You are what you eat!
It’s tough to underline the simplest advice; you hear it all the time. But every once in awhile a quick reminder is helpful. Is any of this a surprise? Absolutely not! These are the dependables, the tried-and-trues. These are the ten best foods for skin and hair, ever. Thanks to Good Magazine for starting this list.
1. Dark chocolate: recently found was its ability to protect skin from UV damage…as if you need another reason.
2. Walnuts: they are all about the monounsaturated fats, which are the “good” kind, attributing to heart health, lowering cholesterol, boosting brain function, and reducing inflammation.
3. Extra virgin olive oil: this is what doctors mean by “good fat,” because it attributes to the prevention of heart disease, cancer, high cholesterol, and is a natural moisture lock for skin and hair.
4. Broccoli: has one of the highest all around nutrition profiles (according to a Harvard study), with awesome anti-inflammatory effects that help with everything from eye health and arthritis to heart disease and sun damage.
5. Tomatoes: they are full of an antioxidant called lycopene, plus vitamins C and A, and are good for overall health and fighting illnesses of all kinds.
6. Green tea: contains an antioxidant called polyphenols, which makes it an anti-aging wonder; plus, it has cancer-defending abilities.
7. Salmon (wild caught, not farmed): it’s chockfull of anti-inflammatory omega 3s, healthy fats, and vitamin B12, which makes it a big contributor to a radiant complexion.
8. Dark leafy greens: packed with all sorts of vitamins and iron, these help regulate the blood and offer an array of health benefits to help you shine from the inside out.
9. Blueberries: with a chart-topping antioxidant factor, rounded with vitamin C, fiber, vitamin E, and other brain-boosting nutrients, these little buggers have what it takes to ward off disease and help you stay all shiny and bright.
10. Avocados: they are packed with potassium, folate, carotenoids, vitamin E, and monounsaturated fats (which are known to boost happiness), plus are major contenders among the cholesterol-lowering foods.
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