How to get great skin and hair

How do you get great skin and hair?

There are lots of things you can do to improve your complexion and the condition of your hair.  Some of the most important and beneficial things we can do is get plenty of sleep every night, drink lots of water every day and exercise whenever we can.  This is the best recipe for healthy looking skin and hair.  There are also some food types that contribute to the condition of our complexion and hair – we’re going to give you some examples of what you should eat and why, to get great skin and hair.

Kiwi fruit is a fantastic, tasty option that’s loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants.  This surprisingly small fruit packs a punch in terms of helping your skin maintain it’s firmness and keeping wrinkles at bay.  In addition, it’s also good for your teeth and bones.  We think this is the perfect choice for your lunch box.

Sweet potatoes are not only very tasty but they also contain beta-carotene which is an antioxidant that helps fight the ageing process.  Try mashed sweet potatoes as an alternative to regular mash – the kids will love it too.

Blueberries – most people know that bluberries are classed as a superfood.  These tiny berrys are said to give us all sorts of health benefits as they’re packed with vitamin C and E, riboflavin, niacin and folate.  It’s said that the catechins found in blueberries assist in the fat burning process within the stomach.  We’re definitely eating more of these.

Salmon and oily fish are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for keeping your skin supple and moisturised.  This type of fish also contains vitamin D which helps keep your teeth and bones strong.

Spinach – love it or hate it, is absolutely packed with all sorts of vitamins and other goodies.  It’s got vitamins B, C and E, lutein for sparkling eyes, potassium, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium and iron.  We prefer to eat it raw rather than cooked so why not try adding some to your salad to get all these health benefits.

Tomatoes, another known superfood, are packed with vitamins A, C and K plus folate and potassium.  Also, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorous and copper.  As if that’s not enough, they also contain fibre, essential for a healthy diet.

Prunes can improve the condition of your hair due to their iron content.  Iron helps keep hair soft and silky smooth, reducing the risk of dryness and split ends.

Walnuts and pumpkin seeds are not only a great healthy snack, they also do wonders for your hair.  They’re both loaded with nutrients such as protein, omega 6 fatty acids, zinc and iron – all of which hair loves to remain in tip top condition.

Green peas offer a vast array of vitamins and minerals for healthy skin and hair, such as iron, zinc and vitamin B.