Foods to Eat for Good Skin and Hair - The Fitness Cafe

September 2, 20164360

These days everyone is so busy with something or the other whether that you hardly tend to spend some time on personal grooming. People are constantly on the move that the last thing they think of is their health and body needs. You are what you eat so if you neglect your diet, the effects starts showing gradually. The skin loses it’s charm, hair becomes dull and there may be early signs of ageing. So,what is the remedy? Makeup? Medicine? BIG NO.. Well, the answer is diet. So, here’s a quick look at the foods you should definitely include in your daily routine to get good skin and hair.

 

To add, the benefits of the following food items are not just restricted to skin and hair, it is good for your body overall.

 

Fish

It is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids that can nourish your hair and skin to be stronger and glowing respectively.

 

Red Bell Peppers

It is a rich source of Minerals and Vitamins (Vitamin C in particular) that helps you keep your skin young and hair healthy. They are rich in antioxidants and low on calories that makes it a must-to-include in your diet. You can try bell pepper available in other colors (yellow, green) as well.

 

Spinach

Spinach is leafy green vegetable is full of nutrients such as calcium, vitamins and antioxidants. It helps you nourish your hair, skin and prevents anti-ageing. (If you have ever watched ‘Popeye- The Sailor Man’ cartoon, you would know the benefits and power of Spinach  😀  )

 

Coconut

It helps you well hydrated and provide nutrition to your body, skin and hair. Coconut can be used in various forms such as hair oil, cooking oil, water, water for various benefits.

 

Garlic

Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunity building properties that results in good skin and hair. It is useful for treatment for anti-ageing, acne, blackheads, hair loss and much more.

 

Walnuts

These are one of the useful nuts that helps you take care of your eyes, memory, skin and hair! Just carry a small box with handful of walnuts and munch on some whenever you feel hungry or otherwise. Or you can try desserts or dishes that have walnuts in it.

 

Eggs

This food is easily available in the market and is one of the most cheaper source of protein for your body. Full of minerals and vitamins that help you combat hair thinning problem, dull hair, poor skin. You can have it in form of boiled eggs, salad, sandwiches or even go for masks that can nourish your hair and skin!

 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that promotes good skin and hair. It can be eaten raw or cooked.

 

Pineapple

Pineapple is another fruit that comes with healthy and beauty benefits. It has anti inflammation and antioxidants properties that promotes good skin and hair.

 

Oats

It is one of the cheapest and easily available food item. Oats are loaded with nutrients such as vitamins, fiber and antioxidants.

 

Green Tea

It contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that promotes good skin and hair. It improves skin complexion, fights acne, makes it look young and healthy. Also, it stimulates hair growth and makes it shiny. You can consume green tea or use it as mask to enhance beauty.

 

Berries

Berries have antioxidants are anti-inflammatory that fights premature ageing. Further, it has Vitamin C that helps in better blood flow that prevents damage to your skin and hair. You can include blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries in your daily diet.

 

Kiwis

Kiwi fruit is one of the best sources of nutrients  such as Vitamin C and antioxidant. This is useful for eliminating toxins from body that stimulates young, glowing and healthy skin. Further, it prevents graying, hair loss, keeps hair well hydrated and healthy.

 

Avocados

It is technically a fruit with single seed loaded with vitamins which aids good skin and hair.

Water

Last but not the least, keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Try drinking one glass of water every hour if not more. It works wonders for your body as it flushes out all toxins out of your body. Keep a water bottle handy wherever you are taking sips to ensure you have good skin and hair.

 

Hope this article was helpful for you. To be honest, including above food items in your diet is not difficult. It is a matter of making it a habit and taking few minutes out of your busy schedule to have these food items. And, then not only it will be you who can see the results in the mirror but the world will see and give you compliments! BLIMEY!! 🙂

 

Note: Please stay away from foods that you are allergic to.


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