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Mom is always right!! So, if you’re looking for healthy hair and glowing skin, try these fabulous foods today..
- Fatty Acids
Fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids have incredible beauty benefits, including glowing skin and shiny strands.
Not only does spinach give you strength, but it’s also a major anti-ager. According to celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, author of ‘The Beauty Detox Foods’, it’s rich in beta carotene, which converts into the powerful anti-aging vitamin A. This nutrient is crucial for allowing proper moisture retention to the epidermis, helping to prevent wrinkles and remove dead skin. For premium absorption, pair spinach with a food that’s high in vitamin C. Try a squeeze of lemon in a homemade dressing drizzled over a spinach salad.
The water from coconuts is a great natural hydration aid and contains potassium, an electrolyte that helps move nutrients into our cells. Coconut oil, which is high in healthy fats, vitamins E and K and minerals, is one of the best natural nutrients for your hair, boosting growth and shine by moisturizing the scalp. It’s also highly effective in reducing protein loss when used as a pre-wash conditioning treatment protein loss can leave strands weak and prone to damage.
- Avocado oil
Whole avocados are of course the best; now it’s about the avocado oil. Avocados contain good amounts of vitamins A, D and E and omega-9 fatty acids, one of the building blocks of healthy skin which is highly concentrated in the oil. All of these nutrients help to even out skin tone over time when added to your diet regularly.
Whether you enjoy them sunny side up for breakfast or boiled and sliced cold over a green salad, eggs are serious healthy-hair helpers. One of their key ingredients is sulfur, an essential nutrient that helps with everything from vitamin B absorption to liver function (your body’s detox organ). Sulfur is also necessary for the production of collagen and keratin, which help create and maintain shiny locks, strong nails and glowing skin.
Nature’s best medicine is garlic which helps prevent breakouts and maintain clear skin. To make the most of its naturally antibiotic compounds, it’s best to crush or chop garlic and leave it on the cutting board for a few minutes before cooking.
These nuts have omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which help the body retain moisture, giving you a healthy-looking shine. The protein content of the walnuts helps boost hair follicles, making hair fuller and stronger.
Tomatoes are skincare superheroes, protecting you from sun damage thanks to their high antioxidant content.
- Pumpkin Seeds
These seeds are packed with zinc, as well as vitamins A and K and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which are essential to building a healthy hair shaft. They’re also rich in fatty acids and vitamin C, which are important for producing sebum ‘skin’s natural oil’ to protect and repair skin.
Pineapples are high in vitamin C and the enzyme bromelain, which is known to be an effective skin softener. Drinking pineapple juice and munching on the fruit helps the body synthesize collagen, which supports skin structure, while vitamin C and amino acids aid in cell and tissue repair, giving you a youthful appearance. Add it to your morning smoothie for a refreshing treat.
Oats have high amounts of zinc, biotin, magnesium and potassium. A deficiency in these key nutrients can lead to more brittle hair and more breakage. For the perfect summer breakfast, soak oats in a jar: Fill a small jar halfway with oats, top with your favorite milk (dairy, almond or soy) and let soak overnight in the fridge. In the morning, you can add berries, nuts and seeds for added nutritional value. The more one consumes oats regularly the advantages for the body is abundant.
Oysters – the saltwater delicacies which are one of my favorite can do wonders for hair, nails and skin. They are a great source of dietary zinc, which is really important for the growth and function of skin cells. ‘If you go out and order half a dozen oysters it will give you 500 percent of your daily requirement.’