Have you noticed that when you don’t get enough sunlight, your nails become brittle? Well that’s because sunlight contains vitamin D, and vitamin D makes your nails strong enough to leap buildings in a single bound. (Ok, maybe not that strong, but you get the point!)
The best beauty solutions come from eating the right foods. When you eat healthy, your hair becomes shinier, and your skin glows.
Here’s my list of the 10 best foods for beautiful skin and hair!
Salmon is a superstar because it has omega-3 fatty acids, and these do wonders for your health. They also are responsible for keeping your hair and scalp hydrated, so eat more salmon if your want shinier, healthier hair!
Walnuts also contain omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamin E and biotin, which protect your cells from DNA damage. Walnuts keep your hair color rick and lustrous because they also contain copper.
3. Dark Chocolate
The antioxidants in dark chocolate protect your skin from sun damage!
The good folks over at the International Journal of Cancer found that people who ate spinach developed half as many skin tumors over an 11-year period than those who didn’t.
5. Greek Yogurt
Besides consistently being the best thing in my fridge, Greek Yogurt has vitamin B5 (which you’ll find in many hair products!) and hair-friendly protein. If you’re a vegetarian, you need all the protein you can get to keep your hair healthy!
Blueberries are a superfood because they contain so much vitamin C, which is critical to stopping hair breakage and just improving circulation. I like throwing these babies into my Greek Yogurt parfaits in the morning! (And by adding walnuts to that parfait, I’ve hit a beauty food home run!)
7. Canned Tuna
Tuna has selenium, which helps to keep your skin smooth. Don’t eat tuna every day, however, because it does contain trace amounts of mercury. The benefits of tuna make it great for occasional meals, but try to limit it to once or twice a week.
Have a great day, you beautiful people!
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