Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid for Perfectly Healthy Skin, Hair & Nails
Better Skin, Hair & Nails Through Better Foods
Have you ever thought about how your diet could affect the well-being of your skin, nails, and hair? The food you eat is ingested into your body and your skin, nails, and hair absorb its nutrients—or its toxins.
It’s crucial to pay attention to the foods you eat if you’re trying to maintain a healthy body. The below foods are ones to eat in moderation, or avoid altogether. Your body will thank you!
Excessive Meat & Dairy Products - Skin Deterioration & Cancer?
Examples of saturated fats are: fast food, beef, lamb, pork, poultry—especially with skin, lard and cream, butter, cheese, ice cream, coconut, palm oil, palm kernel oil, some baked and fried foods.
This study even found a correlation of diets high in dairy products to an increased risk of skin cancer. Beware of highly processed meats as well, these are known to contain nitrites, which cause skin inflammation and wrinkles in high consumption.
Simple Carbohydrates (AKA: Foods with High Glycemic Index) Cause Problem Skin & Inflammation
Foods with a high GI are directly associated with acne!
High GI foods spike your blood sugar in the moment, but can lead to fatigue shortly after since they provide very little long-lasting sustenance. These foods should be eaten in extreme moderation—if at all!
Examples include:candy, syrups, soda, artificial sweeteners, fruit juice, white and whole wheat bread, white rice, breakfast cereals and cereal bars, cakes, cookies, and sweet treats, potatoes and fries, chips and rice crackers, sweetened dairy products.
One common thread through all simple carbs is: SUGAR.
Sugar not only causes inflammation within the body, but it breaks down collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping your skin strong and firm. This can result in sagging skin! This is part of why our SIBU Omega 7 Pure contains no added sweeteners or fillers, just 100% pure, whole sea buckthorn berry puree, never from concentrate.
Foods High in Sodium Drying Out Your Skin
Think about what you crave most when you’ve eaten a bunch of salty foods… water!
This is because sodium dehydrates your body. And what happens to our body, happens to our skin. Our skin dries out when we eat foods high in sodium. And not only does it adversely affect our skin, but a diet high in sodium can lead to high blood pressure, heart issues, and a number of other problems.
Alcohol, Premature Aging, Inflammation
We know this is the last thing you wanted to hear, but heavy alcohol consumption is linked to poor skin health.
Alcohol is—you guessed it—inflammatory, and when consumed in large amounts can lead to acne, redness, and wrinkles. The CDC recommends 2 drinks or less for men per day, or 1 drink or less for women per day.
Now You're Probably Asking, "So, What Can I Eat for Healthier Skin, Hair & Nails?"...
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Celery & Cucumbers
- Acai Berries
- Red Kidney Beans
- Leafy Vegetables
- Kefir (unsweetened)
- Green Tea
- White Tea
- Olive Oil
- Dark Chocolate
And of course, 100% pure sea buckthorn berries! These foods (and drinks) are anti-inflammatory and contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as vitamin E, and antioxidants.
SIBU Omega 7 Pure contain all of those ingredients, and the elusive beauty omega, omega 7! If you want to read more on the benefits of omega-7 and sea buckthorn berries, check out this blog post.
Our skin, nails, and hair are external reflections of what’s going on inside our body. If we are feeding our body highly inflammatory foods, we will see the result as unhealthier, fragile skin, nails, and hair.
On the other hand, if we focus on inflammatory foods in moderation, and include the foods listed above in our regular diets, our skin, nails, and hair will be healthier than ever.And with SIBU Omega 7 Pure, you will be simply radiant. Trust us, you’ll feel better too!