Episode 123: Foods good for Skin and Hair
Foods good for skin and hair Many autoimmune sufferers have skin and hair issues – sometimes directly related to their disease like with psoriasis and sometimes indirectly like with thyroid issues. Good news, what you eat makes a big difference. There are very specific foods that are good for your skin and hair. Eating food that is good for your skin and hair is simple – you just need to take in robust nutrients to power oxygen, minerals, and healthy cell turnover. It’s never too late to start being extra mindful of your skin and hair. Today we are diving into the foods to aim to eat daily to ensure beautiful skin and hair – it starts from the inside out. 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Foods Good for Skin and Hair Rough Transcript (listening is best) Foods good for skin and hair Many autoimmune sufferers have skin and hair issues – sometimes directly related to their disease like with psoriasis and sometimes indirectly like with thyroid issues. Good news, what you eat makes a big difference. There are very specific foods that are good for your skin and hair. Eating food that is good for your skin and hair is simple – you just need to take in robust nutrients to power oxygen, minerals, and healthy cell turnover. It’s never too late to start being extra mindful of your skin and hair. Today we are diving into the foods good for skin and hair and how to aim to eat them daily to ensure beautiful skin and hair – it starts from the inside out. Intro Welcome if this is your first time listening – I’m Audrey Christie – I’m a functional and integrative nurse nutritionist and energy medicine practitioner. I help women stop chasing symptoms and find relief and ultimately learn how to heal their bodies from autoimmune disease. Good Skin and Hair happen in the Kitchen Eat colorful fruits and vegetables every day Pick up more fresh produce with an array of colors. These items have potent antioxidants that keep free radicals from causing cellular damage. It would be best if you strived to have five portions of produce daily, aiming to be as colorful as you possibly can. Make Vitamin C a priority Not only is vitamin C extra crucial for immunity, but it’s also great for the skin. You can use the topical version on the outside, but inside, get as much as you can so you produce more collagen for bouncy, youthful skin. Think blueberries, oranges, broccoli, and sweet potatoes. Savor selenium-rich foods Another antioxidant that does skin right is selenium. It assists vitamins C and E to help support your immunity and keep skin from suffering sun damage. You can get selenium by eating a single Brazil nut every day. You will also find it in broccoli and tomatoes. Don’t forget vitamin E-rich foods It’s helpful to think of vitamin E as vitamin C’s best friend. These two work better together to repair oxidative stress in the body, especially for the skin. Choose avocados, almonds, and hazelnuts to get more vitamin E. Give your body healthy fats Healthy fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats give you those essential fatty acids to moisturize skin from within for better elasticity. Again, avocados will come to your rescue, as will seeds and nuts. Get more omegas You need tons of omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that your body needs and can’t produce on its own. You can eat them in things like seaweed, hemp seeds, walnuts, brussels sprouts, or chia seeds. Power up with phytoestrogens From plants, these natural chemicals keep hormones in balance. There are different kinds — like isoflavones found in tofu and others in fruit, vegetables — and lignans found in whole grains like gluten-free oats. Choose more zinc Zinc also helps immune systems hum along, but for the skin, it trains your sebaceous glands to produce natural oils properly. Zinc can repair skin damage and help your skin stay soft and beautiful. You’ll get it by eating lentils, seeds, nuts, and whole grains (bread isn’t a whole grain). Water Along with eating well, don’t skimp on your water intake. That helps your body digest all these healthy foods and gives your skin hydration to hold onto while you hold onto your youth! If you are struggling with your hair and nails this will get you on the right track – to get some other steps you can take right away… I created a free resource for you, its called 5 Steps to You can Start TODAY to begin healing from Your Autoimmune Disease, And its specifically simple steps you can take right now – including changing your mindset, adding nutritious foods and help you shift to a healing path. You can download it on the show notes page or your podcast player, or at audreychristie.com/autoimmune. To wrap this up – Remember just like abs don’t happen in the gym – skin and hair don’t happen with products you slather on your skin… your skin and hair is a reflection of what is happening at a cellular level INSIDE your body. Start by giving it the nutrients it needs to be as healthy and clear as possible. Thank you so much for tuning in, if you have a second it would mean the world to me if you could leave a rating or review! That helps me help more people get clear of autoimmune disease. I’d be oh so grateful. I hope you have the most magical and restful day friends, and I challenge you to leave your world, however you can, a little better than how you found it when you got up this morning. Be well.