Eating natural, whole foods have a positive affect on ones skin and hair. Foods high in antioxidants make your skin glow, your hair shine and your fingernails stronger. Good skin is a reflection of a good diet, so it’s important to make sure you are getting all of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids that your body needs to be as healthy as possible.
How Vitamins and Minerals Affect Your Skin:
Vitamin C helps to keep the skin tissue healthy. Some foods that contain this super vitamin are red peppers, strawberries, grapefruit, and collard greens.
Zinc can help minimize adult acne. Foods that are rich in Zinc include beef, oysters, lentils, and kidney beans.
I personally like to follow a rotation diet. It entails eating a variety of different healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, etc. every day of the week, so that I’m getting all of the essential nutrients my body needs. It’s not enough to just eat your favorite foods everyday, but it’s healthier to have a wide variety in your diet. To make sure you are getting all of the essentials for healthy beautiful skin, you can also take a multi-vitamin daily.
Healing Powers of Flaxseed Oil:
The more I learn about flaxseed oil the more I am impressed by it’s power to heal and hydrate. Not only does this emollient oil hydrate the skin and hair, but it is a wonderful aid for digestion. The oil itself can be taken by capsule or by ingesting actual cold pressed flaxseed. You can add the latter to a smoothie, to your favorite salad dressing, or for the brave – taking two tablespoons with a juice chaser in the morning. You can also find pulverized flaxseed in a health food store and sprinkle it on a salad, hot cereal or soup.