The current cold weather in San Diego could get your skin and hair dry as it sucks the moisture out of them or may cause other conditions yet that might not be the sole reason for this, as it could be a simple case of malnutrition. So the best course of action is to make certain you’re getting those essential vitamins and nutrients that helps preventing those conditions and attain healthier hair and glowing skin, so make sure your breakfast, lunch and dinner includes those following foods.
Fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids have incredible beauty benefits, including glowing skin and shiny strands. About three percent of the hair shaft is made up of omega-3 fatty acids. They’re found in cell membranes on your scalp and in the natural oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated.
One of nature’s best medicines, the sulphur present in garlic prevents infections and helps in reducing inflammation. It also enhances blood flow thus giving the skin a natural glow. To make the most of its naturally antibiotic compounds, it’s best to crush or chop garlic and leave it on the cutting board for a few minutes before cooking.
These nuts have omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which help the body retain moisture, giving your mane a healthy-looking shine. The protein content of the walnuts helps boost hair follicles, making hair fuller and stronger. Walnuts also contain vitamin E that help your skin stay smooth and plump. Moreover protect your hair from sun damage and keep it lustrous and shiny. Get your daily dose of by eating a handful raw or throwing some chopped walnuts in your salad, pasta or dessert.
Almonds are rich in flavonoids and vitamin E, which is vital to skin health. They can help ward off damaging free radicals and even oxidative damage caused by smoking. Almonds also make a great source of satisfying fiber and protein, and their manganese and selenium content helps keep your hair shiny. Grab a handful of almonds, or enjoy them in almond butter spread on apple slices.
Tomatoes are super useful for skin, contain high level of lycopene which has marvelous benefits on the skin. Tomatoes are beneficial to the skin by adding tomato and tomato products in the diet. They help the skin to take in more oxygen which delays the process of aging by preventing the formation of wrinkles. They are helpful in brightening the complexion and in reducing sun damage caused by the ultra violet rays of the sun.
Nothing is easier than having Greek yogurt with your San Diego breakfast and also mixing it with some healthy berries, It’s packed with protein, the building block of your locks. Greek yogurt also has an ingredient that helps with blood flow to your scalp and hair growth. It’s called vitamin B5 (known as pantothenic acid) and may even help against hair thinning and loss.
Contrary to popular belief, chocolate does not cause acne. In fact, research has shown that dark chocolate even protects skin from sun damage. Chocolate, or rather raw cacao, contains anti-aging antioxidants called flavonoids, which fight free radicals to protect your skin from ultra violet damage and prevent the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discolorations.
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