The saying goes: “you are what you eat” and believe it or not, it’s true. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is beneficial to every part of your body. There are certain foods to eat for healthy hair, skin, and nails as they nourish your body with Omega-3s and much more.
In fact, what you eat can be as important as the serums and creams you apply on your skin. Try adding the following power foods to your diet to help keep your skin, and hair looking their best!
Dark chocolate: recent studies found its ability to protect skin from UV damage.
Walnuts: they are all about the monounsaturated fats, which are the “good” kind, attributing to heart health, lowering cholesterol, boosting brain function, and reducing inflammation.
Extra virgin olive oil: this is what doctors mean by “good fat,” because it attributes to the prevention of heart disease, cancer, high cholesterol, and is a natural moisture lock for skin and hair.
Green tea: contains an antioxidant called polyphenols, which makes it an anti-aging wonder; plus, it has cancer-defending abilities.
Salmon (wild caught, not farmed): gives us a radiant complexion due to its anti-inflammatory omega 3s, healthy fats, and vitamin B12.
Dark leafy greens: packed with all sorts of vitamins and iron, these help regulate the blood and offer an array of health benefits to help you glow from the inside out.
Blueberries: chocked full of antioxidant factor, vitamin C, fiber, vitamin E, and other brain-boosting nutrients, blueberries have what it takes to give you that youthful appearance. Plus, the bioflavonoids found in berries, including blueberries, help alleviate broken capillaries by strengthening the capillary wall.
Avocados: they are packed with potassium, folate, carotenoids, vitamin E, and monounsaturated fats (which are known to boost happiness).