We all know that eating the right foods keeps our figures slim and trim. But did guys know that eating the right nutrients can also make our skin glow and hair shine?
"I can tell when my clients are eating well and drinking their water, their eyes look clear and their skin looks great!"
- says Sara Ryba, RD, CDN, a nutritionist in private practice in New York City.
So, reading this line I thought why don't we kill two birds with one stone and get both slimmer and more gorgeous at the same time?
Here are Ryba's 8 beauty foods, which, she promises, will help us look our very best!
1. Water ...
It's true that gulping down loads of water will help your skin look its prettiest.
"Water helps your skin by getting by-products out of your body."
-says Ryba, respected nutritionist
By drinking lots of water, you're helping your kidneys function better, which in turn helps skin avoid a sallow, tired look.
2. Salmon ...
4. Avocado ...
All 3 foods contain omega-3 fatty acids, compounds that help reduce inflammation in the body. That reduction in inflammation helps combat problems like puffy eyes, pronounced fine lines, and sagging skin. Be sure to buy wild, not farmed salmon, to get the best fatty acids. Grind your flaxseeds before sprinkling them on yogurt or cereal for the most benefit.
5. Nuts ...
# 6 Wheat Germ ...
Both nuts and wheat germ are chock-full of biotin, a nutrient known for making hair and nails strong and resilient.
7. Berries ...
8. Melon ...
Both berries and melon are low-sugar fruits and help to make skin firm and taut. It's important to avoid high-sugar foods, including high-sugar fruits like pineapple and banana. "[Foods with a lot of sugar] cause your blood sugar to rise, which makes insulin come into your system and sets off a chain of hormonal reactions."
Those hormonal reactions can make your body retain water and increase inflammation, both of which contribute to puffiness and tired-looking skin.
Know about other foods that make the skin smoother and the hair shinier? Please share with me in the comments!