Hair Care,  Nail Care,  Skin Care

Beauty Foods-Feeding Your Skin, Nails & Hair From The Inside Out

We all take care of our skin, nails and hair on the outside, but you also need to take care of your skin, nails and hair on the inside too! Listed below are some edible beauty treatments that can help improve the look of your hair, skin, and nails:

AVOCADO – You’ve probably heard that healthy fats — like the kind in avocado — are good for your health. But did you know that consuming them can make your skin look better too? It’s true! The monounsaturated fats keep the top layer of your skin hydrated, so it appears soft and vibrant. A little goes a long way, so no need to overdo it. You can also use avocado as a face and hair mask too!

BERRIES – When it comes to produce, a vibrant hue is generally a great indicator of antioxidant power. Berries (like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries) are full of antioxidants: anthocyanin, ellagic acid, vitamin C, and more. These can help to protect the skin against signs of aging as well as acne.

EGGS – One of the most important building blocks for strong hair, nails, and skin is protein. We already love protein because it gives us energy and helps us feel full, but knowing that our hair, nails, and skin crave it is just another reason to eat up! Eggs are also full of the nutrient biotin, which is good for hair and nail growth. Double beauty score!

SALMON – You already know that healthy fats and protein are excellent for your skin. Well, salmon is loaded with both nutrients, plus that hair and nail growth superstar biotin. You get it all in salmon! Salmon is a bit calorie dense, though, so just keep an eye on your portions.

DARK CHOCOLATE – When it comes to chocolate and its potential health benefits, the darker the better. The flavonols and antioxidants are good for your skin, and chocolate offers an unexpected perk: compounds that reduce stress hormones. Those stress hormones can cause collagen breakdown in the skin, something we definitely don’t want. An easy-to-find dark chocolate is semi-sweet chocolate chips, so grab a bag on your next trip to the grocery store and take care of your skin while enjoying some dark chocolate!

ALMONDS – Have you ever noticed that when you’re stressed, your hair seems to shed more than usual? It’s not your imagination. One thing you can do to help your body manage that stress is to get enough magnesium in your diet. One great source? Almonds! A quarter cup of almonds provides 62 mg of magnesium, is a great afternoon snack and helps nourish your hair!

Eating these foods not only helps keep you healthy, they also help keep you looking your best too and until next time, stay happy, healthy and beautiful!

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