There’s thousands of supplements on the market that promote healthy hair, skin, and nails. But we all know these can get pretty pricey, especially if we have to continue buying them on a monthly basis. But did you know if we incorporate certain foods in our diets, we can promote beauty from within?
Some essential foods to always incorporate into the diet are:
Protein- proteins are what make up our hair skin and nails so incorporating adequate protein is a must! i.e. nuts, beans, quinoa.
Antioxidant rich foods - these promote collagen production in our bodies, very important in skin elasticity, or in other words, prevents aging i.e. oranges, lemons.
Sea vegetables - rich in protein, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Foods rich in beta carotene- this promotes healthy skin i.e. carrots, tomatoes (basically anything orange/red).
Healthy fats- promotes skin elasticity and prevents dry hair, skin, and nails i.e. avocado oil, flax oil.
Water- increases overall hydration and helps carry nutrients from food, to where they will be used for optimum beauty from the inside out.
Author: Jenna Pixner, holistic nutritionist