Sometimes, the key to a youthful, fresh and healthy complexion and mane can’t be achieved through products alone – instead, supplementing great face and hair products with nutrient-dense “superfoods” is just the match – and just what the doctor ordered.

 

Now, we all hear a lot about all of these great “superfoods” and it seems like every other week, there is a new superfood darling that we all absolutely must start eating in order improve skin complexion and promote healthy hair growth. Enough is enough! We’re cutting through the fuss and muss to give you the true breakdown of what foods truly are super!

 

5 Super Foods for Super Hair & Skin:

 

Aronia Berries

Health benefits: These action-packed berries but blueberries to shame. One of the main essential vitamins, polyphenols, reduces inflammation, minimizes wrinkles and acne and increases healthy circulation

Eat me!: Bake into muffins, add to your morning smoothie, top your yogurt parfait!

 

Bell Peppers:

Health benefits: Vitamin C to improve collagen production for both skin and hair, helping to keep split ends at bay and nourish your skin for a plumper, youthful glow.

Eat me!: Throw into your favorite salad, pasta sauce, Asian stir-fry, or eat with a tub of hummus for a delicious snack.

 

Spinach:

Health benefits: Packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and beta-carotene, spinach is the secret weapon for keeping those wrinkles away. All three vitamins work in tandem to protect your skin from the harmful aging UV rays.

Eat me!: Make Pop-eye proud and add spinach to your salads, sandwiches, and soups. Or, throw into a pan over medium head and wilt down for the tried and true spinach side dish.

 

Lentils:

Health benefits: These legumes are loaded with protein and iron, which are essential for full-bodied hair and strong locks.

Eat me!: Lentil soup is a perfect way to get your fill of these healthy legumes, and warm up during the colder winter months. Add to any salad or serve as a side dish along with your healthy dinner.

 

Almonds:

Health benefits: These nuts are one of the best sources of Vitamin E, which is a vital nutrient that helps the skin ward off damaging free radicals as well as protect from the sun’s damaging rays.

Eat me!: Add almonds to your favorite salads, backed goods, cereal, or just grab ‘em by the handful! Eat them in moderation however, since almonds are calorie-dense.