Foods and Recipes for Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails

Jul 14 2023
Get glowing skin, healthy hair, and strong nails by packing your plate with these delicious superfoods. Happy chewing!

Healthy Beauty Food: Berries

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries—buy whichever berries look best at the market. Their colorful antioxidants will help protect your skin from signs of aging! Try them mixed with fat-free Greek yogurt, or snack on ’em straight. P.S. Frozen berries are just as nutritious as fresh ones, and they can be a lot less expensive.

Healthy Beauty Food: Wild Salmon

Filled with healthy fats for skin moisture, heart health, and happier moods, a salmon fillet is perfect on a salad or with a plate of veggies. Try it grilled, cooked in a skillet, or baked in the oven. A little bit of seasoning is all you need: Garlic and onion is a classic combo, and everything bagel seasoning is an easy and flavorful addition! Just like berries, frozen salmon is convenient and budget friendly.

Healthy Beauty Food: Dark Chocolate

Here’s an excuse to have dessert! Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that help fight the signs of aging, reduce dry skin, and prevent sunburn. Plus, it contains compounds that can help reduce stress hormones. Sprinkle dark chocolate pieces over oatmeal, fresh fruit, yogurt, and more. Use dark chocolate chips (like the sugar-free kind by ChocZero) in the recipes linked to below.

Healthy Beauty Food: Avocado

Get that healthy glow! The monounsaturated fats in avocados keep the top layer of your skin hydrated so it appears soft and vibrant. Avocados are full of healthy fats, but they’re also calorie dense. So, if calories are a concern, practice portion control by sprinkling a few spoonfuls of diced avocado over salads and soups. You can also mash avocado with some fat-free Greek yogurt and spices for a creamy guacamole dip with a protein boost. Pro tip: Pick up an Avocado Hugger to keep leftover avocados fresh or try this hack!

Healthy Beauty Food: Whole Grains

Whole grains release energy slowly; the complex carbs they contain take longer for your body to break down. This can help stabilize blood sugar, which can help keep your skin free of blemishes! Try old-fashioned oats for breakfast, Hungry Girl style: Cook them with twice as much liquid (at least half of that liquid should be water!) for twice as long. The result is a giant portion with the same calorie count as standard oatmeal!

Healthy Beauty Food: Green Tea

With polyphenols that can help keep skin elastic, smooth, and protected from sun damage, green tea is a perfect pick-me-up. Want an even bigger skin boost? Reach for matcha, a more potent powdered form of the tea that you can sip hot or iced. Add your no-calorie sweetener of choice and some unsweetened vanilla almond milk for a tea-rific latte experience!

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