Hello friends, and welcome to this month’s Joyinmovment newsletter.
Last month was more of a general motivational newsletter, but this month we’ll cover what you can do to keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy!
As we age our skin, hair, and nails age along with us. I know that seems obvious, but still we are often surprised when we notice changes. So let’s start with 7 anti-aging nutritional suggestions.
1. Olive oil: Foods containing anti-oxidants, like olive oil, delay the aging process. I’m often asked how monounsaturated fats, like olive oil, affect health.
Monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood, which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. They also provide nutrients to help develop and maintain your body’s cells. Oils rich in monounsaturated fats also contribute vitamin E to the diet, an antioxidant vitamin most people need more of. Olive oil is also good for your skin and hair. I usually use olive oil as a base for my salad dressing!
2. Red wine: Red wine contains resveratrol, which is a member of a group of plant compounds called polyphenols. These compounds are thought to have anti-aging properties, thereby offering protection for your cells.
3. Beans: Beans contain protein, which will help thicken and strengthen your hair. I’m always working on adding more beans to my diet. One cup of beans contains 15 grams of protein.
4. Brazil nuts: Brazil nuts contain selenium and glutathione, an anti-oxidant which slows down the skin’s aging process. I suggest 2 Brazil nuts a day. I’ve started doing this too!
5. Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain lycopene, which acts as a natural sun block.
6. Raspberries and Blueberries: These berries offset inflammation, and help your skin age better with less wrinkles. And besides, they taste great! I eat berries every day.
7. Organic eggs: Eggs contain biotin and iron, which are good for healthy skin and hair.
And speaking of iron, have you noticed your hair, skin, or nails are not looking as good as they used to look? Your skin, hair, and nails are affected by the foods you choose to eat. Both hair and nails can become brittle and dry, and hair can thin or fall out without the right range of nutritious choices in your diet.
Here are some nutritional ideas for you that will round out any healthy diet and help you have healthier skin, hair, and nails.
Lentils, fish, and kidney beans are all high in protein and iron.
Bananas and raisins contain silica. Fruits and veggies contain vitamin C, which helps your body absorb iron.
Dark green vegetables like spinach are high in vitamins A and C.
Oysters, liver, and lean beef contain iron.
Sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, and pumpkin all contain vitamin A.
While the aging process of our body is inevitable, we sure can do a lot nutritionally to age as well as possible. I hope you’ve found this newsletter helpful!
Until next month, enjoy those Brazil nuts!!
P.S. I wanted to remind you that along with this monthly Joyinmovement newsletter, I also write a shorter weekly newsletter about healthy living that comes to your inbox every Monday morning. It’s called Monday Morning Motivational Minute. It’s free, but you have to subscribe through this link. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and subscribe. http://www.activemenopauselifestyle.com. Despite the website having “menopause” in its title, trust me. The MMMM’s, (as I call them) are full of great health and fitness information that both men and non-menopausal aged women can use!