It is a saying that our nails, hair, and skin tell us how healthy we are from inside and about our food habits. One of the best things about eating a healthy diet is our nails, skin, hair, and teeth are often the first things to change for the better.
Toxic overload, stress and poor diet contribute to lackluster skin, brittle nails, and dry, thin hair. So the secret to shiny hair, strong nails, and glowing skin is not in your make up bag but the 7 superfoods that you will add to your diet to keep you glowing inside and out.
Yogurt is not only a great source of calcium and protein but also probiotics(good bacteria). According to Mouth Healthy, yogurt is good for the strength and health of your teeth. The probiotics are beneficial for the gums as the good bacteria will crowd out the bad bacteria causing cavities.No more bad teeth and bad breath problems!
Unsweetened natural yogurt makes a healthy breakfast or snack. Consume it with fresh fruit or berries to increase its nutritional value. Also, you can make it into a smoothie. Make sure to include it in your regular diet.
Bell Peppers (in every color: green, red, yellow) have high water content and VitaminC. It increases collagen production and boosts the immune system leading to healthy skin and gorgeous hair. An observational study in women states eating plenty of vitamin C can reduce the risk of dry and wrinkled skin with age.
One large pepper is equivalent to one glass of water, keeping your skin and nails hydrated. Nails are composed of 16% water, and if the water level falls below, then they become prone to brittleness and breaking.
Red and Green bell pepper helps to take care of your gums. High in collagen production, helps in maintaining gums’ tight shape around the teeth. Say bye to aching gums or bad teeth.
Try topping your brown-bag sandwich full of veggies with bell pepper slices and another slice of bread or add them to your salad, which is quick to make.
Avocado has fatty acids (EFA) omega-6, omega-3 for needed for hydration, texture, and softness. It contains around 30g of fats which helps skin cells to plump out and provide nourishment necessary to prevent dryness and wrinkles. EFA’s are also known for their anti-inflammatory and immune-regulating properties. So it can help women with inflamed skin conditions like eczema, acne or psoriasis.
A smashed avocado in your breakfast is a must.
Eating an avocado a day keeps you hale and hearty.
Salmon is full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which keeps your scalp from getting dry and flaky, and it feeds the oil gland around the hair follicles, giving it a shine. Its anti-inflammatory properties encourage healthy growth. It has minerals that protect skin from the sun and Vitamin D that strengthens bones. Vitamin D is essential as it helps to keep away from bad teeth and maintain healthy gums.
You will also get tons of proteins, iron, and vitamin B12 from this tiny package. Plenty of proteins will help you fight hair loss. And finally, iron and B 12 can make your hair color more vibrant.
All greens are good, but Spinach has a special place in the salad. This leafy green vegetable is full of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, Beta Carotene, Vitamins A, C, and K. Vitamin K helps in promoting the production of a protein called Osteocalcin which is responsible for stabilizing calcium in the bones.
These nutrients are great for skin, hair, teeth, eyes, and nails. It also helps to keep the scalp and hair healthy and reduce the breakage.
Add the extra fiber in your diet by including Spinach in your smoothies, salads, soups, or dips.
It looks like Popeye knew it well!
Full of potassium and Vitamin C, these juicy, sweet, delicious blueberries are full of antioxidant properties. These antioxidants help you combat anti-aging and make your skin radiant. One of the favorites of nutritionists and all-time greatest health food, it also helps fight acne. They also lower the risk of heart disease or cancer.
Mix these tiny balls of goodness in your morning breakfast smoothie or take a handful as a midday snack.
This orange color veggie is an excellent source of many nutrients but is specifically recommended for its Beta Carotene. The body converts this compound into Vitamin A which is essential for good hair and maintains soft tissues of the gum around the teeth. It acts as a natural sunblock to keep your skin healthy. It also has high levels of Vitamin C and magnesium.
Sweet potatoes can be baked, fried, steamed or mashed and are great in savory dishes.
In today’s world, everyone strives for beauty and prefer various treatments to make themselves more beautiful. I would like to tell you to embrace natural ways through food to maintain your natural beauty.
Go ahead, eat natural, see in the mirror and tell yourself you look pretty.