What you eat matters?
Nutrition is important for your health and guess what, it’s important for your hair and skin and nails as well, some foods can have a great impact on your hair and skin.In this article I’m going to share with you some of the best foods that can keep your hair and skin healthy
Salmon is loaded with vitamin D and protein, and it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that promote hair growth by keeping your scalp healthy.
Sweet Potatoes consist of beta-carotene, which helps keep your skin healthy by acting as a natural sunblock. It has also been proven that beta-carotene adds warm tones to the skin, which shows an overall healthier look.
Rich in omega fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, which are all beneficial! When consumed in moderation, their nutrients help the body a tone, while also encouraging the healthy growth of hair, skin and nails.
A fantastic source of Vitamin E, Vitamin B and healthy fats (rich source of omega-3 fatty acids). These work at the cellular level to protect and strengthen hair. Vitamin B is essential for hair growth. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps repair damage on the scalp. Antioxidants are powerful, fighting the signs of aging and prevents against inflammation of the skin. Avocados also contain fiber and Vitamin C.
Egg yolks contain biotin, which is a B Vitamin. When Biotin levels are low, it may result in brittle nails and hair loss, while healthy levels of biotin may actually reverse such conditions.
Oats are one of the best whole grain sources. They contain protein, biotin, anti-inflammatory properties, magnesium, and potassium. They are also high fiber and antioxidants, providing our cells with nutritional support.
LEAFY GREENS (SPINACH, KALE)
Greens provide Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent hair breakage and repairs the skin from any damage caused by exposure to UV rays and environmental toxins. Vitamin C also helps to boost collagen production, promoting the skin’s firmness and elasticity. Spinach and kale have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Spinach also helps with the skin’s elasticity.
Another great source of Vitamin C and contain all of the major carotenoids, including lycopene. Beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene have been shown to protect the skin against damage from the sun and may also help prevent signs of aging. As mentioned above, Vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens hair follicles and prevents breakage.
Berries are full of potent antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These fruits are some of the best to eat to heal damage of hair, skin and nails.
Dark chocolate helps skin stay hydrated and protects skin from sun damage. I always aim for dark chocolate that has at least 75% or higher cacao.
RED AND YELLOW BELL PEPPERS
Red and yellow bell peppers are another source of beta-carotene. They have a high amount of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that creates collagen, which keeps skin firm and strong.
With these foods above, and more that I did not mention we can nourish our way to natural beauty and good health, both inside and out!
And remember what you eat matters.