We talk all the time about your beauty routine. Dry brushing, organic makeup, the most effective workouts, etc. You can check out the Beauty section of the blog for all the super effective ways to boost your beauty routine. But the key to any beauty routine must first be your diet. Having a well balanced and healthy diet can affect your hair, skin, nails, weight and even your mood. If you put good in, then good will come out. There are many foods out there that are good to incorporate into your diet, and balance is crucial. But there are 10 staple foods that are easy to implement and can make all the difference. No matter how your lifestyle and routine and even cravings change throughout life, be sure to keep these top 10 foods close.
- Leafy Greens
This is no new news. I wish I could tell you that eating chocolate cake every day was the new secret, but it’s simply not the case. Leafy greens are the most important and most effective way for your to boost you health and beauty. Incorporating lettuce in your eggs or on a sandwich, having an organic green salad at lunch or having a side of them at dinner are all easy changes that can make a huge difference in your health. Greens are jam-packed with essential vitamins that your hair, skin and body needs to maintain a glowing complexion and tone physique.
Dark berries are high in fiber, antioxidants, and polyphenols. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and cranberries are great additions to morning yogurt or a delicious smoothie* and are also some of the best superfoods for clear skin. The antioxidants and polyphenols can keep you achieve a clear and glowing complexion.
Let’s not forget this staple fruit in our diet. Apples are the strongest antioxidant rich foods after cranberries, are also high in fiber, collagen and Vitamin C. Most of the health benefits are in the peel, so eat the entire fruit!
There are many different kinds of tea to incorporate into your routine, depending on your needs. The key is to drink tea regularly and not to stick to only one. Green tea is great for boosting metabolism and healthy skin. Tea contains antioxidants, less caffeine than coffee, can aid in weight loss, give you a clearer complexion, strengthen your immune system and even whiten your teeth.
Nuts are high in Vitamin E, and a source of good (unsaturated) fat, Omega-3 fatty acids. Too many nuts can result in weight gain, so be mindful of your consumption levels. Sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, walnuts are all great sources of nutrition to have for a great snack or to incorporate into a recipe.
6. Protein Powder
Protein is the key to keratin and collagen production. Without sufficient protein in your diet, your hair cannot grow, your skin will grow weary and wrinkle, and your muscles will waste away. Although you find little bits of protein in most foods and this list, and a good amount in eggs and meat, having a daily protein such as Pea Protein can ensure that you have the sufficient amount you need daily. Protein cannot be stored as fat in the body, it must be used and replenished regularly, so add a powder to your morning smoothie for a delicious and easy way to boost your health and beauty.
All veggies should be a part of your diet, they all have key elements to boosting your health, but carrots stand out in the beauty category. Carrots are high in carotenoids, reducing skin cell damage, and Vitamin A which is an antioxidant that attacks free radicals. Dip some raw carrots in hummus or juice it in the morning.
8. Wild Salmon
Wild salmon is a high source of protein, Vitamin D, and especially long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s help reduce inflammation, battle the aging process by combating inflammation and allowing your skin to hold more moisture.
In order for your body to function properly and to rid itself of bad fats, your body needs unsaturated or good fats. One of the highest (and most delicious) sources of good fats are Avocados. Avocados are great in morning toast, a lunch salad or even an evening snack.
Eggs are a high source of protein, vitamin B2,B6, B12 selenium, vitamin D, and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Eggs are a healthy high-protein breakfast. Add avocado to a plate of eggs with tea and a side of fruit for a healthy and delicious beauty boosting breakfast.
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