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Beauty Food: The Best Foods to Eat for Hair and Nails

I know we all chase luscious, long, healthy locks, strong nails and skin that glows. I’m guilty of wanting that dewy glow every day. I am here to tell you the importance of a great diet shouldn’t be underestimated and may be the gateway to having these results.

Food contains loads of nutrients that feed and build our hair, skin and nails. Food has been used for thousands of years to generate and foster health of our cells. The sooner we embrace a lifestyle that feeds our cells from the inside out, the sooner we see the results translate into longer, fuller healthier hair, skin, and nails. Today, a lot of women wash their hair and moisturize their skin with honey, egg whites, rosemary, rosehips, avocado, olives, coconut, jojoba, and many other plant-based nutrients. While there is no magic food that will keep us looking forever young, diet and lifestyle and our attitude and approach to wellness do affect how our skin looks and ages.

Have a look at the list of foods below that will help you grow your hair, skin and nails and which foods to avoid.

Foods to Enjoy to have better nails and skin:

1. Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines, and flax seeds.

2. Iron-rich foods: Spinach, red meat, dark leafy greens.

3. Nuts: Almonds, Brazil nuts, Cashews, Pecans, Walnuts

4. Kiwi's, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes

5. Eat the rainbow of Veggies and Fruits: More reds, oranges, yellow, green, blue Foods. The more colours in your meals the better!

Foods to Avoid:

1. Sugar, Refined Carbohydrates, Fast food, Processed foods

2. Alcohol in excess of 2-3 glasses per week. Especially when the types of drinks you select contain sugar. Stick to clear liquor (Vodka, Gin, Tequila) or red wine.

3. Avoid larger fish ex: Swordfish, Tuna, as they tend to contain higher levels of heavy metals and this can have a negative impact on hair, skin, and nail health as well as could negatively impact organ function.

Did you find this helpful? I like to write quick, informative blogs like this weekly. Not all of them are about beauty, in fact, I mostly write about hormone health, fertility, weight loss, bloat, and more from a Canadian, Holistic Nutritionist point of view.

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Marissa, R.H.N.

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