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Feed Your Hair and Skin

By Tiffany Thomas
Posted On Jun 14, 2019
Feed Your Hair and Skin

You’ve tried every beauty product on the shelf and watched countless videos on how to achieve flawless hair and skin, but to no avail.

The answer to achieving Halle Berry skin and Jennifer Lopez hair isn’t always on your vanity. The secret is actually sitting right in your kitchen.

In the same way certain foods can energize your body and prevent diseases, food can also work wonders for your hair and skin!

Blueberries

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture ranked blueberries as number one in antioxidant activity in comparison to 40 other fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants protect your skin from premature aging and wrinkles. Additionally, the Vitamin C in blueberries helps to keep the skin strong and firm. Tomatoes are also rich in antioxidants, which help with radiant skin as well. Add a half cup of blueberries to your yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, or pancakes for breakfast each morning.

Sweet Potatoes

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Not only do sweet potatoes boost your immune system but also help to promote glowing skin and bright eyes due to the high level of beta-carotene. Your body then turns beta-carotene into Vitamin A which protects against dry and dull hair. Sweet potatoes are also rich in Vitamins A, C, and E, which improve the overall look of your skin and hair. Sweet potatoes can be roasted, mashed, and fried for a delicious and healthy side.

Wild Salmon

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Wild Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which keep your skin moisturized. Salmon protects your skin from sun due to the selenium and also helps to grow out shiny and thicker hair. There are numerous ways to incorporate salmon in your diet. Whether it’s baked, pan-seared, grilled, or added to your salad, each recipe is guaranteed full of flavor.

Spinach

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Spinach is a great source of healthy nutrients, but it’s also great for anti-aging, removing dead skin cells, and preventing wrinkles. It contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and beta-carotene, which all work to protect your skin against the sun. Spinach also combats dry and brittle hair and helps with a healthy scalp. Replace your romaine with spinach in your favorite salads, sprinkle some in your omelets, or include it in your morning smoothies.

Eggs

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Eggs can easily be considered as a hair savior. They are rich in biotin, which helps to grow healthy locks, causes glowing skin along with strengthening brittle fingernails. You can choose to cook your eggs to your preference or simply use it raw as a protein hair treatment.

Smooth silky hair and radiant skin are now within your reach, one bite at a time.

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