Top 5 Vegan Foods For Glowing Skin and Shiny Hair
Posted on October 26 2017
When it comes to beauty, you must trust the old adage “you are what you eat”.
Having said that, when it comes to getting your share of nutrients there’s a lot of myth about how a vegan diet lacks nutrients. But contrary to this belief, a well-balanced vegan meal is actually packed with all the nutrients you need for a glowing skin and better health.
We spoke to some beauty gurus and nutritionists and chalked out a list of 5 super vegan foods (and drinks) for a glowing complexion, stronger nails and beautiful mane that you can easily find at your local superstore. These plant based foods are all you need for a beautiful you outside. These vegan beauty foods will not only give you that healthy glow but also leave you more energetic, sexy as well as simply gorgeous.
So ditch those super expensive creams with animal derivatives, chemical loaded products and stock up these beauty foods in your kitchen to keep you looking younger and give you healthy hair and nails.
Avocado is one of the richest and yummiest source of Vitamin E and this together with Kalium found in this super food boosts skin’s luminosity while keeping it smooth and healthy by regulating the hydration process. It also prevents aging by reducing wrinkles as it helps maintain the elasticity of your skin by promoting the creation of collagen.
Nuts are a wonderful healthy snack that can keep you away from munching those oily and unhealthy crisps. Walnuts are one of the best ways to get your dose of omega 3 fatty acids, plus its also packed with Vitamin E, manganese and antioxidants that works wonders for your hair and skin.
Another yummy nut that you must add to your diet is Brazil nut. They are packed with hair and skin-boosting vitamin E, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium and iron. Plus it also contains more than 100 percent of the daily value for the mineral selenium? What this means is that it may help prevent certain cancers, such as prostate and breast cancer. They make great toppings for desserts as well as add that extra crunch in your rice or vegetables.
Blueberries are known to have one of the highest antioxidant properties among all fruits while strawberries are known to have more anti-aging Vitamin C per serving than grapefruit or oranges.
So knock off a few years by adding these delicious berries to your everyday diet. Add a cup of berries to your smoothies, yogurt or cereal to prevent free radical damage and protect you from premature aging.
4. Aloe Vera.
Aloe vera is most commonly used for wounds and sunburns. But this miracle plant is also great for skin and hair. Best had early in the morning, a bit of aloe vera juice mixed with your daily drink will boost your immune system, aid indigestion and give you a clear skin.
The plant’s anti-inflammatory properties prevent the outbreak of acne and its special ingredients are also known to produce collagens and elastins, ensuring you look younger. It is also wonderful for and is known to stimulate hair growth and treat dandruff.
If that wasn’t all, spinach is also a good source of vitamins B, C, and E, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also a great food to nibble on if you want to shed those extra pounds. Toss them in your salads, blend in your smoothies or just have them raw with pinch of salt and lemon, you’ll love them.
Complement these foods with regular exercise, fresh air, sufficient timely sleep and a good skin and hair care regime and not only will you knock off a few years off your face, but you’ll also look and feel better.