It’s simple really. What you put inside your body will make an appearance in the condition of hair, skin, nails and general feelings of wellbeing. This is even more acute as time marches on. I can tell when I’ve had a heavy weekend, not just by the dark circles and general feelings of knackered-ness but also by the grey and lacklustre condition of my skin.
I have supplemented my diet with superfoods and supplements for more years than I can remember, and can attest to their efficacy by the healthy condition of my skin and nails. My hair not so much because I still use heat to style.
Many superfoods are packed full of anti-oxidants (which protect the skin against the harmful effects of free radicals – a story for another day) and essential nutrients, which are the building blocks for a healthy body. Once your body has used up what essential nutrients it needs, the skin, hair and nails are left with the dregs…only they wouldn’t be dregs if there was enough to go around.
I am not a purist nor do I believe in the ‘my body is a temple’ school of thought…I eat and drink like a normal person – overindulging in ‘naughty’ foods quite regularly, but my philosophy is to consume 70-80% good stuff alongside some boosters (supergreens) to counteract any negative impacts of the 20-30% of crap I eat and drink. Simples 🙂
So, watch out for posts on superfoods, supplements and health foods, all filed under the healthy living category. And if you have any foods you favour for good health, then please let me know…I may well add it to my arsenal, and I will credit you for it too, of course 🙂