6 of the Best Super Food Products for Skin, Hair & Nails.
First Things First…
Our Skin, Hair & Nails are an outside reflection of how healthy we are on the inside. Nonetheless, we are here to help: Super foods nourish your body from the inside out!
The Good News!
Most importantly, eating a healthy diet is that your hair, skin & nails are often the first aspect to change when you improve your diet!
A plant based diet provides all the nutrients that are needed for skin, hair & nails to look their best.
Some foods, however, do contain more nutritional properties that support their growth and overall health than others do. Check out the following list of super foods to give you amazing hair, skin & nails.
Including these little berries into your diet will…
Clear the skin and boast a host of anti-ageing properties (Packed with antioxidants)
Clear the skin and boast a host of anti-ageing properties (Packed with antioxidants)
Skin Protection, reducing the amount of free radicals which bring harm to skin cells 🙁
Reduce the appearance of scars by improving the blood flow to the scar tissue.
What little wonders!
Why Almonds you ask?
Raw organic Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that supports collagen production.
Provide anti-inflammatory benefits for the body.
Rich in amino acids that are needed to support collagen growth and strengthen the body.
Great source of calcium, providing nutritional support for our bones, hair, skin, teeth, and nails.
There are so many different superfoods, immune boosters and energy lifters out there nowadays it can be overwhelming. So how do we know what to pick? It’s all very well adding a bit of this and a bit of that to a smoothie but instead of plying your body with what it may not need, try to target areas of your well-being that you feel you need to improve.
Find the right superfood that works with the area you need improving. Set yourself on a course for at least a month monitoring any improvements.
Maca powder is great for increasing your energy levels, boosting stamina and it has even been known to help boost fertility. Not only is it said to be exceptional for mental health, it reduces anxiety and stress levels. Some even claim that it acts as a natural anti-depressant. Maca is high in iron, phosphorus, manganese and and a whole host of vitamins and minerials. Check out our other blog for more on maca: 7 Surprising Benefits of Maca Powder.
Acai powder is fantastic for the skin. It helps to slow down the ageing with its potent vitamin E content while nourishing it at the same time with its rich Omega-9 oleic acid. Looking for a cleanse or detox? Then look no further. Acai is perfect for this as it is a potent antioxidant and helps to protect the body from free from radicals. Another article on the best superfoods for skin, hair & nails here.
This chocolate like substance is known for helping mood swings & correcting the ‘happy hormones’, such as serotonin. It’s known as a natural energy booster! Cacao is also said to benefit the heart as it contains flavanols, an antioxidant which is said to protect the heart against heart disease. It contains the ‘beauty mineral’ sulfur, which compliments our complexion meanwhile strengthening our hair and nails. Cacao can be consumed in powder, nibs, paste & butter.
Spirulina is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! It contains protein, B1, B2, B3, copper and iron. With only one table spoon a day, you had getting a huge dose of essential nutrients. Spirulina is advantageous for anyone suffering with high blood pressure. It is said to help your blood vessels relax. In addition to this, the superfood is loaded with antioxidants, many of which contain anti-inflammatory properties. Anemia sufferers should also look into this superfood as studies have shown an increase of hemoglobin content in the blood. Spirluna can be taken in powder or tablet form.
Plant Protein Powder
For any gym goers, plant protein is a no brainer. Plant protein contains other vitamins and minerals as well as a high protein content. One key factor is that it is easy on the digestion system. Conversely, many animal proteins, such as whey, are hard to digest. It is non-allergenic as it is lactose and dairy free! It’s free from antibiotics, steroids or any growth hormones.
Nua’s Plant Proteins:
Rice Protein Powder
Pea Protein Powder
Hemp Protein Powder
(Some come in berry & vanilla flavours.)
If you’re ever in doubt as to which superfoods you should try, simply pop us an email at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to guide you to the best superfoods for you!
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You can’t protect your kids from every cold and virus out there but you can boost their defences to help them fight off any infections they may get.
Probiotics, cutting down on the amount of sugar they get and ensuring they get enough vitamin-rich vegetables are three ways you can help boost their immune systems.
80%of the immune system is located in the gut, so one of the best ways you can improve your child’s health is to nurture their inner ecosystem. Probiotics are also found in cultured/fermented foods, so try introducing your kids to coconut yogurt or adding a spoon of quark to natural flavoured yogurt. You can get some delicious coconut yogurts in your local health store.
Goji berries are great for boosting the immune system and they are delicious too which makes they great to give to children. They’ll love the taste and not even realise they are eating something that is good for them. Check out some great recipes HERE to help incorporate them into their (and your) diet.
Cut Down the Sugar
Sugar suppresses the immune system so it’s best to try and cut out as much as you can in their diets. Instead of cane sugar, why not try some healthier alternatives like Lucuma Powder, figs and Agave nectar.
Some sugar free treats for your children (You can enjoy them too!)
Children often turn their noses up at vegetables. Try sneaking kale and broccoli into your next pesto and don’t underestimate the profound impact of herbs; parsley is rich in many immune-boosting minerals including vitamin C, K and A. Finely chop this alkaline herb and add it to your next bolognese, or lasagne.
Blending veggies and chopping them up really small can also help you sneak them into your kids diet! Another idea is to try covering up lumps of veg in cheese.
What you should be eating pre-workout? You need to fuel your body before every workout.
If you fail to provide yourself with the energy and nutrients required during exercise, the chances are you won’t see results as quickly as you should.
30 Minutes to an hour pre-workout, consume light meals and foods which contain simple carbohydrates and some protein.
When in need of a little pre-workout try:
Bananas are a great source of natural sugars, simple carbohydrates, and potassium. Eating a banana pre-workout is the perfect way to boost your glycogen stores and increase blood sugar levels.
2. Chicken, Rice & Vegetables
By combining a good source of lean protein and complex carbohydrates, this meal can provide amino acids and a slow-releasing source of energy.
3. Greek Yogurt, Fruit and Nuts
Consuming fruit and nuts with Greek yogurt can provide the body with a source of protein to help optimise your workout.
Porridge make the ultimate pre-workout breakfast. Oats contain complex carbohydrates and is also a great source of the soluble fibre. Try adding a scoop of protein powder to your porridge for added nutrition.
5. Fruit Smoothies
Smoothies are great tasting and super-healthy. Consuming a fruit smoothie is a great pre-workout option that can provide you with a good source of fast-acting glucose.
6. Wholegrain Bread, Sweet Potato and Brown Rice
Wholegrain Bread, sweet potato, and brown rice are great sources of complex carbohydrates. Combining these foods with a good source of protein means you’ll get a good source of slow-releasing energy to fuel you throughout a whole workout.
7. Apple Wedges and Peanut Butter
Sliced apple wedges with a small spread of peanut butter is tasty before a workout food. It’s perfect for consuming around 30 minutes before a workout.
Omelettes made using whole eggs and egg whites are a great source of muscle-building protein and amino acids.
9. Homemade Protein Bars
Homemade protein energy bars are easy to make and perfect for a quick on the go pre-workout food. You can control what goes into them. Try our recipe here!
10. Protein Shakes
If you’re on the go and in a hurry or none of the above appeal to you, a quick protein shake can solve your pre-workout problems.