Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder… but it can also be on your dinner plate or in your favorite mug, too.
That’s right, certain superfoods really bring their A-game to the table not only by supporting your cells and overall good health, but also by lending their nutrients to your hair, skin, nails, and even the sparkle in your eye. Read on to find which superfoods to integrate into your diet to see maximum (and seriously gorgeous) results.
Our skin, hair, and nails rely on collagen for strength and elasticity. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which can lead to brittle nails, lackluster hair, sunken skin, and — you guessed it — wrinkles.
You can boost your skin’s hydration and set the stage for healthy beauty by adding a collagen supplement to your routine. My favorite, Earth Echo Collagen Peptides, are flavorless and odorless and can be mixed with anything from your morning coffee to your after-workout smoothie, to your healthy muffins, cookies, brownies, and more.
Sweet potatoes are not only a naturally delicious and filling source of carbohydrates, they’re packed with beta carotene, which can be converted into beauty-enhancing vitamin A.
Beta carotene may also act as a natural sunblock, helping prevent sunburn, dry skin, and the death of healthy cells.
Zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C… broccoli has them all, and they’re all great for your skin.
Broccoli also contains lutein, a carotenoid that works similarly to beta carotene and protects your skin from oxidative damage. Broccoli is also a good source of phytonutrients, which may help lower inflammation in the body, increasing overall good health and wellness.
Bonus: Since vitamin C can also help drop histamine reactions, broccoli may aid in combatting seasonal allergies… and the loss of much-coveted beauty sleep!
Is there anything avocados can’t do? (Seriously.)
These creamy green wonders are high in healthy fats, which help keep your skin flexible and supple. They also contain compounds that may help protect your skin from UV damage, which, of course, can contribute to signs of aging.
And, finally, avocados are rich in vitamin E, which helps protect against oxidative damage, and vitamin C, which your body needs to create collagen.
Here’s a recipe for Stuffed Avocados if you’re looking for a quick, healthy, beauty-boosting lunch.
BONUS: Beauty Hot Toddy Drink
This is one of my favorite elixirs for a decadent treat that also serves your body and soul. Check out the recipe and video and let’s make this together.
Which of these superfoods will you be integrating more into your diet? Comment below, I’d love to hear!