Vitamin C          

Vitamin C is another beauty nutrient that helps brighten skin complexion, while also boosting the production of collagen– aka the actual protein that makes up over 90% of our skin.

Vitamin C rich foods: citrus fruits, yellow bell peppers, strawberries, dark leafy greens, kiwifruit, broccoli, berries, tomatoes, peas, papaya

Vitamin E 

If you’re into beauty and healthy living you’ve probably heard the term “free radicals” thrown around a bit and basically a free radical is a nasty type of compound floating around in the environment that can cause damage to parts of our body (like our hair and skin) and also speed up the aging process. Now fortunately for us there are potent “antidotes” to free radicals, and vitamin E is one of them.

Vitamin E rich foods: almonds, spinach, Swiss chard, spinach, turnip greens, olive oil, nuts, seeds, sunflower oil

Beauty Tip: Using hair/skin care products that contain vitamin E is also a great way to protect your body and prevent damage from free radicals.

Biotin       

Many people don’t know this, but biotin is actually a B-vitamin that can help balance blood sugar. Plus, biotin’s other most commonly known claim to fame is that it can also help strengthen hair and prevent hair shedding.

Biotin rich foods: mushroom, tuna, turkey, sunflower seeds, almond, peanuts, Swiss chard, eggs, cauliflower, peanut butter, liver, avocado

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Dr. Phoenyx AustinDr. Phoenyx Austin, M.D. is a certified Sports Medicine & Nutrition Specialist, best-selling author, and the creator of Beauty&Body Protein for healthy hair and body. Find Dr. Phoenyx on her website and Youtube channel where she shares great tips on all things fitness, diet, and awesomely healthy living!

 

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Eat Your Way To Healthy Hair & Glowing Skin  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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