What do supergreens and superfoods have to do with beauty?

Supergreens - moringa shown here

Supergreens – moringa shown here

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 🙂

Supergreens - moringa shown here

Supergreens – moringa shown here

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  1. 29th May 2015 / 2:27 pm

    I totally agree with your philosophy! Beauty starts from the inside so it totally makes sense to me to focus on food as well as products. I’ve been a long time user of moringa (my granny has a farm growing it so I always get sent supplies) and have just started to use wheatgrass which i’m growing to love x

    • 29th May 2015 / 3:12 pm

      Wow. Lucky you getting sent moringa! You can trace it back to source which is a plus in my books. I only discovered moringa a year or so ago. Late to the party.

      I am not a fan of wheatgrass. It tastes funny to me. Chlorella and spirulina were my staples before moringa. Baobab next x

      • 29th May 2015 / 4:04 pm

        Wheatgrass made me want to retch at first but it’s grown on me. Love baobab – never had spirulina so that will be me next for me! x