I often mention how important a
Even though, you can find beauty supplements in most stores, try to get the nutrients you need from foods whenever possible.
Foods that are good for you
Plenty of water. Our body needs to be hydrated and it goes for our hair and skin as well to stop it from looking dull. Water helps to flush out toxins in our bodies and makes us look healthy. Our bodies need 2-3
2. Green Tea
Green Tea contains antioxidants that prevent UV- induced oxidative damage to your skin.
Avocado protects your skin from wrinkles and other visible signs of ageing with its antioxidant carotenoids, vitamin E, which prevents ageing from sun exposure.
Avocado also has benefits for your hair, encourages hair growth and keeping it moist and healthy.
Salmon has loads of omega-3 fatty acids, a high-quality protein source which also is full of vitamin B-12 and iron. Omega-3 is needed to support scalp health. Deficiency can result in dry skin and scalp and dull looking hair.
If you don't eat fish like
5. Dark green vegetables
Broccoli, spinach, Swiss chard and Kale are some of the dark green vegetables that are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which your body needs to produce sebum, your body's natural hair conditioner.
Dark green vegetables also provide iron and calcium.
Beans and pulses like kidney beans or lentils are great for your skin and hair and should be part of your diet. They provide plenty of protein that promotes hair growth, but also provides iron, zinc, potassium and biotin.
Biotin helps to strengthen hair and prevent from breakage, whilst zinc helps with hair growth and repairing damaged hair. Potassium keeps your scalp healthy and helps prevent hair loss. It is also Anti ageing
Brazil nuts are one of the nature's best sources of selenium. It's a great anti ageing for your skin and it helps to get rid of acne. Selenium also boosts hair growth and prevents dandruff.
Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps to condition your hair. They are also a great source of zinc, as are almonds, cashews and pecans. Deficiency of zinc leads to hair-loss so make sure you eat those nuts.
8. Whole Grains
Whole grain foods like bread and whole grain cereals provide with zinc, iron and B vitamins.
The antioxidants in blueberries prevent from premature ageing. They also prevent hair loss.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes a healthy scalp along with good vision. A healthy scalp is essential for a shiny, well-conditioned head of hair.
Tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene, which protects your skin from sun damage and sunburn.
Our body needs Vitamin C to make collagen - a protein that helps support ligaments, blood vessels and keeps the skin and other organs together.
Vitamin C keeps your hair strong and rich in
Eggs are one of the best sources of protein. A deficiency of protein can lead to brittle hair and
15. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate, I mean at least 70% cacao, helps skin stay hydrated and protects skin from sun damage.
Foods to avoid:
When it comes to foods that have a negative effect on your skin, foods high in sugar and starch are at the top of the list. These foods are associated with acne breakouts and an increase in blood sugar can ultimately lead to fly
Poor quality, packaged and processed foods
These foods should be avoided as during processing living enzymes and nutrients are broken down and lost and can give you nutritional deficiencies, which will show up on your skin. In general the better the quality of your food the better your health and skin. Processed fruits and vegetables have lower water content so won't hydrate your skin as much as the fresh stuff. Try and buy organic as much as possible as there will be fewer toxins and pesticides in your food.
I hope this has been helpful to you. There's plenty of foods I haven't been able to mention so please leave a comment if you have any questions and I'll try to help.
So what food will you add to your hair and skin care?