There’s a saying that says our nails, hair, and skin often tell us how healthy we are, and are signs of how healthy our diet is. Foods that inflame our cells and cause a breakdown and end up tearing apart the collagen, keratin, and elastin that provide supple skin, strong and silky hair, and strong, fast-growing nails. Toxic overload, stress, and poor diet all contribute to lackluster skin, dry and brittle hair, and brittle nails that never seem to grow. There are 5 Everyday Superfoods For Your Nails, Hair, and Skin and those are oats, almonds, raw organic pumpkin seeds, orange root veggies, and greens.
1. Almond Lover’s Hummus
Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that supports collagen production and provides anti-inflammatory benefits for the body. Almonds also contain a large amount of plant-based protein, rich in amino acids that are needed to support collagen growth and strengthen the body. Almonds are also a great source of calcium, which provides nutritional support for our bones, hair, skin, teeth, and nails. You should try this delicious Almond Lover’s Hummus.
2. How To Make Homemade Almond Butter
Learn How To Make Homemade Almond Butter, so you can use it anytime you want. Soaking the almonds neutralizes the enzyme inhibitors and increases beneficial enzymes. You don’t really know if this step has been taken when you buy store bought almond butter, so when you make it yourself, you know it’s as nutritious as possible.
3. Protein Rich Green Smoothie
Your body soaks up the nutrients from green foods like a magical nutritional sponge! Vitamins A, C, E, K, and even B vitamins and iron are all provided to your body when you eat leafy greens. Green foods such as spinach, broccoli, kale, watercress, and collards also contain a good amount of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Try this Protein Rich Green Smoothie!
4. Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Chickpeas, Kale, Sprouts, and Seeds
Purple sprouting broccoli is in season and a perfect addition to a winter vegetable plate. The vegetable provides many benefits, including Vitamin A and C, iron, fiber, and calcium. If you can’t find purple sprouting broccoli, no problem, replace them with regular broccoli. Try this Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Chickpeas, Kale, Sprouts, and Seeds!
5. Sweet Potato Salad
Sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and winter squash all contain high amounts of Vitamin A which support your nails, hair, and skin as well. These foods are also rich in Vitamin C, an anti-oxidant that lower stress which can weaken collagen, elastin, and keratin in the body. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant to combat free radical production that can lead to aging. So, try this delicious and easy Sweet Potato Salad.
6. Roasted Veggies With Buttery Garlic and Spinach Salad
9. Roasted Cauliflower and Coconut Overnight Porridge Pots
Oats are one of the most inexpensive superfoods you can eat. Even if you don’t digest glutinous grains well, gluten-free oats are there to save you. Whole grains are important for most everyone’s diets. Opt for our Roasted Cauliflower and Coconut Overnight Porridge Pots. This make-ahead friendly and plant-based bowl is wonderfully creamy, sweet, and belly-filling in all the right ways.