Filling your body with nutritious, wholesome food has more benefits than just for your waistline. These foods are packed with vitamins and nutrients essential to your body. Filling your body with these wonders will naturally give you glowing skin and shiny hair.
For Glowing skin
An apple a day will keep the dermatologist away. The forbidden fruit is loaded with antioxidants, which boosts collagen in the skin. It will help you wind back the clock.
Mangoes, Apricots & Papaya
These fruits contain a pigment called carotenoid, which we have stored in a layer of fat right beneath our skin. Eating any of these fruits will help improve your skin tone, giving you a natural, rosy glow.
Bananas are rich in vitamin A, B and E and are known to be anti-ageing. The peels are somewhat magical, so stop before you toss them in the bin. Acne-prone skin will benefit greatly. Rub a bit of peel on the affected area and after a few minutes it will be completely dry. If you have time, let it rest for 30 minutes then wash off with warm water. Banana peel is even said to help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Any tomato-based food can help clear up acne as it contains Lycopene which helps fight off acne-promoting hormones. It is also said to protect your skin from UV rays as it contains anti-oxidants.
Lemons & Water
Banish coffee and sugary fizzy drinks because everything you need is in water. I know you know this already but it’s true. Without water, your body won’t function to its full potential. Water flushes away toxins and improves the appearance of your skin. If you need a little zing in your drink, squirt some lemon juice into it. Lemons help detoxify the skin resulting in a natural glow. Lemon has other talents too! Got dark spots? Apply lemon directly to the skin to help lighten them. Mix lemon with honey, apply it to your face and wash off 10 minutes later. You’ve got yourself an instant, glow-worthy facial.
For Shiny Hair
Protein is an important part of the make up of healthy hair but in order to utilise it better, it requires folic acid. Asparagus is densely packed with this, a B-complex vitamin that helps the protein get to your hair faster. One cup will give you half of your daily requirement.
Lentils are a great source of iron, which is important to getting full, luscious locks. It helps bring oxygen to the hair follicles, which promotes growth and fullness so great for those with thinner hair.
Vitamin B and E are required for a healthy scalp and the growth of new strands. Avocadoes are a great source of the both of them. They’re also full of healthy fats which plump up and moisturize hair follicles, giving you hair that is super shiny!
Eggs are rich in biotin, which helps improve the appearance of shine in your hair. Biotin is a common ingredient in shampoos and conditioners so eggs help you to get this ingredient organically. It’s also another great source of protein.
Although many people try to steer clear of consuming too much red meat, it can actually do wonders for your locks. It is one of the best sources of protein so consuming it a couple of times a week will enhance the shine, strength and health of your hair.