We all desire lustrous hair, glowing skin, and smooth nails. Read on to know how eating some of the commonly available food items can turn them as healthy as desired by yourself.
Are you tired of purchasing costly beauty products, spending big bucks on salon visits, and still struggling to achieve the desired texture of your skin, hair, and nails? Read on to know how supplementing your diets with healthy nutrients and whole foods can help you achieve the desirable look you always craved for.
- Pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds or pepitas contains high quantity of copper that helps to develop collagen and elastin, making your skin supple and firm. Copper is also required to produce hyaluronic acid that makes your skin plumper and fuller. Sesame seeds, soybean, cashew, tempeh, and mushrooms are other good sources or copper.
- Kale. Kale is a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Both of these nutrients are helpful to heal wounds and bruises, and reduce under eye dark circles. Collards, spinach, chard, and mustard greens are other good source of vitamin K.
- Parsley. Parsley is loaded with chlorophyll that is helpful to purify blood and heal skin problems such as rash, acne, eczema, and wounds. Collards, broccoli, spinach, bok choy, and cabbage are other good sources of chlorophyll.
- Strawberries. These beautiful berries are good source of silica that is helpful to keep your hair and nails strong, brings elasticity to skin, and promotes quick healing of wounds. Strawberries are also high in another potent antioxidant, vitamin C that protects your skin and hair against oxidative damage. Broccoli, bell pepper, pineapple, and Brussels sprouts are other good source of vitamin C.
- Seaweed. Seaweeds such as, kombu, arame, wakame, are rich in fucoxanthins that protects the skin against cellular damage, wrinkle formation and solar rays induced skin cancer. Minerals in seaweed also encourage hair growth.
- Green tea. It contains epigallocatechin gallate, which is a powerful antioxidant and prevents ageing of skin, skin cancer, and may repair any damage of the skin.
- Pomegranates. Pomegranates are loaded with polyphenols and ellagic acid that prevent free radical damage, ageing, skin cancer, reduces inflammation, damage due to solar radiation, and heals wound. Berries such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, pecans, and walnuts are also good source of ellagic acid.
- Almonds. These nuts are rich in biotin that prevents hair loss and helps to keep your hair shiny and strong. Biotin rich foods when coupled with foods rich in pantothenic acid are especially beneficial for hair and skin health. Eggs, oats, onion, sweet potato, and tomato are also good sources of biotin. Sweet potato, avocado, mushroom, chicken, and lentils are good source of pantothenic acid.