It probably won’t come as a shock to learn that there are a number of factors in what you consume that can affect your beauty. Ultimately, what you put in your mouth during mealtimes will play a role in many aspects of your looks. So, if you’re struggling with dull hair, limp nails and bad skin, just some simple adjustments can make a big difference. As a starter for ten, here are some of the top things to consider when it comes to diet and beauty.

Skin that glows from within

You need a well-balanced diet made up of foods from each of the food groups if you are craving radiant skin. For example, if you don’t often eat fruits or vegetables it’s likely you will be running low on the key nutrients that support healthy skin. Sufficient whole grains and lean protein are also important. A diet that is nutrient deficient diet is likely to result in skin that is dry, cracked and lacking lustre. Start upping the nutrients and it won’t be long before you notice a change in your skin!

Weight

Let’s not forget that beauty comes in all sizes. Although being unhealthily overweight can lead to a number of health complications as well as having a negative impact on self-esteem. If you are currently suffering health complications as a result of your weight, it pays to speak to your doctor about shedding some of those pounds. If you feel more confident, it will only make you more beautiful than you already are!

Better mood

A smile is one of the most attractive things we own, and it’s free. Have you noticed before how just flashing a smile instantly makes you feel more attractive? Well guess what, a healthy diet is an important way to keep your mood balanced so that smile isn’t compromised. Nutritious foods make you feel healthy as well as making you feel good about making healthy choices. That’s definitely something that will put a smile on your face!

Lovely locks

Hair, just like your skin, needs healthy foods to help ensure it is healthy, shiny and strong. The majority of foods that support healthy skin also contribute to healthy hair so it’s a win win situation! Pass me an avocado!

Muscles that look and feel good

Protein is the biggest nutrient that plays a role in how your muscles look, after all, muscles need adequate nutrition just like the rest of your body. You need to ensure you’re getting enough protein to help your muscles function so you can build and strengthen with exercise while also helping them recover afterward. Pay attention to your muscles and you’ll reap the rewards of an enviable toned body.

Nails that are as hard as nails

Hair, skin and nails are all made up of essentially the same components, although in different forms, so it makes sense that they can all be positively or negatively impacted by the things you eat. Protein rich foods such like low-fat dairy, eggs and lean meats are perfect for strong nails. Whole grains like brown rice and oatmeal and lots of fruits and vegetables will also give you nails to be proud of!

  • Do you always have the best intentions to eat healthy and then see life get in the way? Lack of time is now no longer a viable excuse thanks to this healthy guide from PopSugar. Here’s how keep healthy eating in the forefront of your mind even when you’re busy with family, friends, fun plans, and work.

  • Not sure what kind of foods you should be aiming to eat everyday to ensure your inner beauty shines through and your hair, skin and nails look at their best? Then this handy infographic, courtesy of Pinterest is a great whistle stop tour. And yes – you can eat chocolate every day (although we’re not talking ten bars of dairy milk!)

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