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Top 3 foods to eat for healthier skin, hair and nails

Many studies have established the critical role that nutrition plays on our skin, and how a deficiency of certain nutrients makes the skin more susceptible to certain conditions. However, because of the overwhelming amount of information out there today, lots of people are still confused about what’s best for their bodies. Thankfully, though, most dermatologists and nutritionists are in agreement that the following foods are great for your skin, hair and nails:

Leafy greens

Leafy greens such as kale, collards and spinach are a great source of phytonutrients. Spinach, in particular, is packed with beta-carotene and lutein, two nutrients that help promote your skin’s elasticity. What’s more, leafy greens also contain vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant against environmental toxins and exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Vitamin C also promotes collagen production, which promotes the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Isn’t it hard to imagine just how we can manage without our good old green veggies?

Olive oil and avocados

Avocados are becoming ever more popular, and for highly justifiable reasons. In addition to providing dietary fiber, they are a rich source of healthy fats and vitamin E and vitamin C. Vitamin E has been shown to offer protection against UV rays, as well as prevent inflammation on the skin caused by UV radiation. Olive oil is also a good source of vitamin E and is additionally rich in other antioxidant nutrients that prevent premature aging by fighting free radicals in the skin cells. It is best consumed in its raw form—just dump a tablespoon on your food and you’re good to go.

Fermented foods

A lot of skin conditions (such as acne) are usually the result of an unhealthy gut. A healthy gut really is the foundation for healthy, radiant skin. When the gut is not performing at its best—which is often the case for a lot of people—the food they eat is not digested properly, and some vital nutrients are not absorbed. Cultured foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut and yogurt introduce healthy bacteria into the gut, allowing it to function better and consequently improving overall health.

Once you've got your diet in great shape, it's time to boost your skin's natural glow with a healthy skin care regime. 100% natural skin care products which don't contain allergens and harmful chemicals are a great way to prevent flareups and ensure your skin looks and feels beautiful. Find out more at Fahari Naturals today.

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