Everybody needs to eat to survive (pretty obvious!) but what you eat determines the quality of your life. A healthy balanced diet does not only reduce the instances of illness but also results in beautiful hair and skin. Although it is said that you must include all the nutrients in your diet, it is always better to be specific. Here’s a list of superfoods that you must have for good hair and skin in winters.
Almonds are a rich source of various vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin E and magnesium which not only helps the body to maintain proper functions but also encourage the healthy growth of hair, skin, and nails. The hair follicles often become weak due to dandruff, excessive oil and pollution. Almonds make the hair follicles stronger, thus preventing hair fall. Therefore, make sure you include almonds in your daily diet.
Walnuts are packed with antioxidants that battle free radicals which cause ageing. It also prevents skin damage caused by pollution, dust, and harmful UV rays. They are a good source of potassium, omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. All these ingredients strengthen hair follicles. Thus, eating walnuts regularly leaves you with longer and stronger hair.
Many people might not be aware of the fact that vitamin A is as important for hair growth as protein. Packed with vitamin A, carrots can offer many benefits to your hair. It is also helpful in keeping your skin vibrant and healthy. Drink a glass of carrot juice daily for that natural blush. This will also help fade skin blemishes and scars.
If we were to talk about superfoods, spinach would definitely be on top of the list. It is a rich source of vitamin A, B, C and E, iron, magnesium, potassium and omega 3 fatty acids. All of these are essential for beautiful and lustrous hair. It is also effective in fighting acne which is one of the most common skin problems. It is advisable to consume leafy vegetables that have been grown organically because there’s no peel that can be removed and water cannot wash away any pesticides that might have been used.
Regular consumption of peanuts provides us with a clear and glowing skin. This happens because of the presence of healthy fats. They are also good for your hair because of the presence of Biotin, which plays an important role in hair growth and also determines the overall health of the scalp. Lack of Biotin can lead to hair loss. Therefore it is important to include Biotin in our diet.
Eating tomatoes regularly has been found to be very effective in treating acne. This can be attributed to the ability of tomatoes to remove toxins from our system. It is also effective in shrinking large open pores, tightening our skin and giving it a natural glow.
We wish you a glowing skin and beautiful hair this winter!