There is always something we would like to improve on ourselves, be it our dress size, hair color or nose shape. We have somehow gotten used to the fact that it’s not normal to completely accept who we are and the way we look like, which is why we always have something to nag about on our bodies.
If you’ve got health issues, then it’s a different story and striving to make things better is definitely something you should be working on. Your diet has a great impact on your body, which is why we’ll discuss some superfoods that can help you have a wonderful transformation without any medication and chemicals. Here are seven superfoods that can help you get a healthy skin, luscious hair and the body you feel in which you feel great.
1. Argan Oil
As we will be focusing on superfoods and products that can be used to improve overall state of your body, with special attention to skin and hair, it seems only natural to start with argan oil. This superfood can be used for just about anything, from cooking to making a face scrub, though you’ve probably seen it most in hair shampoos. When it comes to your skin, there isn’t a property that argan oil can’t provide – it does wonders for moisturizing your skin, so you can basically just smear it all over your body whenever you want and enjoy its amazing effects. It’s also one of the best ingredients for when you’re making a hair mask, it will make your hair silky and bouncy, so you can’t really go wrong with using it in whatever way you can think of.
Ever heard of lycopene? It’s one of the best antioxidants you can use to prevent early skin aging and tomatoes are rich with it. This fruit (yes, it is in fact a fruit) that is used as a vegetable bears a plethora of nutrients excellent for your metabolism and of course your skin and hair too. Incorporating tomatoes into your everyday diet is easy, since they’re delicious and widely available and if you consume them regularly, they can diminish risks of serious diseases. Thanks to vitamins and minerals tomatoes offer, you can be sure that both your skin and your hair will look nurtured, just remember that tomatoes have best effect when eaten cooked.
You’ve probably already heard of amazing properties this superfood has to offer, and we’re here to confirm. Blueberries are a power plant of nutrients that our bodies direly need to function optimally and they’re the great protectors of our immune system too. Their number one quality is antioxidant activity they have when ingested, as they keep free radicals at bay, which in turn makes your whole metabolism healthier and slows down the aging process. These berries are incredibly good for you and what’s more they’re very low in the calorie food chain, so you can snack on them whenever you feel like it. Vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese are just a few of the goodies that blueberries have to flaunt and they’re good news for your hair and skin.
4. Dark Chocolate
Now here is some good news. Even when you’re steering clear from sweets, dark chocolate is still allowed in moderation, in fact it is recommendable to have some from time to time. The good news here is the cocoa, which has to be at least 70% of the chocolate’s content. When you nibble on this healthy sweet regularly, you can expect that your skin will be well hydrated and it’s also great protection from the sun’s bad influence. It will take good care of your hair, as it nourishes your whole body. Just remember, however you buy your dark chocolate – be it in a supermarket, online meal delivery service or from any other source, make sure it’s the real deal that you’re buying and don’t go under 70% cocoa.
Have you ever given fresh kiwis a real chance? They taste delicious and they’re incredibly nutrient dense, though for some reason, not too many people talk about this super fruit. You can use kiwi to fight off wrinkles by making a face mask and some women just put slices of kiwi straight on their face. You can’t go wrong here, especially because they’re so rich in fiber and potassium and don’t forget vitamin C, which protects our whole metabolism from trouble.
Though they are an acquired taste, having oysters from time to time is a great way to supply your body with zinc that isn’t easily found in other foods. Zinc is indispensible when it comes to keeping our mental capacities in check, and it’s also very important for the proper functioning of the prostate, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Vitamin A, potassium, selenium and iron abound in oysters as well, and we can’t forget that it improves collagen formation that keeps your skin looking radiant. An additional perk is that oysters are mood enhancers as well, so maybe you should get accustomed to them and consume them regularly.
Walnuts have many health benefits to offer and protecting your body, hair and skin are certainly among them. If you snack on them regularly, you’re ensuring you’ve got enviable skin and hair to match, not to mention that walnuts are packed with many other nutrients that are game changers when it comes to self-care. They’re also rich in antioxidants, can help with diabetes issues and we can’t forget omega-3 fatty acids, that take care of everything – from normal brain function to your nails and eyes. Just make sure that you eat walnuts moderately, otherwise you risk weight gain, as they are quite full of fats.
Superfoods are our best way to get back to natural prevention against any health condition we could encounter. These seven foods will bring noticeable improvements to your general well-being, your hair and skin included. But it’s best to try it yourself and see how effective they are. – Theresa Brawner
Theresa Brawner is a 28-year-old fitness instructor from Boston, MA, who writes articles for www.diet.st in her free time. When she isn’t helping new moms get back in shape, you can find her in the kitchen, working on new recipes.