Eat good, Feel good, Look good

Your diet regimen affects your day-to-day appearance, and plays a major role in how you age. Yes of course, eating clean will leave your body looking better than ever as it boosts your immune system and leaves you looking lean; however, older cells are constantly replaced by younger ones which is why getting those minerals, fatty acids, nutrients, and antioxidants are essential to support this rapid growth.

“You are what you eat”

I know we have all heard this way too many times. But the reason we keep hearing it, is because it is absolutely true. Make those diet changes, adopt a healthy lifestyle, and include those listed foods to your diet that will provide great benefits to your hair, skin, and nails

After all, who wouldn’t want to look good? I know you do

Salmon

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Known as one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids, salmon not only helps keep your skin moisturized, but it also promotes hair growth and healthy scalp. With the presence of Vitamin D, salmon also keeps your bones and teeth strong and healthy.

Eggs

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The supplements that people take for hair growth contain biotin, which is exactly what eggs have; when I say eggs, I am talking about the yolk. Eggs are also an excellent source of omega-3s.

Sweet potatoes

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Loaded with beta-carotene (which gets converted to vitamin A) and anthocyanins, sweet potatoes help protect against dry dull hair. A deficiency in vitamin A can lead to dry skin and dandruff.

Almonds

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Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, which is a great natural antioxidant that encourages collagen production and provides anti-inflammatory benefits to your body. With high biotin content, snacking on almonds will not only lead to thicker hair, but also faster hair growth

Beer

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According to the “Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture”, beer is one of the most loaded sources of silicon in the average diet. And what does silicon do? It increases circulation to the scalp, which is highly beneficial for hair growth. A daily 10 milligram silicon supplement is known to reduce nail and hair fragility and brittleness after only 18 to 20 weeks; 10 milligram silicon consists of one single serving of beer so don’t take advantage of this information and go overboard.

Sunflower Seeds

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Packed with manganese and copper, which are essential for the synthesis and production of connective tissue in bones and cartilage, sunflower seeds contribute to healthy fingernails and strong bones. You could sprinkle the seeds on various dishes, or add them to baked goods.

Pomegranates

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Bursting with antioxidants, munching on pomegranate seeds will prevent early fine lines and dryness. The seeds also contain anthocyanins which promotes an increase in collagen production making your skin looking firmer and younger.

Blueberries

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These delicious little fruit snacks will do wonders to your skin. Packed with anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants, help protect the skin against harmful radicals that can damage the collage of your skin. In addition to making your skin glow, blueberries contain phytonutrients, which dramatically reduces the risk of skin cancer.

Dark Chocolate (with at least 70% cocoa)

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This one brings music to my ears; I can now say it loud and proud that I am a Lindt chocolate addict. Cocoa hydrates your skin making it look firmer. Also, eating dark chocolate has been shown to help protect the skin against the harmful effects of ultraviolet exposure which as we all know, age the skin more quickly.

 

 

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