The key to clear, radiant skin and thick, swingy hair can't always be found on your vanity table. In fact, some nutritionists suggest you check your crisper drawer. Join us as we explore the possibility that these Top 5 "superfoods" may be good for your hair and complexion.
This low-profile berry was ranked number one in antioxidant activity by the U.S. Department of Agriculture compared to 40 common fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in blueberries protect you from premature aging, and the polyphenols can help reduce inflammation, minimize acne and wrinkles, and increase circulation. Go ahead and add half a cup to your yogurt, smoothie, or cereal every morning to get an antioxidant boost first thing in the AM!
Kale has a hell of a PR team, but spinach is no slouch either. Spinach delivers a triple dose of wrinkle-fighting antioxidants: vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene. All three work in concert to protect your skin from the sun's aging UV rays." (Yes, you still need to wear sunscreen!). It's also loaded with lutein, which keeps your eyes healthy and sparkling. Aim for one cup per day; use it in your salad instead of romaine, or wilt a bag of green leaves into your pasta sauce or soup.
Tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. Surprisingly, lycopene in tomatoes is more easily absorbed by your body when it is cooked or processed, so make sure to stock up on canned tomato sauce, tomato juice, and ketchup.
5. Wild Salmon