Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Best Foods for Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

You too can have healthy, glowing skin and strong nails! Of course we can cheat enhance our natural beauty with makeup and other beauty cosmetics, but the best way to create healthy hair and nails is through our diet.
Diet plays a huge part in making out hair and nails grow stronger, longer and thicker, as well as making our skin smooth and look younger.
Below is a list of my top 5 foods for improving your skin hair and nails:

Water rich fruits

Such as rockmelon and watermellon help to keep you hydrated, making lines less visible. Vitamin C from water rich fruits aids collagen formation, improving your skin's elasticity.

Nuts high in Omega 3

The essential fatty acid found in foods high in omega 3, such as almonds and walnuts, helps to guard against free radicals which cause you to age quicker.

Chickpeas (legumes)

The protein in chickpeas helps the body produce amino acids essential for tissue growth and repair. this means your skin will heal scars and scratches faster as well as reducing dark patches of skin. 


Salmon is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon also has selenium and vitamin D Selenium helps to protect the skin from sun exposure and vitamin D helps to keeps your hair and nails strong.


Tomatoes are one of the highst sources containing anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. Lycopene also helps the skin's  to protect itself against harmful UV rays, reducing sunburn risk and premature ageing.


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