It goes without saying, that healthy eating is essential for our general wellbeing. Nutritious foods help to provide us with key vitamins and minerals, can help to boost our energy levels and immune systems and can even help improve our mood. Certain fruits and vegetables can not only make you feel good but can also make you look good too!
Here are four foods that you should definitely consider including in your diet to nouriss and beautify your body on the inside and out!
1. Oily Fish
Fish such as salmon, tuna, herring and even caviar, are great for boosting your complexion. Not only are they delicious but they are also one of the best sources of omega-3 essential fats, which act as a a natural moisturiser and illuminsier from within. Strong anti-inflammatory effects can also help to soothe breakouts and redness in the skin. Deficiencies in omega-3 can lead to premature wrinkles and dry skin as well as brittle nails and dull lackluster hair so make sure you add oily fish in to your diet.
2. Sweet Potato
Our dear friend, the noble sweet potato is so much more than a health food staple. Not only does this delicious root vegetable make a mean healthy brownie, but they are packed full of nutrients, including beta-carotene, anthocyanins, B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, and other minerals, providing amazing benefits for skin and hair.
Sweet potatoes contain high levels of beta-carotene, which is converted to an active form of vitamin A (retinol) once ingested. Vitamin A is required for cell production and growth and may help to increase healthy skin cell production. Anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid antioxidant are another highly bioavailable nutrient in sweet potatoes that can have anti-aging properties.
Rich in Vitamin C, which is both an antioxidant and vital componenent in the production of collagen. They also contain elements that can serve as natural moisturisers to keep the complexion hydrated.
3. Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds such as almonds, sunflowers, macadamias and walnuts make for more than a protein packed snack mix. The fatty oils are full of essential vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids that are great for reducing inflammation, and retaining moisture within the skin. Not only do they fight against wrinkles but can also help to calm breakouts and they are delicious too!
Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that works alongside other antioxidants such as vitamins E and C and is essential to support the immune system. Studies suggest that a selenium-rich diet can help to protect against skin cancer, sun damage and age spots. your intake is to eat Brazil nuts. Just four Brazil nuts will provide the recommended daily amount. Try mixing Brazil nuts with other seeds rich in vitamin E as a snack or salad sprinkle.
The mighty avocado, loved by all and superhero of the health food world and instagram! Not only do avocados make great guacamole but also contain many of the daily vitamins and nutrients we need. Vitamins E and C, help to generate collagen to maintain flexibility and bounciness in the skin and rich in fatty acids great for nourishing and fighting signs of ageing.
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