Turns out our mother’s were right when they said, ‘you are what you eat,’
because the key to radiant, clear skin and a thick mane of hair very much lies in what you eat.
Join us today as we explore what foods in
particular actually help you get your glow on!
Let’s begin with the skin.
The first one is of course – greens!
The vitamin E found in green vegetables protects skin cells from free radical damage.
Leafy greens contain ‘Folate’ which is
a vital nutrient for DNA repair and the production and maintenance of new cells.
Also, leafy greens are rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant known for its ability to renew and repair the skin.
There by getting rid of acne and other skin bacteria.
Vitamin C is the darling of most beauty regime’s.
It is the preference of many well known personalities because it reduces all the damage caused by pollution, stress, or a poor diet.
Free radicals formed by this damage speed up the ageing process,
but adequate intake of vitamin C may help slow it down.
Kiwi, pomegranate, papaya, amla and orange are good sources of this vitamin .
There is a reason why using coconut oil is
actually ‘trendy’ these days.
It’s inarguably the best moisturizer out there, and the only one you’d ever need due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Next, let’s move on to the hair.
The colourful red, yellow and green bell peppers contain vitamin C,
and this humble water soluble vitamin ensures that there is enough iron in red blood cells to carry oxygen to the hair follicles
in order to help it grow longer and stronger.
It is also used to form collagen, a structural fibre that your hair is made of,
so boosting up the amount is ideal for hair follicles to stay healthy.
Vitamin C deficiency can
lead to dry, splitting hair that breaks easily.
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp.
Omega–3 fatty acids, are found in abundance in nuts like almonds and walnuts,
and help prevent dryness, itchiness, and flakiness promoting hair growth.
Brunch dates just got better because those giant omelettes are actually a great way to step up your hair game.
Eggs contain vitamin B and sulphur which help in the production of keratin and collagen.
Two sources that are extremely vital to procure healthy hair.
A good source of folate and iron, this leafy vegetable can go a long way in inducing hair growth
Folate helps build red blood cells,
which then carry oxygen to the hair follicles.
Hence having spinach regularly is a novel
Making these wise food choices will put you in the right path to obtaining better hair and skin.
and until next time stay tuned and stay Glamrs.