17 Foods for Healthy Skin and Hair

Spirulina

spirulina

Spirulina is referred to as a ‘complete food’ due its exceptionally high nutrient content. An all round beauty super-food, providing iron and B vitamins for healthy hair, skin-healer vitamin E and chlorophyll, and a natural detoxifier.

Get your daily dose of spirulina with Beauty & Go SKIN DETOX

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are one of the best plant sources of omega-3 essential fats, which help skin cells retain moisture. As well as a great source of protective antioxidants and minerals including zinc, needed for skin healing and helpful for acne sufferers.

 

Pomegranates

pomegranates

Pomegranates contain punicalagins, an extremely powerful antioxidant with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to protect against the free-radical damage that contributes to skin ageing.

The entire Beauty & Go range contains pomegranate concentrate.

Avocados

avocados

Avocadoes are an excellent source of vitamin E, which helps moisturise skin, aids skin healing and has antioxidant effects. Healthy monounsaturated fats act as a natural skin softener and help keep hair and nails in good condition.

Blueberries

blueberries

High in flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that protects the skin against ageing. Also an excellent source of vitamin C (1 cup provides more than 100% RDA), for healthy collagen formation making it one of the best foods for healthy skin and hair.

Turmeric

Provides curcumin, with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. As well as acting as an antioxidant itself, it boosts the activity of the body’s own antioxidant enzymes, so its actions against free radicals are two-fold.

Don’t fancy a curry? Beauty & Go SKIN SHOT contains turmeric and cocoa!

Chocolate

chocolate

Cocoa is one of the richest sources of antioxidants of all foods. Particularly high in flavanols, which help maintain healthy blood flow, essential for delivering oxygen and nutrients around the body, including to the skin.

Carrots

carrots

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted in the body to vitamin A, an essential nutrient for keeping skin firm and damage resistant and for keeping the scalp and hair healthy.

You can also top up on beta-carotenes by drinking SUMMER SKIN

Sauerkraut

sauerkraut

Gut health has a huge influence upon health, including skin health. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut are one of the healthiest ways to improve the balance of your gut bacteria, due to its content of live probiotics.

 

Kale

kale

Kale is the top plant source of iron; blood flow to your hair and skin is dependent upon adequate iron in the body. Kale is likewise a good source of vitamins A, C and E, as well as protective plant chemicals such as sulphoraphane.

Salmon

salmon

Oily fish are the best dietary source of omega-3 fats, which have strong anti-inflammatory effects and keep skin, nails and hair healthy. On top of providing astaxanthin, a carotenoid, which can reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing.

Almonds

almonds

Almonds are a super source of healthy fats and the minerals magnesium, selenium, copper and manganese, a decent dose of iron and zinc, plus vitamin E, B vitamins, fibre, high quality plant protein and a host of phytochemicals!

Pulses

pulses

Hair and nails are made of protein and collagen formation requires amino acids from protein, so protein-rich foods like lentils, beans and chickpeas are crucial to provide the building blocks for healthy, strong hair and skin.

Eggs

Eggs are another top protein source and also provides ‘beauty hero’ biotin or vitamin B7, which is present in the hair follicles and a lack can lead to brittle hair. Biotin also keeps your nails strong and healthy.

Green Tea

green tea

Green tea is a source of protective anti-ageing antioxidants, called catechins, which help prevent the damage caused by free radicals, provide protection against UV rays and have anti-inflammatory effects.

Water

water

Water is of course essential to keep the body and skin hydrated. Your hair is also 25% water and gets dry if dehydrated just like the rest of the body, so drinking 2 litres every day will help you achieve lustrous hair and skin.

Quinoa

quinoa

Quinoa is another one of the great foods for healthy skin and hair as it provides fibre, zinc, iron and B vitamins. Zinc is needed for protein synthesis and cell growth in the body so is essential to healthy hair, both helping with repair and boosting growth.

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