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9 Best Foods for Healthy Skin & Hair

While using top-notch products can do a great deal of good for your skin and hair, the truth is that truly healthy skin and hair comes from within.  These top beauty foods can help you attain strong, shiny hair and glowing skin.
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Walnuts

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts help to lock in moisture and protect your skin from irritants.  They also also act as a natural anti-inflammatory, which means that they can help prevent break-outs and help protect your skin and hair from UV rays.

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Chia Seeds

Like walnuts, chia seeds are rich in omega-3’s to help nurture your skin.  They also help to boost cell turnover to reveal a supple and soft complexion.

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Berries

Because berries are so high in antioxidants, they help to protect the skin and lock in moisture. Colorful berries are also high in Vitamin C, which helps to increase collagen and elastin for natural anti-aging.

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Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are packed full of skin-friendly nutrients: vitamin E to improve skin tone, zinc to increase collagen production and vitamin A to help repair your skin.  They’ve also got vitamin K and biotin, which helps to create strong, healthy hair.

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Avocados

In addition to being an awesome ingredient in hair and facial masks, chowing down on some guac has beauty benefits, too. Avocados are high in omega-6 fatty acids, which help to moisturize your skin and hair.

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Seaweed

Seaweed has recently been trending as a beauty superfood as it contains essential minerals like zinc and iron, which are important in maintaining strong hair. Due it’s combination of nutrients, seaweed also has anti-aging benefits.  Bring on the sushi!

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Sweet Potatoes

Rich in vitamin A, sweet potatoes can help to reduce fine lines and clear up any dark spots. They’re also a great source of antioxidants to help protect your skin and hair.

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Dark Chocolate

Yes, chocolate is good for your skin! Dark chocolate in particular is high in copper, zinc and iron which helps to nourish dry skin and promote healthy hair growth.

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Cucumbers

Hydrating cucumber is for more than just reducing puffy eyes!  Chowing down on some cucumber helps to moisturize your skin and reduce inflammation for a youthful complexion.

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