-3s, which are healthy fats. It also means more antioxidants like vitamin E, which is great for improving the quality of your skin so you can safely say “I ain’t got no sag.”
The stress hormone cortisol creates belly fat and keeps it stored there. While most likely you can’t get rid of every stressor in your life, you can add vitamin C-rich foods to help you combat those nasty stress hormones that don’t do the body any good. Mango is rich in vitamin C, so it gets this job done. It’s also known to have high levels of vitamin B-6, which supplies your brain with high amounts of dopamine—the neurotransmitter that signals our body to feel happy.