Healthy fats like nuts, avocado, salmon and olive oil help to hydrate. Eating healthy fats is a major part of luxurious locks and a top layer of protection. Add it into your daily routine by sautéing foods in olive oil or swapping mayo for mashed avocado.
Iron from sources like spinach and beef helps to increase blood flow to cells. That means a healthy glow and a healthy scalp for better hair, and better cells all over.
Biotin, and all B vitamins, are amazing for hair and nails. A diet low in biotin can show itself when you have lank locks. Eggs and fortified cereals are two easy ways to add it to your diet. But one of the richest sources of biotin is organ meats like liver and kidneys. You can score other B vitamins in whole grains and meats.
Foods like beans, meats, quinoa, eggs, dairy and tofu complete the picture with protein. A protein deficiency can be manifested with weak, dry and unhealthy hair. Protein is also important for building new cells. And don’t be fooled by old ways of thinking: vegans and vegetarians can still get plenty of protein in their diet!
Food like berries, sweet potato, broccoli, greens, green tea and dark chocolate all contain antioxidants. They fight against free radicals that come from the sun, air pollutants and stress ( so keep your cool when wedding planning!).
Foods that have a high water content like cucumber, berries and of course, water itself, keep your cells hydrated so they can function properly. That means faster cell turnover for radiant skin and plump cells so you your skin doesn’t look dry and dull.
Foods like citrus, kiwis and berries specifically provide the antioxidant vitamin C. They are super important for not only battling free radicals, but also giving your skin a strong structural network underneath.