The influx of superfoods and new healthy lifestyles has swept across the world to encourage a more ‘green’ and ‘healthier’ lifestyle. Which ones should you pick?
With the fitness and health industry forever adopting the latest fad diets and beauty tricks, it can be quite challenging to pinpoint what exactly we should incorporate into our diets to be the best we can be.
So to help you stock your cupboards full of beauty foods, we have compiled some simple ingredients that can help revitalise your natural beauty.
For Brighter Eyes…
Now as many of us know, having bright, sparkly, crisp white eyes can be essential to avoid appearing ‘tired’ or ‘dull-looking’. Our retinas have the highest concentration of fatty acids in comparison to any other tissue in the body, therefore adding antioxidants to your diet is a great way to protect your eye health.
Key nutrients such as vitamin A, beta carotene and B vitamins can be found in a wide variety of foods including chia seeds, eggs, carrots and blackberries. Try adding these as part of your daily diet to help protect retinal tissue and to support cell membranes.
For Shinier Hair…
Dry and brittle hair is usually caused by a nutritional deficiency caused by a poor diet, hormonal imbalances, post-pregnancy, ageing and daily stresses. These factors can have an impact on our hair and scalp and could even put us at risk of hair loss.
Try eating foods rich in vitamin C, protein, antioxidants and silica. These can be easily added to your daily diet and can help improve your circulation to the scalp. In particular, having too little protein in your diet can lead to slow growth and brittle ends.
To Banish Dark Circles…
The skin around our eyes is our most delicate and as we begin to age that skin may become much darker and appear dull. Especially when we experience changes in our water balance, the body tends to retain fluid which can cause bags and dark circles. Hydration, in particular, is essential to help improve the skin around our eyes. When the body is dehydrated, our skin becomes thinner and blood vessels tend to appear much more obvious.
To avoid dark circles and premature ageing, try eating foods with a high water content. This can be found especially in cucumber and watermelon. However, adding berries to your diet such as blueberries and goji berries can help to protect the skin from ageing, as well as improving circulation to the eyes.