4 Beauty Boosting Foods
Certain foods really are so good for you, not only by supporting your cells and overall good health, but also by lending their nutrients to your hair, skin, nails, and even the sparkle in your eye. Read on to find which foods to integrate into your diet to see maximum (and seriously gorgeous!) results.
Our skin, hair, and nails rely on collagen for strength and elasticity. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which can lead to brittle nails, dull hair, sunken skin, and — you guessed it — wrinkles.
You can boost your skin’s hydration and set the stage for healthy beauty by adding a collagen supplement to your routine.
2) Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are not only a naturally delicious and filling source of carbohydrates, they’re packed with beta carotene, which can be converted into beauty-enhancing vitamin A.
Beta carotene may also act as a natural sunblock, helping prevent sunburn, dry skin, and the death of healthy cells.
Sweet potatoes can be eaten like jacket potatoes or they can even be sliced and oven baked for the most delicious tasting (and healthy) chips!
Zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C… broccoli has them all, and they’re all great for your skin.
Broccoli also contains lutein, a carotenoid that works similarly to beta carotene and protects your skin from oxidative damage. Broccoli is also a good source of phytonutrients, which may help lower inflammation in the body, increasing overall good health and wellness. Since vitamin C can also help drop histamine reactions, broccoli may aid in combatting seasonal allergies… and the loss of much-coveted beauty sleep!
Last but not least...
Seriously, Is there anything avocados can’t do?
These creamy green wonders are high in healthy fats, which help keep your skin flexible and supple. They also contain compounds that may help protect your skin from UV damage, which, of course, can contribute to signs of ageing.
And, finally, avocados are rich in vitamin E, which helps protect against oxidative damage, and vitamin C, which your body needs to create collagen.
You can stuff avocados too if you’re looking for a quick, healthy, beauty-boosting lunch.