Keeping your hair and nails in the best condition isn’t just about taking care from the outside but also looking after your body with the nutrients you give it.
Keep reading to find out the top 10 foods for healthy nails and thicker hair.
It’s essential to make healthy food choices as you only get one body and you need to take care of it. Your food choices affect how you feel today, tomorrow and the future. As well as your diet affecting your skin and hair, it also helps reduce the risk of chronic disease and improves your heart health by maintaining a healthy weight.
Antioxidants are needed by the body, to protect against damage. Without antioxidants, stress hormones and inflammation can affect the cells in hairs and nails. Blueberries contain one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits so are excellent.
Magnesium is essential for maintaining healthy hair and nails and Almond’s are packed full of it. Magnesium is a natural anti-stress mineral and stress is one of the leading causes of hair loss.
Eggs contain Biotin. Biotin is a B-Complex vitamin if you lack this vitamin you may have weak hair and nails. Our Skin, Hair & Nails supplement also contains Biotin, if you have nail or hair concerns.
Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which helps reduce skin inflammation and keep it moisturised, as the scalp is skin, this means hair follicles are healthy.
Walnuts are packed full of two ingredients which help your hair. Omega 3 which keeps hair hydrated and vitamin E which repairs damaged follicles. So snacking on these will keep your locks healthy and thick.
Apricots have a high ratio of vitamin A which helps produce a condition substance for the scalp known as sebum, which keeps it looking and feeling healthy.
Oats are known as a natural beauty food and are one of the best foods you can eat to keep you looking your best. Just half a cup of oats provide you with 25% of your recommended daily allowance of Biotin which helps hair, skin and nails remain healthy.
The vitamin C in this wonder veggie eliminates free radicals and helps make your hair thicker and more robust. It also is an excellent source of B vitamins, which reduce stress and in a way combat hair loss.
Biotin also is known as vitamin H, can improve hair that is splitting or thinning as well as strengthen weak nails and Bananas are packed full of it.
10. Greek Yogurt
This yoghurt contains protein, calcium, magnesium and zinc, all of which are vital for healthy nails. The zinc also helps cell growth to prevent brittle or thin hair.
If you aren’t sure how to add these foods into your everyday diet, why not read our article on Smoothie recipes? Or our healthy breakfast ideas for when you are in a rush?