Eating for Healthy Skin and Hair -

Eating for Healthy Skin and Hair

Your reflection in the mirror may be a reflection of what you are eating.  Whether it’s shiny hair or a youthful complexion you seek, focusing on a healthy diet may do wonders for your skin and hair.  Here are some tips and top foods for looking your best:

First and foremost, eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats is a must.  Crash diets and fad diets can make hair and skin look dull and dry because they deprive the body of key nutrients.

Top foods for hair and skin:

Foods High in Omega-3 Fats:
• Salmon, walnuts, flaxseed
• Supports a healthy scalp
• Essential fatty acids prevent inflammation and help retain moisture

Whole Grain Products
• Oats, bread, pasta, rice
• Contains selenium which prevents damage to skin cells
• High in zinc which is good for your hair

Green Veggies
• Spinach, broccoli, kale
• High in vitamins A and C which helps keep scalp and hair moisturized
• Contains antioxidants which help prevent skin damage

Low Fat Dairy Products
• Skim milk, yogurt, cheese made with 2% milk
• Good sources of calcium which helps with hair growth
• Also high in vitamin A (like green veggies, helps moisturize hair)

Also remember to get plenty of water on top of your balanced diet full of whole grains, veggies and low fat dairy.  Gorgeous hair and skin is just a bite away!

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