You might be surprised how much your food affects your skin and hair! You really are what you eat!
I have put together a list of delicious foods that will help your hair grow thicker, your skin stay hydrated and your nails stay stronger. There’s one food in particular that will help reduce heart disease, improve your brain function, and hit that sweet spot!
Berries are LOADED with potent antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These fruits are some of the best to eat to heal damage of hair, skin and nails.
Nuts are rich in omega fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, which are all beneficial! Their nutrients help encourage the healthy growth of hair, skin and nails.
Oats are one of the best whole grain sources. They contain protein, biotin, anti-inflammatory properties, magnesium, and potassium. They are also high fibre and antioxidants, providing our cells with nutritional support.
Dark chocolate helps skin stay hydrated and protects skin from sun damage. It will also help reduce heart disease and improve your brain function. I always aim for dark chocolate that has at least 75% or higher cacao. #winning
Did you need any more excuses to eat chocolate?
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.
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.
Fruit and Veg
Avocado is a fantastic source of Vitamin E, Vitamin B and healthy fats. The vitamins and nutritions in avocado 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 which may slow or prevent hair growing. They also fight the signs of ageing and prevent against inflammation of the skin.
Sweet Potatoes contain 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.
Greens like kale and spinach 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 are great sources of phytonutrients, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Spinach also helps with the skin’s elasticity.
Tomatoes, another great source of Vitamin C and contains all 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 ageing. As mentioned above, Vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens hair follicles and prevents breakage.
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.
It’s really amazing what fruit and veggies can do for us. Ensuring you are eating a colourful diet will help you achieve your beauty goals!
I hope I was able to provide you some valuable tips and information.
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